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IQ Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators (QCF)

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Qualification Number 600/3345/9
Title IQ Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators (QCF)
Category National
Sector Security
Operational Start Date 15/03/2012
Operational End Date 31/12/2014
Total Units 2 Min Credit 5
Min Guided Learning Hours 39 Max Guided Learning Hours 39
Min Age To Min Age From

About this Qualification


The IQ Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators (QCF) is a qualification for individuals who work or would like to work as Professional Investigators. It focuses on how to research information from various sources; gather information through interviews; and have an overview of surveillance operations, both overt and covert; on gathering information in support of an investigation; planning and reporting investigations. This includes identifying the objectives of the investigation; dealing with conflicts of interest; and how to report and present the findings on the investigation. The qualification also deals with maintaining the security and confidentiality of all information during the investigation. Throughout, there is also the requirement of knowing and complying with the laws and regulations relevant to carrying out investigations. This qualification is based on the SIA Specification for Learning and Qualifications for Private Investigators and Pre- Cognition activities.

IndexGroupUnit Ref.Unit TitleCreditGuided
1Mandatory GroupM/503/0680Principles of gathering and using information for investigations324
2Mandatory GroupA/503/0679Principles of planning and reporting investigations215


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