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Two Week Combined Private Investigator & Surveillance Course for SIA Licence

Two Week Combined Private Investigator & Surveillance Course for SIA Licence


  • Duration:Two Weeks
  • Qualification:SFJ Level 4 Award in Covert Surveillance Operations & SFJ Level 3 Award in Professional Investigation
  • Other Details:Costs: £1990.00 + VAT = £2388.00 (450.00 deposit required). On site accommodation available at a nominal fee, subject to availability.

Key Skills Learnt

  • Foot & Mobile Surveillance
  • Private Investigation

Suitable for…

  • This course is suitable for those who want more than just a basic level of instruction. Ideal for those entering the surveillance & investigative industry and wishing to obtain an SIA Licence

About Our Two Week Combined P.I. & Surveillance Course

This 10 day course is a combination of our 5 day Professional Investigation sia logocourse together with our 5 day Basic Surveillance Course. It is ideal for those who wish to undergo surveillance training and also be qualified to obtain an SIA Private Investigators Licence.

The course will qualify you with:-

OFQUAL SFJ Level 4 Award in Covert Surveillance Operations (Intermediate)
SFJ Level 3 Award in Professional Investigation

If you are from the military and on resettlement training, you can obtain ELCAS funding for this course.

Professional Investigation (Week One)

This Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators is based on the SIA specifications of core competency training for Private Investigators. This five day course far exceeds the minimum requirements set by the SIA, which is a minimum of 39 guided learning hours.

Topics will include:

  • Open Source Intelligence
  • Surveillance Legislation
  • Running an investigation business
  • Private Investigation
  • Process Serving
  • General Enquiries & Report Writing
  • Statement Taking & Interviewing Witnesses
  • Current Legislation
  • Tracing

Successful students will qualify for the SFJ Level 3 Award in Professional Investigation, needed for an SIA licence.

Foot & Mobile Surveillance (Week Two)

In this second week, skills are taught which are necessary for gathering evidence by covert means and to become a proficient surveillance operator. We teach how to carry out surveillance on foot and by vehicle. These skills are then put into practise by carrying out supervised surveillance exercises out on the ground every day of the course.

Topics will include:

  • Personal Dress & Awareness
  • Planning
  • Foot Surveillance
  • Covert Communications
  • Mobile Surveillance
  • Surveillance Triggers
  • Vehicle Tracking
  • Anti Surveillance
  • Current Legislation

Sucsessful students will qualify for the SFJ Level 4 Award in Covert Surveillance Operations (Intermediate).

Course Costs & Funding

ELCASThis two week course is held in Yorkshire and includes the provision of all equipment including vehicles, fuel, covert radios and cameras. Refreshments are also provided. If you are from the MOD, ELCAS funding is available for these courses.


Accommodation is not included in the course fees but on-site, self-catering, twin-share accommodation is available at a nominal rate of £10.00 per night on this course. This is provided on a first come first served basis and availability will be confirmed at the time of booking.


Students must be able to converse fully in the English language (due to fast and accurate radio procedure). They must provide photographic proof of identity such as a driving licence or passport and to bring with them suitable clothing and an enthusiastic approach to learning. Refreshments are provided but lunches are not included.

We normally limit this course to a maximum of nine students.

To download a booking form, visit our Downloads Page

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