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BTEC Level 3 qualification approved by SIA

Concerns that the BTEC Level 3 qualification will not meet the SIA’s approval. The SIA have confirmed that the API (Academy of Professional Investigation) Edexcel BTEC Advanced Private Investigation Level 3 Diploma Course sufficiently covers the scope of the SIA Specification for Private Investigators when the licensing of private investigators commences which will lead to […]

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Verifying your Qualification

Many investigators find that when they open their business that some potential clients many be a little weary. As they have not used your services before they may wonder if your services are really worth the money and whether they have what it takes to follow the job through and come to a useful conclusion for the client whether it […]

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Watching the Detectives

The secret world of Private Investigators – With the Law Society endorsing the ABI and regulation of the industry set for next year, Lawyers instructing private investigators have much to think about.  “The ABI has always been very wary of criminals masquerading as Private Investigators. What we (ABI) wanted to do was clean-up the profession and […]

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BTEC exemption on competance

We would like confirm that the Academy of Professional Investigation’s Edexcel BTEC Advanced Private Investigation Level 3 Distance Learning Course contains all the core competencies as specified by the SIA. The Academy in conjunction with Edexcel are in the process of obtaining a full exemption and as such anyone who has or is going to achieve the BTEC […]

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SIA meeting Birmingham

On June the 30th 2010 there will be an SIA meeting in Birmingham to discuss the approved contractor scheme and licensable activity amongst many other issues. Ian Withers will be attending as the WAPI representative. The outcome of this meeting will of course be of great interest to both the Academy students and all Private […]

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Academy Update

Directors of the PI- Academy have been discussing the revised final exam for the BTEC qualification in preparation to be sent to the SIA.

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P.I Student Reviews

Now that we have our new blog we are more than interested in having feedback regarding the courses from our students.  All comments both positive and negative are always considered seriously. Our students contribution is considered very important in helping to develop our courses still further. So come on people lets start blogging!!

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National Occupational Standards for Investigators

A good result for the World Association of Professional Investigators at the latest NOS meeting, Process is now back in, and available to be used by awarding bodies for future qualifications of our sector. At the Investigations Advisory Working Group Workshop 5 held at Skills For Security on 02/03/2010 Ian Withers representing the World Association […]

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