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The SFJ Awards Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators is a qualification for individuals who work or would like to work as Professional Private Investigators.

The Award focuses on how to research information from various sources; gather information; and have an overview of surveillance operations, both overt and covert; 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.


[1402207] Private Investigator Training UK

[479] SFJ Awards Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators

[328] SFJ Awards Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators (600/3345/9)

The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England.



Appropriate due diligence around the data we process and handle is a paramount requirement in an ever litigious environment for Investigators in the UK’s private sector.

An understanding of your obligations and role as a data processor/ data controller or as a joint data processor and the contractual obligations that you encounter when accessing, using or processing personal information is a vital facet of your skill set. The requirements of DPA18 and G.D.P.R are fully explained.

Burton Regan Limited in conjunction with P.I.T.U.K will guide and develop you. This course has been developed and designed specifically for investigators in the private sector.

We take you through case studies and examples of contractual requirements that you will encounter on a regular basis.


Serving legal documents is a profitable life enhancing skill. You assist the Civil Legal Sector by acting as an agent of the courts - ensuring dates and directives are brought speedily and efficiently to the public's attention.

Typically, you work for solicitors and commercial enterprises, don't be surprised if you receive instructions from local councils, government departments and occasionally from foreign courts.

If you send or receive instructions to serve documents to / from another agency, a (pre agreed) "Inter agency" rate applies that is less than your usual commercial rate.

The types of documents you will be asked to serve range from letters which can be posted through the letterbox of a property, displaying an application for a change of planning up to complicated legal proceedings that need to be personally served.

Find advice and templates to complete your statements and certificates of service such as: Order to Attend court for questioning / Suspended committal orders, Claim Forms, Statutory Demands on businesses, companies and individuals. Bankruptcy and Winding up Petitions as well as Family and Children Act serves.

Sample letters of instructions and sample reports and invoices will assist you in reporting in an accurate and timely fashion.

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