About Us

ESS Consulting has been a specialist investigation and security company since 1995. We have operated at governmental level and trained government departments and corporate security teams internationally in areas of covert surveillance, anti and counter surveillance and Protective Security since 2002.

We are NOT just a training company, we are operational in covert investigation from undercover assignments to security penetration testing of high risk locations. Our commercial training procedures are unique to the industry because we utilise our past and, most importantly, present case studies to maximise the students understanding of the subject. We operate internationally typically responding to and achieving outstanding results with difficult assignments that other investigation agencies will not or cannot undertake. We are the representative agents that complete the ‘on the ground’ work for other prestigious international agencies and the legal profession. We prepare the student for the challenge of forging a career in covert investigation and surveillance with invaluable reality training.

Tutors for ESS have extensive operational backgrounds ranging from elite military surveillance units, metropolitan police armed surveillance teams and the British security services. Our instructors have successfully adapted to the challenges of working in the private sector and each one has created a successful business from covert investigation. Students are assured of the very best instruction adapted to the reality of the commercial world.

All students who train with ESS Consulting are given the opportunity to observe a live operation and gain valuable REAL experience to complement their training. This is subject to certain terms and conditions due to the sensitive nature of our criminal investigations. The student will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

Students are also given the opportunity to refresh their learning with monthly continual professional development (CPD) opportunities with foot and mobile surveillance, security penetration testing and investigation related exercise days. These are designed specifically to endorse and consolidate the knowledge gained from the training programs and the CPD is free of charge.

We empower the student by teaching the necessary skills to carry out operational assignments efficiently with confidence. We will also help you create the professional status necessary for a rewarding career in covert investigation.

 

ESS Consulting qualifications level 3 & 4 explained

Ofqual’s QCF level descriptors:

http://ofqual.gov.uk/help-and-advice/comparing-qualifications/ 19/04/2014

Framework level  Level indicators
 Entry Entry level qualifications recognise basic knowledge and skills and the ability to apply learning in everyday situations under direct guidance or supervision. Learning at this level involves building basic knowledge and skills and is not geared towards specific occupations.
 Level 1 Level 1 qualifications recognise basic knowledge and skills and the ability to apply learning with guidance or supervision. Learning at this level is about activities which mostly relate to everyday situations and may be linked to job competence.
 Level 2 Level 2 qualifications recognise the ability to gain a good knowledge and understanding of a subject area of work or study, and to perform varied tasks with some guidance or supervision. Learning at this level involves building knowledge and/or skills in relation to an area of work or a subject area and is appropriate for many job roles.
 Level 3 Level 3 qualifications recognise the ability to gain, and where relevant apply a range of knowledge, skills and understanding. Learning at this level involves obtaining detailed knowledge and skills. It is appropriate for people wishing to go to university, people working independently, or in some areas supervising and training others in their field of work.
 Level 4 Level 4 qualifications recognise specialist learning and involve detailed analysis of a high level of information and knowledge in an area of work or study. Learning at this level is appropriate for people working in technical and professional jobs, and/or managing and developing others. Level 4 qualifications are at a level equivalent to Certificates of Higher Education.
 Level 5 Level 5 qualifications recognise the ability to increase the depth of knowledge and understanding of an area of work or study to enable the formulation of solutions and responses to complex problems and situations. Learning at this level involves the demonstration of high levels of knowledge, a high level of work expertise in job roles and competence in managing and training others. Qualifications at this level are appropriate for people working as higher grade technicians, professionals or managers. Level 5 qualifications are at a level equivalent to intermediate Higher Education qualifications such as Diplomas of Higher Education, Foundation and other degrees that do not typically provide access to postgraduate programmes.
 Level 6 Level 6 qualifications recognise a specialist high level knowledge of an area of work or study to enable the use of an individual’s own ideas and research in response to complex problems and situations. Learning at this level involves the achievement of a high level of professional knowledge and is appropriate for people working as knowledge-based professionals or in professional management positions. Level 6 qualifications are at a level equivalent to Bachelors degrees with honours, graduate certificates and graduate diplomas.
 Level 7 Level 7 qualifications recognise highly developed and complex levels of knowledge which enable the development of in-depth and original responses to complicated and unpredictable problems and situations. Learning at this level involves the demonstration of high level specialist professional knowledge and is appropriate for senior professionals and managers. Level 7 qualifications are at a level equivalent to Masters degrees, postgraduate certificates and postgraduate diplomas.
 Level 8 Level 8 qualifications recognise leading experts or practitioners in a particular field. Learning at this level involves the development of new and creative approaches that extend or redefine existing knowledge or professional practice.