VTCT (Skillsfirst) Level 3 Certificate in Investigation

This qualification has been developed for companies and organisations, or other private or public sector investigators. It is designed to support learners in the workplace who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of investigative techniques and explores the individual industry specific investigator role, for example criminal, civil, health and safety investigation models.

The two units within the qualification combine the understanding the process for undertaking investigations and how to plan and complete investigations.

This qualification does not require you to have any prior qualifications or levels of prior learning.

This qualification is supported by employers and agencies within the Justice and Public Sectors and was developed in partnership with Intersol Global.

VTCT (Skillsfirst) Level 3 Certificate in Investigation Handbook

Undertaking Investigations Unit Handbook

Planning and Conducting Investigations Unit Handbook

Qualification structure

To achieve this qualification, learners must complete the 2 mandatory units from Group M.

The total qualification time (TQT) is 139 hours.

The minimum guided learning hours (GLH) are 70 hours.

Qualification referenceQualification number
SK3C2  601/3502/6 


Group M – Mandatory units

unit no.
unit no.
Unit titleCredit value
J/650/9263USK40Undertaking investigations40
K/650/9264USK41Planning and conducting investigations30