Private Detective Training for Ethical Investigations in the UK

Private Detective Training

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Learning Outcomes of Private Detective Training

Descriptions of Private Detective Training

Separate the fact from the fiction and learn how to become a real-world crime investigator with this Detective: Private Detective Training course. It’s easy to become seduced by the glamorous portrayal of “gumshoes” and sleuths on global media, but a private investigation is a genuine profession and often needed by people looking for assistance. As you study the contents of this comprehensive tutorial, you will appreciate the science and techniques essential for this role and a successful business.         

Each module contains information and guidance from industry experts and provides useful tips and explanations for mastering investigating skills and starting a private business. You will learn all about the responsibilities and ethics owned by a detective, crime classification, trained surveillance, crime scene processing, and much more. In addition to this, the administration and legislation needed to run a private investigation business are also explored. Step out of the shadows and enrol now for an exciting new career.

Key Topics to Be Covered

Your Path to Success

When you complete the Detective: Private Detective Training course, you will have gained an acute awareness of the steps needed to run and maintain a private investigation business. This can provide the knowledge and impetus for starting an associated service in this area or use the research for appropriate purposes.       

Is This Course Right for You?

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to private detection and investigation techniques. It offers an excellent way to gain the knowledge to perform these skills ethically and legally, observing UK laws and regulations.

Certificate of Achievement

Endorsed Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme

After successfully completing the course, learners will be able to order an endorsed certificate as proof of their new achievement. Endorsed certificates can be ordered and get delivered to your home by post for only £109. There is an additional £10 postage charge for international students.

CPD Certification from One Education

After successfully completing the assessment of this course, you will qualify for the CPD Certificate from One Education as proof of your continued skill development. Certification is available in PDF format, at the cost of £9, or a hard copy can be sent to you via post, at the cost of £15.


This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an endorsed lesson. One Education will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example, progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information, please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

Method of Assessment

To assess your learning, you have to complete the assignment questions provided at the end of the course. You have to score at least 60% to pass the exam and to qualify for Quality Licence Scheme endorsed, and CPD endorsed certificates. 

After submitting the assignment, our expert tutor will assess your assignment and will give you feedback on your performance. 

After passing the assignment exam, you will be able to apply for a certificate.

Course Curriculum

Module 01: An Introduction to the Concept of Being a Private Detective
An Introduction to the Concept of Being a Private Detective 00:18:00
Module 02: Private Investigation Process
Private Investigation Process 00:28:00
Module 03: Classification of Crime
Classification of Crime 00:27:00
Module 04: Starting an Investigation
Starting an Investigation 00:18:00
Module 05: Crime Scene Investigation and Photography (Part 1)
Crime Scene Investigation and Photography (Part 1) 00:24:00
Module 06: Crime Scene Investigation and Photography (Part 2)
Crime Scene Investigation and Photography (Part 2) 00:32:00
Module 07: Evidence Collection
Evidence Collection 00:35:00
Module 08: Locating Missing People
Locating Missing People 00:22:00
Module 09: Interview and Interrogation Techniques
Interview and Interrogation Techniques 00:33:00
Module 10: Methods of identification and Sources of information
Methods of Identification and Sources of Information 00:28:00
Module 11: Fingerprint Verification
Fingerprint Verification 00:29:00
Module 12: Handwriting Examination
Handwriting Examination 00:41:00
Module 13: Linking and Surveillance of Suspect
Linking and Surveillance of Suspect 00:31:00
Module 14: Counter-Espionage & Counter-Surveillance
Counter-Espionage and Counter-Surveillance 00:25:00
Module 15: Domestic Investigation and Types
Domestic Investigation and Types 00:19:00
Module 16: Basic Operations of Firearms
Basic Operations of Firearms 00:31:00
Module 17: Preparing Case Report
Preparing Case Report 00:27:00
Module 18: Code of Ethics
Code of Ethics 00:20:00
Module 19: Operating a Private Investigation Business
Operating a Private Investigation Business 00:21:00
Assignment – Detective : Private Detective Training 2 weeks, 1 day
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Order Your Certificate QLS 00:00:00

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