The Academy’s IQ Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Professional Private Investigation (RQF) is an online distance learning course.  After enrolling on the course you will be given access to our student portal and be able to access your course materials, contact your course tutor and use the student forum.  You will be able to start studying straight away.

The IQ Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Professional Private Investigation (RQF) has been designed primarily for those people who have little or no private investigation experience or qualifications. It is a fully comprehensive course that will teach you everything you need to know to either gain employment as a qualified professional private investigator or set up and operate your own private investigation business.

How it’s made

The course  is made up of 12 modules, at the end of each module you will need to complete a multi-choice questionnaire which is automatically marked once completed. After completing all 12 modules and provided you have progressed well you will be able to sit the final exam, again, this is online, through IQ’s exam portal.

The final exam is a workbook consisting of 46 short answer questions covering all 5 units. This can be completed all at once or per unit and there is no time limit. There is no pass mark as you will need to complete all 46 questions sufficiently to gain your certificate. Once you have completed the workbook and it has been marked and passed the plagiarism check, you will be contacted via Skype to be asked a couple of questions about the answers you submitted to validate it was you who completed the workbook.

The course also includes ‘Affidavit Templates’.