Online Level 3 Professional Investigators


This BTEC qualification is industry recognised as the competency standard that will be required to be achieved when licensing comes into effect.

This course is now available online. To enrol please add to basket and go to checkout. On completing your payment you will then automatically be granted access to the online learning portal and all the training materials. You will receive an email asking you to email us a copy of your photographic ID and proof of address.

Full course details can be found below.

If you have questions please email us on [email protected] – alternatively you can call us on 0203 006 2689.

2022 Assessment dates

Thursday 27th January
Thursday 24th February
Thursday 7th April
Thursday 23rd June
Thursday 25th August
Thursday 24th November



Level 3 Professional Investigators – BTEC Accredited Qualification

The Level 3 Professional Investigators Award is made up of 2 units:-

  • Principles of Planning and Reporting Investigations
  • Principles of Gathering and Using Information for Investigations

Learners taking this qualification will work in, or want to work in, the security sector as professional investigators. This qualification is based on the Security Industry Authority (SIA) specifications for core competency training for private investigators. It covers the understanding and skills individuals need to operate as professional investigators. The qualification gives learners the opportunity to:-

  • develop knowledge related to being a professional investigator
  • achieve a nationally-recognised Level 3 qualification
  • develop their own personal growth and engagement in learning

You can find out more about the Level 3 Professional Investigators Award on the Pearson website.

What do I get?

After being accepted on the course, you will receive access to our online training portal Рthis includes all the learning material you will need to pass the course. There is also a mock exam to check you are ready to attend the Assessment Day. The mock exam consists of questions with multiple-choice answers. After passing this mock exam you will receive an email with a booking link for you to pick and book yourself onto your Assessment Day.  This is in the same format as the final assessment.

You also get full email support from your tutor who is a highly experienced investigator with 20+ years front line experience. He will guide you throughout the course where you need assistance and has additional learning materials to hand should you need them.

You must provide one form of photographic ID and a proof of address to receive this qualification. You will be asked to provide these on enrolment and again on the Assessment Day.

On passing the course you will receive an accredited and recognised certificate through the awarding body Pearson.

The Assessment Day

The Assessment Day is held in our training rooms in Paddington, London, when we commence registration at 09.30 hours. The course tutor holds a revision session in the morning which includes running through two past papers to check your learning. Your course tutor will also have a slide presentation to cover the key points that nearly always come up in the final assessment. You can ask any questions you have  in the classroom environment. After lunch, the online assessment is conducted by the exams officer. This is 60 questions with multiple choice answers.

2022 dates for Assessment are:-

Thursday 27th January
Thursday 24th February
Thursday 7th April
Thursday 23rd June
Thursday 25th August
Thursday 24th November

Pass rate

At Bluemoon College we are proud of the excellent pass rate achieved by our students. Out of the hundreds of students we have put through the assessment only two have ever failed first time around. Both of these students had extenuating circumstances and were successful on their second attempt.

Booking for Level 3 Professional Investigators

You can pay direct through this website by adding the course to basket and paying through the checkout. You will then be asked to forward your ID and proof of address by email.

Alternatively you can book your place on the Level 3 Professional Investigators Award by calling us on 0203 006 2689 or email us on [email protected]