Level 4 Covert Surveillance – Advanced


SFJ Level 4 Award in Covert Surveillance Operations (Advanced)

  • 5 day course in central London
  • Plan and prepare more advanced covert surveillance operations
  • Conduct reconnaissance operations
  • Conduct foot, mobile and public transport surveillance as part of a team
  • Learn advanced covert radio procedures and communications
  • Understand, plan and conduct counter-surveillance operations
  • Final assessment is a live exercise replicating real-life cases that have been conducted by our operations teams

This course is designed to take you from an intermediate level to an advanced level and give you the knowledge, skills and tactics to plan and undertake more complex surveillance operations. You will be taught by the ABI’s Academy trainer and by existing covert operations specialists with backgrounds as former military, police and other governmental agencies who continue to work all over the UK and internationally. The Bluemoon Group is operationally active and not just a training provider. We assist new professional investigators to establish their own agency and give past students employment opportunities through the Bluemoon network.



What does this “Level 4 Advanced Surveillance Qualification” get me?

Bluemoon College is an accredited training provider with SFJ Awards.

This advanced course is designed for those with intermediate knowledge and experience to become advanced covert operations specialists. We will give you all the knowledge and skill sets you need to work as a part of a covert surveillance team on more complex enquiries.

The trainers for this course all have a minimum of at least twenty years industry experience as seasoned surveillance operatives in a private investigator, commercial, police, military or other governmental agency setting. The lead trainer is an approved trainer with the ABI Academy.

Course subjects

Subjects covered in this course include:-

  • Foot, mobile and public transport covert surveillance tactics
  • Covert communications
  • Planning, operational briefings & debriefings
  • Covert surveillance skills
  • Technical surveillance skills
  • Surveillance and the law
  • Privacy and the Human Rights Act
  • Anti and counter surveillance skills theory and practical exercises
  • Covert cameras and gathering evidence
  • Realistic end of course “live” surveillance assessment task
  • Sample surveillance reports
  • Work opportunities and where to find them
  • Access to the Bluemoon network
  • 12 month email and telephone support programme

Where, when and how much?

The Advanced Level 4 Award in Covert Surveillance is open for enrolment now. The five day practical course runs in Paddington, central London. The total cost of this course is £1,150.

Next course
20th to 24th June inclusive


You should have a good command of spoken English, the course is taught in English. It also involves physical activity and walking for prolonged periods. You will be required to provide a photographic ID (passport) and a valid UK driving license, plus a proof of address (utility bill or bank statement) dated within the last three months when enrolling on the course. On successful completion of the course, students receive the SFJ Level 4 Intermediate Award in Covert Surveillance Operations. Some of the course may involve using public transport. Students should arrange for an oyster card or have a contactless payment method for the duration of the course and be able to travel freely on public transport in zones 1 & 2. This cost is at the students expense. The course also involves driving. All students must have had at least twelve months driving experience and a valid UK drivers license.


A pre-requisite of this course is having the Intermediate Level 4 Award in Covert Surveillance Operations.

How to Book

You can book this course by adding to basket and checking out. You will then receive emails asking you to complete enrolment forms and submit ID document details. If you have any questions about this course or wish to book a place on it, please either call us on 0203 006 2689 or email us on admin@bluemooncollege.co.uk