Course Overview

Are you tenacious, inquisitive, and logical? Do you have nerves of steel, and razor-sharp intuition? If so, then you might just have what it takes to become a private investigator. Before you start, however, you’ll need some essential skills.

In this level 3 private investigator course, you’ll gain a nose for surveillance, missing persons’ cases, interviewing and interrogation techniques, and gain essential tips on how to set up and run your own business. You’ll study the ethics of working as a PI, how to follow the law whilst you work, the skills and qualities you’ll need to thrive in the industry, and much more. The knowledge you’ll gain will stand you in good stead for any number of other careers, too, such as working within law firms, insurance companies, policing, and just about any career which prizes outstanding research and analytical skills. Even better, this course is completely flexible, so you study in your own time, at your own pace!

Course at a glance

Course duration

12

On average it takes our students 4 months to complete this course, however you have up to 12 months.

Awarded by

This course is awarded by NCFE Customised Qualification.

Study Method

Study completely online using our award-winning learning platform, MyOxbridge.

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How to Become a Private Investigator

Fancy yourself as a super sleuth? Then put on your deerstalker and load up your pipe as we take a look at exactly what it takes to make it as a PI.

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Whichever career path you decide to choose, our 5‑step process can help you achieve your goals.

Step One

We'll take the time to understand your goals

Step Two

Together we'll develop your learning journey

Step Three

You'll get access to our award-winning learning portal, MyOxbridge. If you like, add a printed version of your course too!

Step Four

Our team of highly qualified tutors are as passionate about your success as you are. That’s why you’ll receive as much one-to-one support as you need from the moment you enrol, right through to receiving your certificate

Step Five

Once you've passed, we’ll review your learning journey, and provide free resources such as our Job Ready or University Ready Pack.

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12

On average, students complete this course in 4 months, but we'll give you up to 12 months.

30mins/day

The learning hours for this course are up to 90 hours, which is around 30 minutes per day for 6 months.

This course can start as soon as you enrol.

We'll give you plenty of time to finish this course, but if you need more time, just ask!

Awarding Body

NCFE Customised Qualification

With a heritage stretching back over 150 years, NCFE is one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK. Over 340,000 students were awarded certification by NCFE last year. Our NCFE Customised Qualifications are bespoke, unregulated qualifications developed to meet the needs of our learners. Completing Customised Qualifications does not lead to an OFQUAL regulated qualification, but they can be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards future study.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a NCFE Customised Qualification and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course). You can read more about NCFE here.

Our course code
X329

Entry requirements

Difficulty
Level three: the equivalent difficulty of an A-level or BTEC, usually suitable for most learners of all ages.
Entry requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English

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