This course completely exceeded my expectations. So much was covered in the 3 days and it was delivered in such a manner that it allowed the entire class to grasp the skills we were learning and then put our new research techniques into practice for each topic covered. The trainers were friendly and approachable and
I recently took part in an OSINT course with ESS. I had never done anything like it before so was unsure of what to expect. Having now completed it, I can honestly say that I would recommend it to anyone. The course was very intense but enjoyable and covered a huge range of topics. It
I can wholly recommend this course to others. There is something for everyone here, whether you are considering starting a career in the industry, fairly new to it, or have a lifetime experience in this ever changing industry.
ESS provide a really positive atmosphere for learning about the world of covert surveillance with their friendly and supportive team. Highly recommended.
S. G. GI Protection
I have spent the last 15 years in the military and have recently moved in to the private sector of surveillance and private investigation. I would recommend the course to anyone within the industry.
Jason displayed a wealth of knowledge in the legislation covering Private Investigators, and clearly has a great deal of experience in the practical aspects of our profession. I would not hesitate to recommend this course to anyone interested in the industry, or for any experienced investigators wishing to brush up on their skills.
Ray Wade Director, Merlin Associates Ltd.
During this course I was particularly impressed by the way that Jason and his team demonstrated an in-depth knowledge of the legal structures of investigative operations.
Dan Ex-Military Surveillance Operator of 10 years
With the impending SIA regulations for PI licencing I started the long task of trying to find the right training provider to take me through this course. I have seen many adverts and recommendations for other training providers but wanted an operational company that would be using these regulations and legislation as second nature on
Dear ESS, I am writing to thank you for your help in organising and facilitating the recent Professional Investigations course. I was a little reticent about committing to it initially but can I say that my apprehension has been dispelled and I'm now glad to have taken part. This was the first time in a
I attended the Level 3 Professional Investigator Course with over 15 years of experience of surveillance and investigations. The course taught vital legislation, investigation techniques and processes that ensured the legal protection of compliant investigators. So despite my prior knowledge, the course provided me with relevant technical theory and a thorough understanding of the legalities
I am a retired Police Officer having served for more than 25 years as a Detective Constable in the Metropolitan Police Service, and then working as a Private Investigator in the private sector in 2007. I served on the Serious Crime Squad, Flying Squad, Force Intelligence Bureau, Area Surveillance team and before retiring became a
I served 25 years in the Metropolitan Police Force, seven of which was spent in uniform dealing with day to day public duties. I joined SO11 and spent 18 years working in a dedicated surveillance unit based at Scotland Yard, dealing with all types of major crime from Anti Terrorism, Kidnappings, Armed Robberies and Drugs. The
A very well taught course, taught by someone with a deep subject knowledge gained through considerable operational experience. Highly Recommended!
Tony Corrie Professional Investigator, Farleigh Consultants
The course is incredibly intense but in a good way. I had no idea what was possible in terms of finding information. It is so interesting and an absolute must if you either do this kind of thing for a living or just have an interest in it.
Hazell Reed Trainee Professional Investigator
This was an extremely useful course and full of very useful information. The course presenters were very knowledgable and good at presenting the course.
Counter Fraud Investigator, Shop Direct
Fabulous course, taught well. Learnt so much that can be transfered to my day to day working. Interesting course and a real eye opener! Very pleased with the whole course and how it was presented.
Counter Fraud Investigator, Shop Direct
A very good course. The material is mindblowing and essential to any investigation.
Corporate Counter Fraud Investigator, Shop Direct
Very informative course, an absolute must for any investigator in the private sector. Everyone knows the information is out there, this course shows you how to find it!
Stewart Farrell Counter Fraud Investigator, Next Directory
Even my wildest of expectations could not have prepared me for the veritable maelstrom of information I received while I was there. It's hard to imagine not knowing about the crucial topics they covered. After only 3 days with the superb tutors I felt like I had exited with enough tools to rake in genuine results for my work.
