BECOME A PRIVATE DETECTIVE AND BE YOUR OWN BOSS! UPDATED 2013

"The Academy's Distance Learning Course in Private Investigation" with a BTEC level 3 Qualification, is the only distance learning course in Private Investigation with a nationally recognised qualification!

FULLY ACCREDITED

The Academy of Professional Investigation is an established and respected investigation training school and is approved to offer Edexcel BTEC Qualifications through accredited Learning Courses for those wishing to become a private investigator, or receive further specialist investigative training.

BEING YOUR OWN BOSS!

Most people dream of being their own boss and long for the freedom, power and control over their own destiny which this brings; they also like the fact that you keep all the money you make!

In other words, when you are your own boss you are working to make yourself rich not someone else!

FULL OR PART TIME - HOURS TO SUIT YOU!

This is one of the few businesses that can be operated full or part time, to suit your needs. The choice is yours; but the great thing is that it's your choice not someone else choosing for you.

Many private investigators start their careers on a part-time basis. Very quickly though, they realise that there is far more money and excitement to be had in going full time into their new career and abandon their old, dull, routine job.

PROFESSIONAL DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE

Obtain your Level 3 BTEC Advanced Diploma in Private Investigation.

This is a unique opportunity to enter the profession as a competent investigator.

Through the Academy's Distance Learning Course you will:

  • develop your investigative knowledge and skills
  • learn the operational and business aspects of the profession
  • learn how to set up and manage your detective agency
  • obtain your officially recognised qualification
  • open the door to a fantastic new and exciting career
  • be ready to take your first steps in obtaining new clients

In fact, you will be taught every aspect of how to become a private detective and how to setup a private investigation agency.

1st CLASS TRAINING

Obtain your officially recognised Level 3 BTEC Advanced Diploma in Private Investigation.

Through the Academy of Professional Investigation you will receive first class training via courses written by professional qualified investigators with many years of operational experience in the investigation industry.

PREPARING YOU FOR A SUCCESSFUL START IN BUSINESS

As well as acquiring the investigative knowledge, skills and procedures necessary to be able to practise as a Private Investigator, the Academy also publishes a comprehensive A Guide To Starting, Running And Building Your Own Private Investigation Agency, providing a wealth of vital information essential for the successful and profitable operation of your business.

Topics covered include:

  • Virtual Offices -V- Physical Offices
  • Telephones and Communications
  • Stationery
  • Bank Account
  • Accountants
  • Equipment
  • Promoting Your Business
  • Know Your Market Place
  • Your Website
  • Adwords Pay-Per-Click
  • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
  • Social Media
  • Direct Mail
  • Directory Advertising
  • Making Best Use of the Telephone
  • Face-to-Face Selling
  • The Sales Presentation
  • General Sales Tips
  • Dress and Presentation
  • Pricing Policy
  • Just for the Record
  • Time Control
  • Invoices
  • Receiving Instructions
  • Fees and Charges
  • Analysing Cash Book
  • Petty Cash Analysis Book
  • Nominal Ledger
  • Credit Control
  • Overdue Accounts
  • County Court Proceedings
  • The Gateway
  • Income Tax and National Insurance
  • VAT
  • Employment of Staff
  • Corporation Tax
  • Debt Collecting
  • Credit Reference Agency
  • Principles of Data Protection
  • Notification under The Data Protection Act 1998 and The Data Protection Register

APPROVED AND ACCREDITED PROVIDERS

This Course is accredited by both Edexcel & IQ, nationally recognised awarding bodies. The Academy is approved to offer BTEC and IQ qualifications.