The Surveillance Group provides an unrivaled level of expertise in the world of specialist surveillance. Our teams of investigators are among the most highly qualified in the industry, and deliver the information demanded by our corporate clients with the utmost reliability.
The Surveillance Group is one of the largest covert surveillance companies currently operating within the United Kingdom. We are the largest provider of covert Surveillance training, teaching individuals how to conduct successful foot and mobile surveillance whilst obtaining the relevant intelligence.
At the Surveillance Groups training centre you will be taught current up to date techniques by the companies leading surveillance operatives. All of the main awards have all been accredited with a BTEC Level 4 Certificate, alongside these awards is the Level 3 Professional Investigators Award which is also an Industry recognised qualification. The Surveillance Group was the first operational surveillance company to create a BTEC Level 4 in Advanced Surveillance Practice, which instantly became the benchmark for best practice within the global surveillance community. Our specialised training courses are run from our operational headquarters in Worcester, UK – just minutes from Worcester Foregate Street and Shrub Hill train stations. The Surveillance Group provides an unrivalled level of expertise in the world of specialist surveillance. Our teams of investigators are among the most highly qualified in the industry, and deliver the information demanded by our corporate clients with the utmost reliability and discretion.
Our courses include but are not limited to the following content:
- Planning and conducting covert surveillance filming
- Positioning on foot and in vehicles
- Log keeping and evidential reporting
- Dealing with threats and compromises
- Foot and vehicle mutually supported surveillance tactics
- Managing public transport
- Understanding the elements of the surveillance unit and how to use it effectively in any environment
- Construction of covert camera system
- Rural and Urban hides
- Close target reconnaissance
- BTEC Level 4 Award in Tactical Surveillance Procedures.
- BTEC Level 4 Award in Tactical Foot and Mobile Surveillance
- BTEC Level 4 Award in Covert Camera Construction and Concealment
- Industry Qualification Level 3 Award in Professional Investigators
AWARD ONE – LEVEL 4 BTEC PROFESSIONAL AWARD IN TACTICAL SURVEILLANCE PROCEDURES.
Designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required in planning and managing tactical surveillance procedures.
- 5 day course provides a complete overview of tactical surveillance.
- Planning and conducting covert surveillance filming.
- Positioning on foot and in vehicles.
- Introduction of foot and mobile tactics.
- Log keeping and evidential reporting.
This BTEC Level 4 course has to be your first step into an exciting career as a Surveillance Operative. It is designed around personal injury investigation cases assessing the capabilities of different claimant’s on behalf of insurance clients. During this course, which starts off at a nice steady pace, you will learn how to operate a handheld camera as well as covert devices that are crucial in your day to day tasks.
You will be taught the most efficient methods in planning and conducting your surveillance tasks, gain a thorough understanding of the best positions for your observation posts and learn the skills to organise a team of surveillance operatives.
Throughout the course you will be conducting surveillance on a number of live targets within a range of different environments, attempting to gain as much evidence as possible by the way of covertly filming.
At the end of each day you will put your log of events into writing alongside all other evidence obtained.
AWARD TWO – LEVEL 4 BTEC PROFESSIONAL AWARD IN TACTICAL FOOT AND MOBILE.
Provides the training required for students to effectively plan and manage tactical foot and mobile surveillance.
5 day course developing covert skills.
Dealing with threats and compromises.
Managing public transport.
Foot and vehicle mutually supported surveillance.
Dealing with multiple exits.
Understand the elements of the surveillance team and how to use them effectively in any environment.
This BTEC Level 4 course is your next progression towards an exciting new career.
During this course the pace quickens and you need to be faster reacting to the ever changing scenarios.
The course itself is based around criminal surveillance, brand protection and anti-illicit trade.
You will learn surveillance competences and how to deal with threats and possible compromises[LM1] [LM2] .
Again you will be following live targets in a number of environments either by foot or by vehicle and will learn how to deal with public transport, multiple exits and multi-storey car parks whilst maintaining eyes on the target.
During this week you may find yourself leading your unit/team having been taught the elements of the surveillance team and how to use each member effectively in all environments.
AWARD THREE- LEVEL 4 BTEC PROFESSIONAL AWARD IN COVERT CAMERA CONSTRUCTION AND CONCEALMENT
Develops the understanding and skills required to plan and supervise covert camera construction and concealment.
- 5 day course.
- Construction of covert camera systems in our on-site workshop.
- Rural and Urban hides.
- Vehicle systems and concealment.
- Close target reconnaissance.
- How to overcome equipment limitations.
- Confidently utilise the correct systems.
This is an additional course that will assist you within your career as an unmanned camera/special projects operative.
You will be taught how to construct various covert camera systems within our on-site work shop.
You will receive a number of tasks to complete from various clients that require you to place and secure these devices into both urban and rural locations.
You will also be taught the use of the unmanned vehicle system and be confident in deploying the vehicle to gain the crucial footage that the operation requires to be successful.
Due to the locations of certain tasks you will be required to conduct close target reconnaissance.
Learn how to overcome equipment limitations that may hinder your operation.
As a surveillance operative you will have to be confident in your decisions that you have utilised the best covert systems for that task.