How To Become A Detective And Private Investigator UK
What is a Private Investigator or Private Detective
The chances are that you are not quite sure! Most people have gained their knowledge of private investigation from fictional TV series and books which have exaggerated and glamorised the investigation business. Although much of this is untrue there are still jobs that offer the interest, excitement and job satisfaction of becoming a private investigator. A private investigator also known as a private detective or inquiry agent carries out investigations and enquiries on behalf of clients to obtain information and confirm facts. Their clients include the legal profession, commerce, industry and the general public.
IQ Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Professional Private Investigation (RQF)
The IQ Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Professional Private Investigation (RQF) has been designed primarily for those people who have no little or no private investigation experience or qualifications. It is a comprehensive A to Z teaching course containing 12 modules which make up 5 units which equate to 240 hours of learning. The final exam consists of a workbook with 46 short answer questions covering all 5 units. There is no time limit to complete the workbook. The time required to complete the course will very much depend on the amount of time and effort that you are willing to devote.
Normally students studying on a part time basis will take three months to complete the course however; we have had students who have studied on a full time basis complete it within six weeks.
The course offers all the knowledge that an investigator would require to enter the industry as a fully competent professional.