ABI Academy Learners and Delegates

Private Investigator School UK

Delegates and Learners

The Association of British Investigators is sector accredited by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency and is endorsed by the Law Society of England and Wales who recognise the A.B.I as the premier professional body for private investigators working in the UK and beyond: "A non-profit organisation, its national and international membership provides credibility and due diligence". The A.B.I is also an approved supplier to the Law Society of Scotland, who acknowledge: "Its national and international membership provides the only credible list of accredited operatives".

The Security Industry Authority explained that Business Licencing for the UK's Private Investigators was their preferred route back in 2013 (The "Second Tier of Licencing") and will, subject to review, require Private Investigators to obtain ACS (Approved Contractor Scheme), status.

The second tier of licencing or Business Licences for Private Investigators will be based on existing (Draft) British Standards and Association of British Investigator and other trade bodies mandatory qualification requirements to demonstrate professionalism, competence, probity and ethics.





Award for Professional Investigators Syllabus


Principals of Planning and Reporting Investigations:

The Law, The investigation Cycle, Data Protection Act, Section 55 offences, Human Rights, Regulations of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA), Police And Criminal Evidence Act, Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act, Private Security Industry Act, SIA Standards of Behaviour, Bribery Act, Health and Safety, Civil Procedure Rules, Criminal Procedure Rules, Dealing with Conflicts of Interest. Planning/Reporting/Progressing Investigations.






Principles of gathering and using information for investigations:

Basic planning, Analysis and review, Types of information, Confirm and agree the objectives, Potential Constraints, Planning to carry out your investigation & Dealing with conflict of interest.
Gather Evidence: Types of information, Identifying, Preserving and Collecting Evidence, Continuity of evidence /Chain of evidence, Data Protection Act for obtaining information, Interview people to gather information, Communication methods, Questioning techniques, Interview Witnesses, Interview Suspects, Taking statements, Surveillance methods.


There are two routes to your qualification



Distance Learning with your exam at one of UK Centres



Or Classroom Based Learning with the Exam on the final day




We are available throughout your investigation career - look at our process server and other training options to expand your skill set. We support and assist. The Pearson and IQ Awards we offer are listed on the ofqual register which regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments.


 "The Association of British Investigators is now recognised as the premier professional body for private investigators working in the UK and beyond. A non profit organisation, its national and international membership provides credibility and due diligence"

Private Investigator Training UK,

Vicarage Chambers, 9 Park Square East, Leeds, LS1 2LH.


            Private Investigator Training UK,

            Blackwell House, Guildhall Yard, London, EC2V 5AE.


  Phone: 0800 279 7752

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