About the qualification
Qualification Number: 610/3304/2
SFJ Awards Level 4 Award in Covert Surveillance Operations (Intermediate)
Operational Start Date: 1 December 2023
Total Qualification Time: 106 hours
Guided Learning: 86 hours
The SFJ Awards Level 4 Award in Covert Surveillance Operations (Intermediate) is part of a suite of qualifications designed to develop and provide formal recognition of learners’ knowledge, understanding and competence of surveillance techniques.
Surveillance is the monitoring of the behaviour, activities, or other changing information – usually of people – for the purpose of intelligence gathering as part of an investigation into unlawful or illegal activity, or for enforcement activities.
The qualifications are aimed at those who wish to gain a recognised qualification, whether they are new to the investigative or enforcement sectors or they have a professional background in a related field and intend to engage in continuing professional development.
The skills developed in these qualifications will be relevant to the private investigation sector and to individuals with a military background carrying out resettlement training prior to civilian life.
Please see the handbook below for further information.Download handbook
What are the pre-entry requirements for the Level 4 Award in Covert Surveillance Operations (Intermediate)?
To undertake this qualification, learners must be able to work at Level 3 or above and also have sufficient capabilities in the English language at this level. They will need to have a reasonable level of fitness in order to undertake practical surveillance activities.
If English is not the learner’s first language, they should hold a suitable internationally recognised qualification e.g., International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (or equivalent). It is preferable but not mandatory that learners are able to drive and hold a valid driving licence, but if not, they must have the physical and medical means to be able to learn to drive in future.