Argus Europe Limited was established in 1992 by Managing Director Brian Tough Q.G.M. a former Special Forces soldier and Bodyguard to many high profile individuals. Argus Europe has been providing specialist training for high-net worth clients and their families since the early 1990’s. Argus Europe is an operational company working globally with an extensive variety of contacts. We only deliver courses where we feel we have legitimate operational experience. You will not see us offering courses in what is the latest, greatest fad. We have core strengths and we deliver along those lines and we operate in those areas. We have almost 40 years operational experience, we have trained many of the current uprising of training providers!
Before deciding on a course provider
You should be asking your training provider lots of questions prior to booking your place on any course. Think long and hard about this decision, it will be one of the most important decisions that you make concerning the rest of your lives.
1. Who are the instructors, what are their backgrounds, have they operated CP commercially worldwide and not just the UK. Are any of the instructors from a SF background?
2. What percentage of the training is out of the classroom (or is it unrealistic training by PowerPoint to save costs).
3. How many training vehicles have they. Are the vehicles fleet insured for training. If you are asked to provide your own car for the training then your insurance will probably not cover you.
4. Have they comprehensive insurance for the training itself? Ask for proof!
5. Do you get the FPOS(I) medical qualification as part of the package. Virtually every company are insisting on it as the minimum medical requirement.
6. Will you leave the course with FPOS(I), CP level 3, Advanced Surveillance Level 3 & Private Investigation Level 3.
7. Have they genuine testimonials on their site from people who you can get in touch with to ask questions about the training.
If these standards are not met then you may end up in a classroom 8 – 12 hours a day writing essays watching PowerPoints and not receiving reality training purely to cut costs.