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Secrets Unveiled: Advanced Private Detective Techniques

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9 hours
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10 CPD hours / points
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Step into the intriguing world of private detective work, where secrets are uncovered and mysteries are solved. Just like a character in your favourite crime-solving movie or series, you can now experience the thrill firsthand.

Our course, 'Secrets Unveiled: Advanced Private Detective Techniques,' takes you on a captivating journey, equipping you with the skills and knowledge needed to become a master detective. Get ready to unleash your inner Sherlock Holmes and unlock the hidden truths that lie within the shadows.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the private detective profession and its core concepts, enabling you to excel as a private detective.
  • Master the step-by-step process of conducting effective private investigations, utilising the specialised techniques of a private detective.
  • Gain knowledge of different types of crime and their classifications for accurate case assessment, a vital skill for private detectives.
  • Acquire skills in starting an investigation and initiating the right course of action, essential for successful outcomes as a private detective.
  • Learn the intricacies of crime scene investigation, evidence collection, and forensic photography, crucial expertise for private detectives in solving cases and presenting compelling evidence.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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Private detective work is a challenging and rewarding career that requires a combination of skills, knowledge, and experience. It involves using various methods and techniques to gather information, solve problems, and provide solutions for clients who need assistance with personal or professional matters.

Throughout this course, you'll explore a wide range of modules, each focused on a specific aspect of private detective work. Discover how to classify crimes, initiate investigations, and effectively collect evidence for analysis.

So, why should people in the UK learn about the topic?

  • Gain expertise in advanced private detective techniques tailored to the UK's legal and investigative landscape.
  • Acquire essential skills to combat rising cybercrime and digital fraud, addressing the evolving challenges faced in the UK.
  • Understand the code of ethics and professional standards expected of private detectives operating within the UK jurisdiction.

If you are ready to take on the challenge and excitement of private detective work, enrol in this course today!

Who is this course for?

  • Individuals interested in pursuing a career in private detective work
  • Law enforcement professionals seeking to enhance their investigative skills
  • Aspiring detectives and investigators
  • Anyone intrigued by the world of crime-solving and mystery unraveling
  • Individuals looking to acquire in-depth knowledge of the investigative process

Career path

  • Private Detective: £30,000-£50,000 per year
  • Investigative Consultant: £35,000-£60,000 per year
  • Forensic Investigator: £40,000-£70,000 per year
  • Security Specialist: £35,000-£55,000 per year
  • Intelligence Analyst: £30,000-£45,000 per year

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Certificate of completion - Digital certificate

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Certificate of completion - Hard copy certificate

Hard copy certificate - £9.99

Inside the UK student have to pay an additional delivery fee of £10, whereas International students are required to pay an additional fee of £19.99 to receive a hard copy of the certificate delivered to their address.


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