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The SFJ Level 4 Courses in Covert Surveillance Operations are qualifications designed to develop and provide formal recognition of learners’ knowledge, understanding and competence of surveillance techniques and tactics. 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 the qualification will be relevant to the private investigation sector and to individuals with a military background carrying out resettlement training prior to civilian life.

The SFJ  Level 4 Award in Covert Surveillance Operations (Advanced) includes the Intermediate award and is delivered over a 10 working day period.

During the first 5 days the student will undertake the Intermediate award and once that student has passed then they will undertake a further 5 days training to achieve the advanced award.

This course is designed to give a student the knowledge, skill set and understanding to undertake a covert surveillance operation and it is from the Advanced Award that TSG often recruit from. The course consist of the following and much more:

  • Organising teamwork in surveillance operations.
  • Obtaining and collating information by surveillance.
  • Organising both foot and mobile surveillance and dealing with the threat of anti-surveillance.
  • Learn about the legislation and the surveillance codes of practise as well as producing a formal surveillance report.
  • Organising advanced foot and mobile covert surveillance.
  • Conducting public transport surveillance.
  • Conducting surveillance on a target who is using multi storey car parks and multiple levels/exits in built up areas.
  • Dealing with the threat of compromises and counter surveillance.
  • Understand the elements of the surveillance team and how to use them effectively in any environment.
  • Organising counter surveillance operations.
  • On completing the 10 day Advanced course, all successful students will be considered for full time employment for The Surveillance Group Ltd. 

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