Distance Learning Course of 8 Lessons
The private investigating course need not only appeal to those wanting to start an agency of their own, but also to anyone wanting to have more investigative power / skills in their own business and private life. Our private investigating course is intended to equip the student with many means of accessing all forms of information in a legal and moral manner.
About Private Investigating
Private investigators, or ‘private eyes’, work for the legal profession, councils, insurance companies, individuals or groups of people to undertake investigatory law services or investigative due diligence. Professional investigators work secretly to gather information and to check facts for their clients.
Many private detectives own their own agencies and work for themselves, with flexible hours and the freedom to make their own business decisions.
Tuition & Fees
Life as a private detective / investigator, tools of the trade, finding the right work
A first lesson in theft
Theft continued, robbery, handling stolen goods, bilking, criminal damage, burglary.
The Police and Criminal Evidence Act
The Data Protection Act
Electronic equipment, polygraph calibrator (lie detector) counter espionage
Repossession, process serving, statement taking, invoicing and other paperwork
Means reporting, vetting, interviewing and interrogation
Business skills for setting up an agency, skills of self-preservation, specialising
Qualification 1: Private Investigating Certificate
Private Investigating Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, entitling you to use the letters SAC Cert after your name.
Qualification 2: Private Investigating Certificate of Completion
Private Investigating Certificate of Completion issued by eLearn Canada College.
With this course you will have unlimited access to your own personal tutor who specialises in their field of study. It is your personal tutor’s role to ensure that you receive constructive feedback and to deal with any queries you may have. You are more than welcome to telephone, fax or email your personal tutor.
You will also have access to a dedicated and friendly team of administrators and course advisors who offer sound and professional guidance and advice when you need it. This ensures that you will never feel neglected and that you will always succeed!
After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.
This course is an online course. With online study you have access to your entire course from the start of your studies. You can access your course materials, and submit all of your question papers to your personal tutor, online from anywhere in the World using your unique student account.
This is only an approximate figure and is dependent upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 – 2 hours of study to complete each question paper. The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 80 hrs.
There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrollment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.
On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):
QR’s primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.
For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.