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Advanced Professional Certificate in Investigative Practice (APCIP)

Elevate your expertise in investigative practice with the Advanced Professional Certificate in Investigative Practice (APCIP).

In today's dynamic health and safety professional landscape, organisations rely heavily on skilled investigators to navigate complex civil, criminal, and regulatory investigations. However, conducting thorough investigations comes with its challenges -  they can be both financially and temporally intensive. Therefore, ensuring that investigations are conducted to the highest standard is paramount.

Our Professional training in investigative practice is meticulously designed to empower you with the essential skills, knowledge, and procedures required to execute investigations at the pinnacle of best practices. By enrolling in the APCIP, you position yourself as a key player in reducing the inherent risks associated with investigations. Moreover, the course instils a standardised approach to investigations, ensuring consistency and excellence in the investigative processes across your organisation.

Delivered by the renowned experts at Bond Solon, the APCIP is not just a course; it's an investment in your professional health and safety competence. Priced at £285 + VAT per delegate per day of training, this program delivers unparalleled value by honing your abilities to navigate the intricacies of investigative work efficiently. Elevate your role as a health and safety professional by embracing the APCIP and become the beacon of excellence in investigative practice within your organisation.

The course, delivered by Bond Solon, is charged at £285 + VAT per delegate per day of training. 

Learning Methods

Virtual
On-Site

Duration

8 days of training

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements 

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Delegates who undertake 8 days of training and successfully complete the assessments, will be eligible for the Advanced Professional Certificate in Investigative Practice (APCIP).

In order to complete the qualification candidates must:
• Complete the mandatory modules:
Law, Evidence, Procedure and Best Practice (2 days) | Statement/Report Writing (1 day) | Courtroom
Skills (1 day)

• Complete a minimum of 1 of the following 3 modules:
Investigative Interviewing (2 days) | Case File Preparation (2 days) | Employment Law and
Investigations (2 days)

• And complete (if still required) a maximum of 1 of the following modules:
Collecting Electronic and Digital Evidence (2 days) | Advocacy (2 days) | Open Source Internet
Investigations (2 days)

Units

  • Mandatory Module 1

    Law, Evidence, Procedure and Best Practice (2 Days)

  • Mandatory Module 2

    Statement/Report Writing (1 day)

  • Mandatory Module 3

    Courtroom Skills/Giving Evidence (1 day)

  • Optional Module 1

    Investigative Interviewing (2 days)

  • Optional Module 2

    Case File Preparation and Disclosure (2 days)

  • Optional Module 3

    Employment Law & Investigations (2 days)

  • Optional Module 4

    Advocacy (2 days)

  • Optional Module 5

    Open Source Internet Investigations (2 days)

  • Optional Module 6

    Collecting Electronic/Digital Evidence (2 days)

Assessments

  • Each 2-day unit is available for assessment.
    Assessments are optional, but delegates who undertake 8 days of training (4 separate 2-day units) and successfully complete the assessments will be eligible for APCIP, awarded by the International Compliance Association (ICA) in association with the Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS).

Course Length

  • 8-Days

Learning Methods

  • Virtual

    Live-online, engaging and interactive classes

  • On-Site

    Professional HSE training delivered at your premises

There are no predetermined entry requirements.
Mandatory Module 1
Law, Evidence, Procedure and Best Practice (2 Days) The way evidence is gathered has a major impact on the success of an investigation.
This course equips delegates with essential knowledge of law, evidence and procedure for their day-to-day roles in conducting investigations. Delegates will learn how to gather evidence to best practice standards  so that it is relevant, admissible and credible.
Mandatory Module 2
Statement/Report Writing (1 day) Written evidence is vital. Good written evidence promotes early settlement of civil cases and success at trial in criminal cases.

Delegates will learn how to improve
the content, structure and style of their statements/reports.
Mandatory Module 3
Courtroom Skills/Giving Evidence (1 day) Professionals may find themselves in the witness box giving evidence on behalf of their organisation. 
This training will provide delegates with the knowledge, skills and confidence to present evidence effectively. 
Optional Module 1
Investigative Interviewing (2 days) Many professionals are required to conduct interviews in situations where the information obtained may become vital evidence in proceedings. 

This course will enable delegates to interview witnesses, obtain witness statements and interview suspects effectively and to best practice standards.
Optional Module 2
Case File Preparation and Disclosure (2 days) Investigators preparing criminal cases to pass to advocates for presentation require knowledge and skills to produce comprehensive files containing relevant documents and information.

