1Course Overview

Private Investigation Level 3

Course code: OSC1025

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Are you interested in private investigation? Do you like solving problems and thinking logically? Then this course will fill you in on everything you need to know about private investigation, from home!

  • Discover the growing private investigation industry
  • Become confident in understanding the legal implications of private investigation
  • Learn a range of private investigation and surveillance techniques
  • Become your own boss and set up your own private investigation firm

This course will allow you to study the convenient way! You decide when and where you learn, at your own pace. Your coursework can be submitted by either post or email, making it easy and hassle-free.

Your materials will be posted or sent to you via email, so receiving your course is easy and hassle-free. Our experienced and friendly tutors are there to help you every step of the way by email, so help is only a click away!

Start your journey and develop your skills and knowledge today and join over 50,000 students that already have!

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2Course Content
Unit 1: An Introduction to Private Investigation
  • The role of a private investigator (PI)
  • Attributes of a PI
  • The history of private investigation
Unit 2: Legal Implications
  • Licensing
  • Key legislation
  • Keeping information secure
  • The Leveson Inquiry
Unit 3: Surveillance, Tracing and Service of Process
  • Surveillance
  • Personal preparation
  • Technical preparation
  • Logistical preparation
Unit 4: Types of Investigation
  • General inquiries
  • Process serving
  • Matrimonial
  • Personal accident
  • Accidents
  • Criminal defence
  • Missing persons
  • Adoption
  • The process of investigation
  • Evidence
  • Surveillance
  • Reporting
Unit 5: Due Diligence and Background Checks
  • What is due diligence?
  • Areas explored in a due diligence check
  • Limitations of due diligence
  • What are background checks?
  • How to carry out a background check
Unit 6: Professional and Business Development
  • Setting up a business
  • What's in a name?
  • Your business plan
  • Organisational structure
  • Marketing plan
  • Financial plan
  • Client list
  • Legal issues
  • Future direction and business development
3Other Information

Assessment

This course is assessed through a series of written assignments, which are submitted to your tutor. There is no external examination required.

Course Duration

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 80 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

Study Method

The course is designed for distance learning at home or at work. Students will receive all course materials by postal delivery or email, plus tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet
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  • * Not included with the online study option

Are there any additional costs?

No. Everything you need is included in the price!

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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