Diploma in Behaviour Analysis and Investigative Interviewing

Blended Learning - 12 month programme

The Diploma in Behaviour Analysis and Investigative Interviewing is an immersive program designed to teach scientifically proven techniques and expertise to accurately and reliably assess the truthfulness and credibility of others.

It draws on the core disciplines of Psychology, Sociology, Linguistics, Behaviour Analysis, and Criminology delivering practical knowledge and skills for immediate application within the professional and academic world. The program was developed with busy professionals in mind by using a combination of live workshops and online learning which help minimise costs and save time.

The aim of the course is to provide a structured program of development for busy professionals and students, that develops the vision, insight and the skills required to become an expert in the field of Behaviour Analysis and Investigative Interviewing.

You will learn how to:
  • Read and understand others through verbal and non-verbal communication using the proven Six Channel Analysis – Real-time (SCAnR™) system. Including – Facial Expressions, Body Language, Linguistic Style (Semantics), Voice (Prosody) and Psychophysiology.
  • Make critical judgments and decisions on an individual’s credibility based on scientifically validated criteria.
  • Communicate effectively through emotional and cognitive engagement.
Course structure:

DBAII Structure

Further Information

The Syllabus

*see ‘Programme Schedule’ for live workshop dates*

Behaviour Analysis Live Workshop + Induction (3 Days) and Online

The first module of the Diploma consists of an online knowledge course and a two-day practical workshop. Here you will develop your skills and ability to read and understand others through analysing verbal and non-verbal behaviours.

You will learn the SCAnR™ system and how to apply its 27 scientifically validated behavioural criteria to assess truth and lies.

Throughout the two-day workshop, you will practice and hone your ability to read and understand others within a safe environment and supported by the guidance of our expert training team.

You will be analysing video and audio of real-life scenarios and criminal cases, practising with one-to-one activities and simulation, and taking part in high-stake group exercises. Exercises are tailored towards your intended application and are designed to stretch your new skills and increase your abilities in real-world interactions.

Supporting Online Module:

Upon the conclusion of the two-day workshop, you will receive access to the online module – Getting to the Truth. The online course works as a fantastic reference tool to continue your development following the live workshop and delve deeper into the research and knowledge that underpins your new skills.

Face and Emotion – Online

FACS is the world’s most comprehensive and adopted tool for measuring and labelling facial movement and categorising emotional displays on the face. In the Face and Emotion Module, you will practice and learn the techniques of the Facial Action Coding System (FACS) and explore the research on universal facial expressions and emotions. The Module is designed to not only prepare you for the FACS final certification (assessed externally through www.paulekman.com) but also to provide further insight into how FACS can be used for research, and for enhancing your accuracy in real-time analysis of the facial expressions of other people.

Investigative Interviewing – Online

This Module takes ‘interviewing’ to mean “a conversation with a purpose” and, therefore, the information that it contains can be applied to any context in which we are interacting with others. Also, the investigative element of the module explores a variety of approaches that can aid in achieving a greater depth of understanding when interacting and interviewing others. You will be introduced to different interview protocols and frameworks, including powerful, yet non-oppressive EIA elicitation and interview models.. The aim is to give you a range of techniques and frameworks that you can apply, as deemed relevant, within your own work and non-work contexts.

Psychophysiology – Online

In this Module, you will look at the relationship between psychology and physiology. You will learn how social, cognitive and emotional behaviour is mirrored in physiological processes, and how this can support the assessment and understanding of the behaviour you can see and hear. You will take a look at the latest technology being utilised in the field of emotion and deception and consider their benefits and weaknesses.

Emotional Intelligence – Online

Emotional intelligence is about the ability to recognise and understand emotions in yourself and others. It is also about the ability to use and manage emotions constructively to deal with our own wellbeing and the purpose of our interactions with others. This Module helps you to explore, critique and draw from the latest developments in emotional competency as a basis to develop your skills and abilities in this area.

