Private Investigator Course
Private Investigation course brochure

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“Go for it! It's easy to read, yet the assignments are challenging. The staff are great and very helpful.”
Andrea from Suffolk, UK
Stop thinking about it - Get on and do it, it is a very good, informative and enjoyable course.
Sandy from Bucks, UK
“Without reservation I would recommend it.”
Neil from Lancashire, UK
“It's probably the best and most in depth course available.”
Gavin from Notts, UK
Stop thinking about it and just do it, as I wasted too much time thinking about it myself.
Dale from North Yorkshire, UK

Diploma in Private Investigation Course

What's in your Private Investigation Course Pack?

Here's what you'll find in your course pack:


  • A folder for your completed assignments.

  • Private investigation newsletters full of marketing tips and ideas regularly sent to your email inbox.

  • A sturdily bound set of course modules that lies flat for ease of study. Detailed, practical information that guides you skilfully towards becoming a private investigator

  • 59,400 words of practical 'how-to' text. You get detailed information that guides you towards becoming a professional private investigator.

  • 11 Assignments. Your assignments will be carefully marked with personal advice by an experienced tutor.

  • ‘How to Achieve More!’ Planner. It contains forms for self-discovery and vision, a 12-month goals' planner, a study plan and scheduler, study tips, and a monthly reflection and assessment form. Exclusive to your course. † See More

  • Self-assessment exercises. They occur throughout the course to help you get organised as a practising private investigator. They also check that you can tackle each type of work.

  • 'How to Write Assignments' booklet (right). This booklet offers useful guidance on how to prepare your assignments. It's not available elsewhere.

  • A Quick Start Guide, to get you started on the course.

  • A sturdy ring binder that holds the course modules. Lies flat for ease of study. In the online edition, we provide the modules as online PDFs.†
  • learning images
  • A useful case that keeps all your course material.††

  • 'How to Succeed in your Distance Learning Course' booklet. Tips and advice on how to successfully complete your course. This booklet is not available elsewhere.

  • A study guide and planner that helps you organise your study.
  • 49 ways to promote your service
  • Personal career advice during the course.

  • '49 Winning Ways to Promote your Service' booklet (right). Great ideas to get you started. This booklet is not available elsewhere.

  • Student Discount card. Get discounts with leading shops and organisations.


    • † In the online edition this is provided as downloadable PDFs.
    • †† Not in online edition.

    Plus! Access your course online

    • Online edition of the course. Get access to all the course modules and assignments when you register.

    • Online student's database. Add your name to the database, and get in touch with other students.

    • Take a peek inside!

      Have a look at how friendly our online portal is. Click here: https://blackfordcentre.com/courses/how-to-use-the-portal/

      This course is available to all our learners. We've opened it to you, so you can check out our portal.




And when you complete the course, you'll get the following free items:

  • A handsome Diploma to frame and display on your wall.

  • An 'Approved PI' logo to use on your site.

  • We'll send a free press release to your local news media announcing your success (if you request it).

  • The right to use the post nominal letters Dip. P.I. (BC) after your name.

From time to time we may improve, amend or extend the items mentioned here.