Professional Investigators Award


Price is per online user of this course, excluding 20% VAT

This online course leads to the Level 3 Professional Investigator’s Award qualification. It is based on the Security Industry Authority (SIA) specifications for core competency training for those who work, or would like to work, as Professional Investigators.

The course includes:

  • 30 Interactive E-Learning Tutorials
  • Regular On-line ‘Live’ Classroom sessions
  • All current Legislation (Made relevant by our ‘in-house’ Barrister and includes the Bribery Act 2010 & Protection of Freedoms Act 2012)
  • Invigilated Exam
  • Free retake if required
  • Hundreds of sample exam questions

See below for further information.

Sold By: Bisio Training Ltd


Based on methodologies and techniques followed and employed by police and other law enforcement agencies throughout the UK, this online learning aid is compatible with the EDI and IQ Level 3 Professional Investigator’s Award.

Course Content

The course is divided into 30 separate tutorials and allows investigators to revise or study in their own time and at their own pace. The course covers all the assessment criteria of both Units in an easy to follow style:

Unit 1: Principles of planning and reporting investigations A/503/0679
Unit 2: Principles of gathering and using information for investigations M/503/0680

It covers the necessary understanding and skills required by individuals to operate as a Professional Investigator,  and includes a wide range of topics such as:

  • Gathering Electronic Evidence
  • Operational Preparation and Planning
  • Taking Witness Statements
  • Investigative Interviewing Skills and Techniques
  • Exhibit Handling
  • Gathering Information by Surveillance
  • Surveillance Logkeeping
  • The Bribery Act 2010
  • The Computer Misuse Act 1990
  • The Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996
  • The Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994
  • The Data Protection Act 1998
  • The Freedom of Information Act 2000
  • The Protection from Harassment Act 1997
  • The Human Rights Act 1998
  • The National Intelligence Model
  • The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984
  • The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998
  • The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000
  • The Sexual Offences Act 2003
  • Solicitors Conduct Rules 2007
  • The Private Security Industry Act 2001
  • Open Source Intelligence
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Protection of Freedoms Act 2012
  • Money Laundering Regulations
  • Consumer Credit Act 1974
  • BS102000
  • Meeting Client Needs

The course also covers the difference between Criminal and Civil law and how this impacts on the role of the Professional Investigator.

Together with its comprehensive document library, its ‘Ask the Tutor’ Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) it prepares the candidate with all the necessary skills and knowledge to sit and pass the externally set, invigilated and marked examination.

The examination

The examination is compulsory so having a course which allows you to ‘revise what you know and study what you don’t’ makes real sense before sitting the examination. When you think that you are ready just choose your exam date and venue from the list that is made available to you.


10% discount for 10 or more users purchased. For purchases of 50 users or more please phone 0844 854 9218 to find out if larger discounts are available

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