Private Investigation | Level 3

Course information

Course details

Course details

Many people work across the various disciplines within the security industry and Private Investigation services is most definitely a growth area. With the economy still in bad shape many companies are looking at more and more ways to cut out their losses as well as increasing their profit, anything to make the bottom line better during these challenging times. To this end more and more companies are calling on the services of Private Investigators to help them with their problems. We have found that clients approach us from all walks of like, big and small companies alike, even those with their own internal investigations department as these are often staffed by untrained people who are just fulfilling a role.

What is involved in being a Private Investigator

What activities could a Private Investigator expect to be involved with?

The role is so varied that this is difficult to answer but you could most certainly be involved with:

  • Statement taking
  • Accident reports
  • Locus reports
  • Surveillance (physical)
  • Surveillance (technical)
  • Process serving
  • Preliminary investigations/research (OSINT)
What does the course cover?

What does the course cover?

The Private Investigator course is based around the Surveillance course, as we believe that this gives potential Private Investigators the best base from which to grow their own agency. Further to the surveillance course, students will also cover:

  • Process serving
  • Law & legislation
  • Open source intelligence gathering (OSINT)
  • Locus reporting
  • Setting up an agency

In order for some of these examples of the work that you carry out to be successful you will have to conduct some sort of preliminary investigations, a research phase so that your client is advised fully prior to authorising some potentially expensive surveillance without the need or much chance of success. Given the massive growth of the internet never before has Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) been so important to investigations. People’s lifestyles are, now played out to the world in places such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and more so naturally we show all our students ways in which information from these sites can be legally obtained, information that could make or break an investigation. You must remember that just because you pay for information it does not mean that this information is illegal, far from it – look at areas such as the electoral role, the information attracts a fee but it is totally legal. Having knowledge in this area is vital if you wish to become a proficient investigator. We find that most people find this phase of the course extremely interesting and invaluable for their future.

Post Course Support

Post Course Support

Many training providers have been criticised over the years for not offering post course support and quite rightly so. At Argus Europe, we do not do this and have set up a group for Argus students only. Upon successful completion of your course, you will be given access to the Argus Group where you can easily network with other Argus students and be made aware of potentially vital information regarding employment opportunities and legislative changes.

Is there anything else?

Is there anything else?

We pride ourselves in giving our students the very best chance of gaining employment within the Security Industry and to that end all of our students are advised about Curriculum Vitae’s, Personal Portfolios, the etiquette required on The Circuit and more….just ask our students, they will tell you just how valuable this element of the course is.

Course details

Many people work across the various disciplines within the security industry and Private Investigation services is most definitely a growth area. With the economy still in bad shape many companies are looking at more and more ways to cut out their losses as well as increasing their profit, anything to make the bottom line better during these challenging times. To this end more and more companies are calling on the services of Private Investigators to help them with their problems. We have found that clients approach us from all walks of like, big and small companies alike, even those with their own internal investigations department as these are often staffed by untrained people who are just fulfilling a role.

What activities could a Private Investigator expect to be involved with?

The role is so varied that this is difficult to answer but you could most certainly be involved with:

  • Statement taking
  • Accident reports
  • Locus reports
  • Surveillance (physical)
  • Surveillance (technical)
  • Process serving
  • Preliminary investigations/research (OSINT)

What does the course cover?

The Private Investigator course is based around the Surveillance course, as we believe that this gives potential Private Investigators the best base from which to grow their own agency. Further to the surveillance course, students will also cover:

  • Process serving
  • Law & legislation
  • Open source intelligence gathering (OSINT)
  • Locus reporting
  • Setting up an agency

In order for some of these examples of the work that you carry out to be successful you will have to conduct some sort of preliminary investigations, a research phase so that your client is advised fully prior to authorising some potentially expensive surveillance without the need or much chance of success. Given the massive growth of the internet never before has Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) been so important to investigations. People’s lifestyles are, now played out to the world in places such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and more so naturally we show all our students ways in which information from these sites can be legally obtained, information that could make or break an investigation. You must remember that just because you pay for information it does not mean that this information is illegal, far from it – look at areas such as the electoral role, the information attracts a fee but it is totally legal. Having knowledge in this area is vital if you wish to become a proficient investigator. We find that most people find this phase of the course extremely interesting and invaluable for their future.