On this course delegates will learn the importance of compiling relevant case information to ensure best practice in case file procedure.
Optional Module 3
Employment Law & Investigations (2 days) Treating employees fairly when carrying out investigations can avoid claims for wrongful dismissal, unfair dismissal or discrimination.

This course gives delegates a comprehensive understanding of how  to carry out internal investigations in relation to both grievance and disciplinary processes, so that they are compliant with the legislation and achieve best practice in accordance with the Acas Code. 
Optional Module 4
Advocacy (2 days) A growing number of professionals now assist in preparing cases for court or appear in courts and tribunals taking the role of the advocate, questioning witnesses and making speeches at the hearing. 
This course is designed to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills to prepare and present cases effectively.
Optional Module 5
Open Source Internet Investigations (2 days) The internet is an increasingly important tool in a wide range of investigations. When used effectively, it enables organisations and investigators to save a considerable amount of time and money.

The Open Source Internet Investigations course will provide you with the core skills to use the internet effectively as an investigative tool. It will enable you to quickly source information and gather evidence lawfully to further your investigations. 
Optional Module 6
Collecting Electronic/Digital Evidence (2 days) Electronic/digital evidence can be an integral part of many investigations. Investigators must know how to secure and preserve electronic evidence so it will be admissible in court.
This course will give delegates an understanding of how to secure electronic/digital evidence so that it can be used.
Each 2-day unit can be assessed. Assessments are optional, but delegates who undertake 8 days of
training (4 separate 2-day units) and successfully complete the assessments will be eligible for APCIP,
awarded by the International Compliance Association (ICA) in association with the Alliance Manchester
Business School (AMBS).

Registering for the Advanced Professional Certificate
For candidates undertaking the 8-day Advanced Professional Certificate in Investigative Practice (APCIP),
there is a registration fee with ICA of £350 + VAT per candidate. This non-refundable fee is payable up front
at the time of booking your first module. This fee includes the registration with ICA, the marking fees for the
4 assessments, assessment board meetings and the award of the certificate
Yes. The Professional Training in Investigative Practice is made up of a number of one and two day courses. The courses can be run as stand alone training or together over a period of time, leading to nationally recognised qualification awarded by the International Compliance Association (ICA), in association with The University of Manchester Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS). To date over 7,000 people have undertaken the qualification and today it is regarded as the leading qualification for investigators.
No, you can book the programme module by module, if you wish to work towards the qualification. You
have 3 years to complete the qualification from start to finish.
Modules can be completed in any order.
Public courses: Courses available on a public basis are delivered through virtual classrooms.
In-house courses: If you have 5 or more colleagues we can deliver closed courses for your
organisation either through virtual classrooms (where appropriate) or face-to-face.
In order to complete the qualification candidates must:
• Complete the 2 mandatory modules:
Law, Evidence, Procedure and Best Practice (2 days) | Statement/Report Writing (1 day) | Courtroom
Skills (1 day)
Complete a minimum of 1 of the following 3 modules:
Investigative Interviewing (2 days) | Case File Preparation (2 days) | Employment Law and
Investigations (2 days)
• And complete (if still required) a maximum of 1 of the following modules:
Collecting Electronic and Digital Evidence (2 days) | Advocacy (2 days) | Open Source Internet
Yes. Bond Solon is the UK’s leading legal and investigative training organisation for non-lawyers. Since 1992, over 250,000 delegates in the UK and worldwide, have attended their training programmes. They work with a broad range of public and commercial organisations, helping them to ensure that those who have an investigative role adhere to best practice standards. Bond Solon wish learners to have the skills and knowledge required to collect, write and (if necessary) present effective evidence in legal proceedings.

Astutis and Bond Solon are part of Wilmington plc.
These training programmes are specifically designed for any investigator who has the knowledge of their investigative sector, but is looking to improve and learn the practical skills that will enable them to conduct investigations to a higher standard.

These courses have been successfully delivered to a wide variety of public and private
organisations across the UK.

The courses are suitable for:
• Any personnel with a regulatory, fact finding, investigative, enforcement and/or
prosecution role within their organisation
• New investigators
• Experienced investigators
Numerous organisations employ investigators to carry out a range of civil, criminal and/or regulatory investigations. Investigations can be both costly and time consuming and it is essential that they are carried out to the required standard.
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