Attentiveness and Mindfulness – Online

This Module will focus on attentiveness and how applying it can help you create the conditions to analyse behaviour accurately so you can objectively manage an interview or conversation. You will learn and practice the benefits of mindfulness, and how remaining present, and becoming aware of your biases and emotions state will increase the success of your interactions and support your emotional intelligence.

Forensic Linguistics – Online

This Module explores the various applied theories and approaches used to analyse language, language use, and the acoustic qualities of the voice in relation to emotion, influence, credibility, and deception. Throughout this Module you will start to analyse conversations and interactions in order to identify clues to emotional states, any influencing strategies at work and also potential indicators of deception; this will be looked at using various analysis types and also through the use of technology/software. The Module also looks closely at the interactional strategies people use to avoid having to deceive or be seen as deceptive.

Masterclass – Live Workshop (2 Days)

The final Module in the Diploma is the two-day live Masterclass. Here you will bring together all the knowledge and skills you have acquired over the course of the Diploma and put them into practice. The intensive workshop is designed to put you in high-stakes real-life scenarios and provide you with a safe and positive environment to hone your skills and learn from the rest of the group and your expert tutors.


The Diploma in Behaviour Analysis and Investigative Interviewing (Diploma in BAII) counts as 90 credits towards a 180 credit Master Degree (MSc).

For those wishing to continue their studies after the Diploma and complete a unique MSc, the Diploma in BAII provides direct access onto the Masters Degree ‘Communication, Behaviour, and Credibility Analysis’ in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University. Here you will able to undertake your own original research project within the field of Deception, Emotion, Communication, and Behaviour and earn a Master of Science

  • More information on the MSc can be found here.

Booking Terms

There are three payment methods available to secure your place on this course.

  • Payment in Full – £6260

If you pay in full you will automatically save 10%. The RRP for this course is £6886

  • Payment via Deposit & Instalments – £6886

For those who would prefer to pay via instalments, you can select the ‘Deposit and instalments’ option. This will ask for an initial deposit of £1250, and the remaining course fees (£5636) will be split into equal monthly payments.

We will contact you after your booking fee is received to arrange your payment plan.

Please note: If you would like to spread the cost of the course over a longer period, please be sure to book your place well in advance. For any last minute bookings looking to pay via instalments, please contact us to discuss your options. 

  • 0% Finance (UK residents only)

We have partnered with Divido Finance to offer 0% Finance on all courses spread over 12 months and may be a good option if you would like to spread the cost of the course for a longer period to bring down the monthly fees. This option is currently only available to UK customers. 

0% Finance Example: Spread over 12 months, this course would cost £516.45 a month, with a £688.60 deposit requested upon checkout when selecting Divido as your payment option.

Find out more information on Divido Financing here.  

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Travel & Accomodation

Please find a copy of the September Joining Instructions here. These contain venue details, local weather forecast, and some accommodation options nearby.

Please see ‘Programme Schedule’ for further information on key dates and timelines for the Diploma in Behaviour Analysis and Investigative Interviewing. 

Travel and accommodation for the live workshops are to be arranged and funded directly by you once your booking is confirmed.

We would be happy to provide further recommendations based on your budget and requirements if needed – please contact us here

Programme Schedule - September 2019 Intake

September 2019 Diploma Intake – Key dates for your calendar.

The Diploma in Behaviour Analysis and investigative Interviewing includes two live workshops held in Manchester, UK.

These live workshops will signal the beginning (September 2019) of the program, and the completion (September 2020). Below are the important dates where your attendance will be required and the appropriate travel and accommodation arrangements made.

  • START: 22-24th September 2019 – *Attendance Required*The September intake of the Diploma will commence with the two-day Behaviour Analysis workshop on the 22-23rd September, followed immediately by the Diploma induction on the 24th of September.
  • FINISH: 23-24th September 2020 – *Attendance Required*The final stage of Diploma will involve two days in Manchester, UK for the live Masterclass workshop. This will take place on the 23-24th September 2020
  • Online and Distance Learning Modules

The online and distance learning modules will be released immediately following the first live workshop on 22-24th September 2019.

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