Serge Goldenberg GIProtection
I have completed the open source intelligence gathering course with ESS Consulting and would endorse this without hesitation. This opened my eyes to a whole world of intelligence I did not believe was possible outside of official law enforcement agencies.
J. M. Ex Metropolitan Police
As an intelligence professional of over 12 years it still surprised me how much information is out there for those who know how and where to look without the use of sophisticated and expensive tools. In the short time since attending the course has improved my intelligence gathering and research capability significantly.
Dan Ex-Intelligence Corps
For security screening and background vetting, the OSINT Level 3 course is an absolute must. I highly recommend this course to anyone in management looking to strengthen their recruitment tools.
R. Macpherson Regional Manager, GIProtection Ltd
I thought this was an excellent course, very well taught and structured and I have gained a lot that I can use immediately.
Daniel Crispin Sustainable Home Survey CIC
An absolute must attend course for anyone involved in commercial and corporate investigations. If I had attended the same course a year ago, I could have substantially speeded up my enquiries and gained more positive results.
Steve Barlow Corporate Investigator
I thought that after 10 years of being an investigator that I had a fairly good knowledge of Open Source Research but this course showed just how little I actually knew. It has provided me with some valuable new tools that will be essential to my role.
Ex Police Officer and Corporate Investigator
The emphasis was all about you being able to make a living from surveillance as well as learning techniques. Great experience to see these guys work and they really do know their stuff!
A. Garcia Close Protection and Surveillance
This is a good value training course, I feel like I can actually go out and make a living from the skills and knowledge it gave me.
Tim Burkemshaw Surveillance Operative
The surveillance training course run by Jason of ESS was excellent. The training was intense but really enjoyable.
Baser Ince Close Protection Operative
ESS showed me how to build a portfolio and prove my skill to a potential employer. I’m now being used by an investigation firm pretty regularly and hope to build more contacts for a client base.
Leigh Pickett Surveillance Services
Due to this experience all my operatives have now attended this ESS Consulting Ltd Private Investigators Course and I have highly recommended it to colleagues and individuals looking for this qualification. Thank you Jason and the team.
John Griffiths Principle at Corporate Surveillance Services
The instructors knowledge is exceptional, not only were things explained in the classroom but demonstrated in a practical and ingenious way.
James Nason Sentry Consulting
Thoroughly enjoyed the course with real life content and feel to it all. Fantastic training.
M. Harris Surveillance operative/Close protection
The instructors are operational and very effective at what they do. Highly recommended.
I do not hesitate to thoroughly recommend this course. Well done Jason in putting it together as you have, presenting it in an enjoyable way, and getting me through it!!
Paul Burt Director Surveillance Limited
Fact, there are few within the industry that have as much commercial experience as ESS and that’s what turned potentially dry subject into an interesting and informative course.
M Thompson Ex Military Warrant Officer & Full Member of The Association of British Investigators
The course, was interesting, properly structured and most importantly, well delivered and should be one to seriously consider attending no matter whether you are an experienced operative, have some knowledge or a complete novice.
Brian Lodge Napier Lodge Investigations Ltd
One thing is for sure this ISN'T AN ATTENDANCE COURSE. Read your pre course handouts you will need them !!!
John Featherstone Ex UK military
I was impressed with both the common sense approach teaching style and the overall course content with its relevance to current working practises.
I would recommend Jason and his L3 PI course as training from someone active in the industry is far better than training from someone who is no longer operational.
I found the selected case studies and instruction on various issues highly informative and valuable. I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone with experience and those new to the industry.
B Sole Sole Security and Surveillance
I have recently attended a course with ESS Consulting Ltd in February 2014 to gain a level 3 SIA endorsed qualification in Private Investigation, and would thoroughly recommend the course to anyone looking to gain this qualification.
I found the course very informative and was able to learn about recent changes in legislation as well refresh my memory of current laws applicable to the industry. There were also some very useful practical investigatory tips which I will definitely be able to make use of in the future.
MN Ex Met Detective & Surveillance Unit 30 years