IQ Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators (QCF)

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IQ Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators (QCF)

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Exam Notice:

If you fail a paper there will be a resit fee – £50 for the Award for Professional Investigators (covers both MCQ papers).

For the Certificate in Principles of Professional Investigation exam it will be £25 for short answer paper covering units 1 & 3, £25 for short answer paper covering units 2, 4 & 5, and £10 for the MCQ paper.

The IQ Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators (QCF) consists of 2 Units which equate to 39 hours of learning, and is a qualification for individuals who work or would like to work as Professional Investigators.

Under the SIA’s current (2013) guidance, it will be mandatory to obtain an SIA licence to work as a Professional Investigator in the forthcoming regulation of the Investigation industry.

Obtaining this qualification will provide the required proof of competence to enable you to apply to the SIA for a licence to practice.

Note: this is an online distance learning course.

£350.00 £300.00

IQ Registration, Examination & Certification fee

This fee goes towards enrolling the student with IQ.

£0.00

SKU: IQ03 Category:

Description

Topics Covered

Unit One: Principles of planning and reporting investigations

15 guided learning hours

This unit focuses on 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 unit covers knowing and complying with the relevant legislation and regulations.

Unit Two: Principles of gathering and using information for investigations

24 guided learning hours

This unit focuses on gathering information in support of an investigation. This includes knowing: how to research information from various sources; gather information through interviews; and have an overview of surveillance operations, both overt and covert.The unit also deals with maintaining the security and confidentiality of all information gathered during an investigation. Throughout the unit, there is also the requirement of knowing and complying with the laws and regulations relevant to carrying out investigations.

 

The Assessment

 Assessment
No. of MC questions
Learning Outcomes
Time Allowed
Number of Credits

Unit One

Multiple choice exam: externally set and marked by IQ
Portfolio: Internally set and marked and quality assured by IQ
20
N/A

All except AC 3.1

Assessment criterion 3.1

45 minutes

N/A

Unit Two

Multiple choice exam: externally set and marked by IQ
Portfolio: Internally set and marked and quality assured by IQ

25

N/A

All except AC 3.1

Assessment criterion 3.1

45 minutes

N/A

 3
Learners must achieve 5 credits by successfully completing Units 1 & 2

Learner entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. However, learners should be able to work at level 2 or above and be proficient in the use of English Language.

Age Range and Geographical Coverage

This qualification is approved for learners 18+ in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.