Post Course Support

Many training providers have been criticised over the years for not offering post course support and quite rightly so. At Argus Europe, we do not do this and have set up a group for Argus students only. Upon successful completion of your course, you will be given access to the Argus Group where you can easily network with other Argus students and be made aware of potentially vital information regarding employment opportunities and legislative changes.

Is there anything else?

We pride ourselves in giving our students the very best chance of gaining employment within the Security Industry and to that end all of our students are advised about Curriculum Vitae’s, Personal Portfolios, the etiquette required on The Circuit and more….just ask our students, they will tell you just how valuable this element of the course is.

Testimonials

  • March 2018 Close Protection/Surveillance/Private Investigation/First Aid

    The course instructors have a vast amount of knowledge and experience in every aspect of close protection and surveillance. Personal experiences combined with the equipment made available to us really brings the course to life. The tuition and understanding gained from this course are skills I will retain for life.
    – Wesley Gardener
    snipes2.0 [at] hotmail.com
  • Dec 2017, Surveillance, Private Investigation, Close Protection
    The course was brilliant, learnt lots and already I can see that the post course support is very good!
    – Jonathan Scholick
    jonny.scholick [at] gmail.com
  • March 2018 Close Protection/Surveillance/Private Investigation/First Aid

    One of the best courses that I have done throughout my military career. All instructors are full of knowledge and teach from their own experience.
    – Jody Sammways
    jodysammways [at] hotmail.co.uk
  • Jan 2018, Surveillance/Private Investigation/Close Protection
    An excellent course, delivered professionally.
    – Ash Bowers
    ashleybowers [at] outlook.com
  • Jan 2018, Surveillance/Private Investigation/Close Protection
    Great stuff, thoroughly enjoyable experience. Great team. A shame I have to go back to the real world!
    – Paul Hope
    hopenfold [at] icloud.com
  • March 2018 Close Protection/Surveillance/Private Investigation/First Aid

    Excellent course, great fun, instructors were very informative!
    – Sam James
    sam00 [at] outlook.com
  • March Close Protection/Surveillance/Private Investigation/First Aid

    I enjoyed every day of the course. I learned a lot and would recommend this course to anyone interested in Close protection and Surveillance!
    – Becky Cole
    beckyhilluk24 [at] yahoo.co.uk
  • March 2018 Close Protection/Surveillance/Private Investigation/First Aid

    I had an excellent time and got to know some new friends. I will recommend the course to others.
    – Ferdinand Seton
    ferdinand [at] it-returen.se
  • March 2018, Surveillance & Private Investigation

    Great course, knowledgeable team.
    – Chris Maguire
    chriserd [at] outlook.com
  • Dec 2017, Surveillance/Private Investigation/Close Protection
    I would fully recommend this course and Argus to anyone wishing to work as a CPO.
    – David Mcfarlane
    davie37 [at] mail.co.uk
  • Jan 2018, Surveillance/Private Investigation/Close Protection
    Extremely happy with the course, highly recommended. The post course support forum is excellent!
    – David Coole
    davecooke [at] hotmail.com
  • March 2018 Surveillance and Private Investigation

    Awesome, thank you!
    – Lee Payne
    lee.payne05 [at] gmail.com
  • March 2018 Close Protection/Surveillance/Private Investigation/First Aid

    Brillian course, all instructors were great and had lots of experience. I found every stage beneficial and well ran. I will recommend this course to others.
    – Glen Marshall
    glenmarshall [at] rocketmail.com
  • Dec 2017, Surveillance, Private Investigation, Close Protection
    I really enjoyed the course, especially the surveillance phase. I felt like the knowledge of the instructors made it easier to understand all aspects of the course.
    – Arron Jordon
    arronjordan119 [at] gmail.com
   
Nov  2018 21st - 27th
Jan 2019 9th - 15th
March 2019 6th - 12th
May 2019 15th - 21st
July 2019 10th - 16th

 

Fees

Full package includes:

BTEC Level 3 in Private Investigations
BTEC Level 3 in Advanced Surveillance

£1150.00 + VAT (£1380.00)

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