As one of the UK’s leading providers of manned surveillance operations, The Surveillance Group (TSG) is a natural choice for training in the skills, tactics, strategies and technologies used by the industry. Having set the standard for surveillance training in 2007 with the launch of our Level 3 BTEC in Advanced Surveillance Practice, we built further on our reputation as market leaders when in 2010 we were awarded the right to create one of the first ranges of customised Level 4 BTEC qualifications in surveillance, accredited by Edexcel.
Our courses are tailored to the specialist requirements of three principle markets:
Military Personnel in the resettlement phase of their careers.
Individuals looking to enter the surveillance industry or develop their existing surveillance careers.
Public and Private Sector Organisations seeking to develop or widen the skills of their investigation and enforcement teams.
Today’s surveillance industry is an exciting and attractive option for service personnel looking to make the transition to a successful civilian career. Whether in the public or private sector, skilled male and female surveillance operatives have never been in higher demand.
We are specialists in the provision of training for Ministry of Defence personnel wishing to take this step. As an approved provider for ELCAS Enhanced Learning Credits (provider number 2990) and a Preferred Supplier for Career Transition Partnership, we offer a range of courses which are specifically designed to build on the skills and experience of ex- military personnel.
Choosing to train with The Surveillance Group can help you not only get into the industry, but also to get ahead (and stay ahead) of the crowd.
- TSG is the only dedicated surveillance company approved to deliver Level 4 BTEC qualifications in surveillance.
- We are an approved provider for ELCAS allowing students to use their resettlement funding to train with us.
- We recruit the best and brightest candidates from our courses to join our operational surveillance teams across the UK.
- All of our training is taught by ex-military personnel who have a wealth of operational experience. Teaching is practical, hands-on and interactive, with theory quickly turned into practice.
- We provide candidates with the most up-to-date equipment for use in our dedicated surveillance simulation centre and in the field.
Our portfolio of courses comprises five Level 4 BTEC Awards, each accredited by Edexcel.
Each of these Awards is taught over five days (40-50 hours training) and costs £1110 (including a £90 fee for certification). All of our Awards conclude with a two-day final operation on ‘live’ subjects, where students are assessed on the practical and management skills that they have been taught.
The courses are designed for maximum flexibility – so students entitled to lower tier ELCs, for example, can use their funding to gain one Award qualification without having to make an excessive personal contribution.
- An individual seeking surveillance training would typically consider starting with Award 1 and 2, which we offer back-to- back over ten days (100 hours training). This package is ideal for students entitled to higher tier ELCs, as it costs £2130 (including a £90 fee for certification).
- Students may then wish to add Award 3, on completing a total of 150 hours training they would be entitled to claim a Level 4 Professional Certificate in Tactical Covert Surveillance. Ultimately students may complete all five Awards (a total of 240 hours training), allowing them to claim a Level 4 BTEC Professional Diploma in Tactical Covert Surveillance.
Our training is practical, hands-on and interactive, with theory quickly turned into practice in our dedicated surveillance simulation centre and in the field. Former students from The Surveillance Group’s courses stand out for their ability to think beyond traditional methods and adapt to new approaches and techniques that are delivering results on the ground every day.
We recruit nearly all of our operational surveillance staff from our own training courses – meaning that the best and the brightest students are regularly offered employment to fill vacancies in our teams across the UK.
Surveillance techniques are in greater demand than ever across the public and commercial sectors, and The Surveillance Group is a leading training provider for investigation and enforcement teams both at home and across the world.
The breadth of applications of surveillance is vast, including (but certainly not confined to): law enforcement; corporate and local government fraud investigation; monitoring anti-social behaviour; brand protection and wildlife crime investigation.
For Public and Private sector organizations seeking to develop, or widen the skills of their investigations and enforcement teams, our Level 4 BTEC courses cover the full gamut of skills, tactics and strategies required to take your teams from the planning stage right through to implementing mobile or static posts, in either rural or urban environments. We are also the only company to offer a BTEC in the construction and concealment of specialist unmanned covert camera systems.
Courses can be tailored to the unique requirements of your teams, or bespoke company training programmes can be developed, if required.
The Growth of the Surveillance Industry in Today’s Society
Fraud and crime costs businesses and the Government billions of pounds every year, from insurancefraud and employment disputes to drugs, counterfeiting and organised crime. Due to the high profilenature of many of these cases, it was only a matter of time before the industry attracted mediaattention in the form of newspaper headlines and documentaries, highlighting success stories andconvictions. Organisations saw the media as a way of fighting back against organised crime and tomake an example out of those involved. They were willing to work with the media, by providingthem with information about high profile cases, to show these individuals that crime doesn’t pay.
Some testimonials from our students...
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'I would definitely recommend The Surveillance Group to anyone wanting to go into the surveillance industry'
'Booking onto the course was easier than expected and I was able to use my Enhanced Learning Credits'
'The service I received from The Surveillance Group was excellent right from the Open Day to the completion of the course'
'The course was thoroughly enjoyable. I look forward to returning to The Surveillance Group to complete further courses'
'The instructors were dedicated and approachable. I will definitely recommend TSG to others'
'Instructors were enthusiastic and dedicated to teaching. I felt comfortable asking questions and had lots of opportunity to do so'