Surveillance | Level 3

Course information

Course details

Course details

We are well known for the practical elements on our course, this has proven successful over the last 30+ years in which we have been involved with Commercial Operations. We have not just suddenly evolved this method training, we do it like this because of our proven track record in this department…..it works! Short classroom sessions are carried out during the course, they are necessary but they are no longer than necessary. We also provide all students with some pre-course learning so that we can lower the learning curve and make more rapid progress in the initial phases.

People do not come on our course so that they can stop for multiple coffee breaks and have an hour for lunch, which is great because we simply do not do it. Bring a packed lunch and a flask. Our Managing Director has carried out surveillance operations at the highest levels for many years for HMG and then carved out a successful career on the commercial circuit. If you are coming from a Military or Police background, you will need to adapt to be successful on the commercial circuit. It is no good teaching what you would have if you were doing it for HMG as commercially there are different factors to take into consideration, budget, laws and legislation and more, which obviously affects the way in which a surveillance operation is conducted. We have been and will continue to be a successful operational company…many have come and gone during our time in business, some have tried to replicate us and our success, most are no longer trading.

Who attends our surveillance courses?

Who attends our surveillance courses?

We get a variety of people come to us, as you would expect. We have budding Private Investigators wishing to add this skill set to their armoury. We also often get qualified Close Protection Officers attend our surveillance course as the surveillance phase during their own CP course was not all that it could have been or indeed should have been. We also get people that have, to date, had no exposure to the industry but who are interested and perhaps looking at a career change. People appreciate that this skill not only works hand in glove with CP but that it can also be an excellent skill that allows you to go out and make a living alongside your work as a CPO or on its own.

What will I learn?

What will I learn?

At Argus Europe we are realistic and stress to people that 1 week is merely scratching the surface when it comes to surveillance. At the same time we are confident that you will not get more training within 1 week anywhere else than you will with us. The week will provide you with enough knowledge so that you can make a start in the business. We also cover areas such as surveillance reports, logs, legal requirements and areas in which to obtain work post course. If you decide to come on our course then be prepared to work hard and put in the required effort. Each day is a long one as there is much to cover. The learning curve is steep but manageable and the reward at the end more than worth it. Why not get in touch with some of our former students and ask them?

Do I need a Military or Police background?

Do I a Military or Police background?

Absolutely not. Whilst we do get people with a military or Police background it is in no way essential and does not in our opinion mean that you will be more or less successful as a surveillance operator. The instructors have worked with a large amount of people over the years from a variety of backgrounds and some of the very best have been “civilians”. What matters is good training, a good attitude and a passion for the skill.

Post Course Support

Post Course Support

Ask our former students, we DO NOT turn our backs on you. Each student who passes any of our courses is invited to join the Argus Group so that they have an open link to us and our former students. We are always on hand for help and advice although we make no promises this group has proven useful for passing work around amongst the group. Everyone suffers from skill fade or forgets certain things and this is just the place to ask the questions that will be answered by ourselves or other students in a professional manner. We often get students pop up to see us for the day with their newly acquired surveillance vehicle so that we can help them put it together…no problem. These visits have the added bonus of allowing them to meet and network with the current course and we all need to network as much as possible!

Course details

We are well known for the practical elements on our course, this has proven successful over the last 30+ years in which we have been involved with Commercial Operations. We have not just suddenly evolved this method training, we do it like this because of our proven track record in this department…..it works! Short classroom sessions are carried out during the course, they are necessary but they are no longer than necessary. We also provide all students with some pre-course learning so that we can lower the learning curve and make more rapid progress in the initial phases.

People do not come on our course so that they can stop for multiple coffee breaks and have an hour for lunch, which is great because we simply do not do it. Bring a packed lunch and a flask. Our Managing Director has carried out surveillance operations at the highest levels for many years for HMG and then carved out a successful career on the commercial circuit. If you are coming from a Military or Police background, you will need to adapt to be successful on the commercial circuit. It is no good teaching what you would have if you were doing it for HMG as commercially there are different factors to take into consideration, budget, laws and legislation and more, which obviously affects the way in which a surveillance operation is conducted. We have been and will continue to be a successful operational company…many have come and gone during our time in business, some have tried to replicate us and our success, most are no longer trading.

Who attends our surveillance courses?

We get a variety of people come to us, as you would expect. We have budding Private Investigators wishing to add this skill set to their armoury. We also often get qualified Close Protection Officers attend our surveillance course as the surveillance phase during their own CP course was not all that it could have been or indeed should have been. We also get people that have, to date, had no exposure to the industry but who are interested and perhaps looking at a career change. People appreciate that this skill not only works hand in glove with CP but that it can also be an excellent skill that allows you to go out and make a living alongside your work as a CPO or on its own.

What will I learn?

At Argus Europe we are realistic and stress to people that 1 week is merely scratching the surface when it comes to surveillance. At the same time we are confident that you will not get more training within 1 week anywhere else than you will with us. The week will provide you with enough knowledge so that you can make a start in the business. We also cover areas such as surveillance reports, logs, legal requirements and areas in which to obtain work post course. If you decide to come on our course then be prepared to work hard and put in the required effort. Each day is a long one as there is much to cover. The learning curve is steep but manageable and the reward at the end more than worth it. Why not get in touch with some of our former students and ask them?

Do I a Military or Police background?

Absolutely not. Whilst we do get people with a military or Police background it is in no way essential and does not in our opinion mean that you will be more or less successful as a surveillance operator. The instructors have worked with a large amount of people over the years from a variety of backgrounds and some of the very best have been “civilians”. What matters is good training, a good attitude and a passion for the skill.

Post Course Support

Ask our former students, we DO NOT turn our backs on you. Each student who passes any of our courses is invited to join the Argus Group so that they have an open link to us and our former students. We are always on hand for help and advice although we make no promises this group has proven useful for passing work around amongst the group. Everyone suffers from skill fade or forgets certain things and this is just the place to ask the questions that will be answered by ourselves or other students in a professional manner. We often get students pop up to see us for the day with their newly acquired surveillance vehicle so that we can help them put it together…no problem. These visits have the added bonus of allowing them to meet and network with the current course and we all need to network as much as possible!

Testimonials

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

    Excellent course, great fun, instructors were very informative!
    – Sam James
    sam00 [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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jan 2018, Surveillance/Private Investigation/Close Protection
    An excellent course, delivered professionally.
    – Ash Bowers
    ashleybowers [at] outlook.com
  • March 2018, Surveillance & Private Investigation

    Great course, knowledgeable team.
    – Chris Maguire
    chriserd [at] outlook.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
    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
  • 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
  • March 2018 Surveillance and Private Investigation

    Awesome, thank you!
    – Lee Payne
    lee.payne05 [at] gmail.com
  • 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 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 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
  • A very enjoyable course instructed by faultless instructors who have years of knowledge and experience.
    – Dax Crosby
    daxcrosby[at]gmail.com

Dates 2018

April 11th - 17th
May 9th - 15th
June 13th - 19th
July 11th - 17th
September 12th - 18th
October 10th - 16th

 

Fees

What's included:

BTEC Level 3 in Advanced Surveillance

£950.00 + VAT (£1140.00)

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