Taking a private investigator training course is one approach to becoming a private detective, especially if you have no background in investigation work. Private Investigators UK based in London take an interest in individuals undertaking City and Guilds investigative training qualifications. Private investigation courses for training can be carried out through distance learning online or through your local college. We can provide you with more help and advice on where to find the appropriate investigation courses by calling 020 3633 2458 or by emailing [email protected] Private Investigation License Private Investigators UK, based in Manchester, understand that the Government, through the SIA (Security Industry Authority) have implemented licensing of the private security industry sectors including manned guards, Door Supervisors and Close Protection Officers.

To enable the SIA to ensure that their objectives of these private security industry sectors and that of the Private Investigator sector of delivering services of high standards to their customers, be a model of good practice and continue to develop in order to continue with effective regulation license for Private investigators is to become a Government priority. In order to apply and receive an SIA licence, which costs £220.00 for 3 years, the private investigator must have the right to work in the UK and will be required to pass the “Fit and Proper Person” test and a “Test of Competency”. The British Standard for the Provision of Investigative Services recommends that the competence needed to complete an investigation has already been shown by the private detective through conducting investigations, interviews, surveillance techniques, searching and recording of information and knowledge and understanding of the law. If you would like more information about how to gain a Private Investigator License please give us a call on 020 3633 2458 or send us a message on [email protected]