Aim of the course:
A vocational based training course to improve the professional competence of all staff that are tasked with conducting investigations.

Objective of the course:
To enable investigators to carry out ethical investigations to a competent standard and to maintain and ensure continuous professional development.

The 5 modules:

  • Gathering evidence
    An introduction to investigative techniques, rules of evidence, admissibility, report writing and file preparation.
  • Investigative interviewing
    Practically based introduction to the cognitive and conversation management models of interviewing.
  • Forensics
    Forensic techniques, exhibit handling, chain of evidence, continuity and computer forensics.
  • Financial investigations
    Fraud, money laundering, Suspicious Activity Reports, the regulatory framework, civil recovery and organised crime.
  • Courtroom skills
    Practically based introduction to providing witness testimony in the civil or criminal courts, tribunals and arbitration.

Mentoring and accreditation

Following completion of each module and a reflective final report, students will be provided with an assignment following the theme of a case study, which runs throughout the course.  Each assignment is research based and students will have to spend a minimum of 10 hours on each assignment leading to the completion of a 1000 word report.  In addition each student will be supported by 2 visits in the workplace by a dedicated mentor and receive regular feedback on their continuing professional development.

Other courses available:

Management of Investigations Workshop

The workshop lasts for one day and is aimed at those who are engaged in the supervision or management of investigations, having responsibility for the implementation, strategy, policy, direction and control of investigations for their company or organisation.  This is a high-pressure workshop for key decision makers and is backed by a 5000-word assignment and a series of regular site visits and mentoring by a senior and highly experienced executive.

Financial Investigation Workshop

Aim of the workshop:
A vocational based workshop to improve the professional competence of all staff that are tasked with conducting financial investigations.

Objective of the workshop:
To enable financial investigators to carry out ethical investigations to a competent standard and to maintain and ensure continuous professional development.

Workshop content:

  • Fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Suspicious Activity Reports
  • Regulatory framework
  • Civil recovery
  • Organised crime.

Investigative Interviewing

Aim of the workshop:
To improve the understanding of the aims and objectives of the interviewing process.  To learn new investigative interviewing skills and plan and prepare for interviews.

Objective of the workshop:
To allow the attendee to learn the two interviewing models and demonstrate an understanding of them.

This one-day workshop delivered in the workplace provides learners with sufficient knowledge, ability and understanding to obtain accurate, relevant and complete accounts from interviewees by employing interview methods  designed specifically for those working in a compliance, money laundering or anti fraud environment.

Corporate Recovery Workshop

Aim of the course:
To help understand and develop a successful CR approach assessing the impact and implications involved.

Objective of the course:
To enable the attendee to develop a greater understanding of the impact that corporate recovery can have and design effective solutions to implement.

This workshop introduces the attendee to corporate recovery mechanisms and includes:

  • Best approach
  • Solution
  • Implementation
  • CR Theories
  • Resolutions Special conditions
  • Ailing companies
  • Protection of employees
  • Financial models

E Safety

Aim of the workshop:
To be able to recognise the dangers of the Internet and provide practical and realistic solutions to countering the threats.

Objective of the workshop:
To allow the attendee to identify misappropriate use of computing systems and allow for safer use.
This workshop offers a unique opportunity to learn about the latest threats from Cybercrime and the Internet.  It is linked to an ITQ qualification and can attract Skills Funding Council funding for employers making it a cost effective course to deliver whilst helping to develop professional skills and understanding.

It includes:

  • How young people and adults use computers differently
  • Cyberbullying
  • Internet Grooming
  • Use of mobile phones & PDA’s
  • Gaming devices
  • Security advice
  • Introduction to security tools
  • Safer Social Networking.

How to Investigate Cyberbullying workshop?

This new phenomena is rapidly challenging employers and HR departments.  With the rapid growth in the use of dating and social networking sites more and more incidents of Cyberbullying are being reported.  This programme originally designed for the police covers all aspects including:

  • Nature and types
  • Signs to watch out for
  • Policies and procedures
  • How to deal with victims
  • Offences to consider
  • Discipline procedures

SIA approved Professional Investigators Course

Aver are pleased to say that we can now offer the SIA approved Professional Investigators Course delivered by our training partner I Safely. The EDI Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators is a programme designed to meet the needs of individuals who require a qualification, which will enable them to apply for a Security Industry Authority (SIA) Licence for Private Investigators (when licensing comes into effect). The qualification is based on the SIA specification for core competency training for Private Investigators, which covers the knowledge and understanding that a candidate will have to have in order to be issued with a licence to practice and covers the basic core of good practice for the purpose of licensing.

The EDI Level 3 Award for Professional Investigators will be awarded to learners who successfully complete the following 3 mandatory units:

  • Unit 1 Preparing to carry out an investigation
  • Unit 2 Gather information in support of an investigation
  • Unit 3 Report the findings of an investigation

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