I joined the PI L3 course for two days training prior to taking the exam at the end of the course.
My background is military, having spent nine years in the Royal Marines. On leaving HM Forces, I started working in this industry in 1998, and since then have conducted surveillance operations on a daily basis. I have specialised in this, and whilst Private Investigations/Civil Investigations covers a wide range of subjects, I have concentrated solely in this field.
I therefore met other candidates on the course run by E.S.S with a wide range of abilities and experience, and over the course, everybody contributed with their differing views and opinions, making the course richly rewarding and interesting, in terms of knowledge and different skills.
I can wholly recommend this course to others, and since completing, have actively sought out fellow colleagues to inform them about participating. The instructor was highly informative, professional and his depth of knowledge and experience carried across to candidates with ease, making the process enjoyable and I came away having absorbed new and valuable information, which will be put to use in my day to day capacity as a surveillance operative. 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.
C. S. August 27, 2014