BTEC Specialist qualifications Professional Investigators (L3)

Here you’ll find support for teaching and studying the Level 3 BTEC Specialist Award for Professional Investigators. This qualification, which helps boost learners’ career prospects by giving them the skills, knowledge and understanding that employers look for. It covers the understanding and skills needed to operate as a professional investigator, including planning and gathering information for investigations.

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Specification

BTEC Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators specification
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Qualification type:
BTEC Specialist qualification
Qualification title:
Pearson BTEC Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators
Level:
Level 3
Accreditation status:
Accredited
Guided Learning Hours (GLH):
39
Credits:
5
Total Qualification Time (TQT):
50
Qualification number (QN):
601/4331/9
Availability:
UK and international
First teaching:
2014
Review date:
  • Mon Dec 31 15:03:00 UTC 2018 ? This is the date by which we must have decided to extend, withdraw or replace a qualification.

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Professional investigators do not currently require a licence to practise. However, in 2013 the Home Office announced its intention for the SIA to regulate private investigation activities. This is expected to come into force from 2015.

Based on the SIA specifications for core competency training for private investigators, this qualification covers the skills and understanding needed to operate as a professional investigator, including planning and gathering information for investigations.

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