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Minerva is a unique covert investigator course that is specifically designed for women. This five-day course is an opportunity to be part of a bespoke experience that will transform your life. Twenty selected women will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to learn specifically tailored life changing skills which are almost impossible to find elsewhere. 

This course will enable you to move to the private sector and start a new career as an:

  • Investigative Journalist

  • Corporate Investigator

  • Investigator 

  • Online investigator 

  • Female Covert Operative

If you are interested in participating in this course or would like further details do contact the Minerva team via the main contact page


Women have been recognised as being especially effective within the covert investigation sector despite the majority of work being conducted by male operatives. The historic focus on male operatives results in an over emphasis on certain traits to complete the designated task ultimately overlooking more effective opportunities to gather intelligence.

By offering this special one-off specific training geared towards women, Minerva will transform this male dominated industry and break the glass ceiling to create more female role models in the sector.


Minerva recognizes that there are specific traits that women possess that can be developed further to optimize the covert investigative mindset. 

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‘If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change’ - Wayne Dyer

Minerva is the female specific covert investigator course run by the Praetorian Group.

 Minerva aims to highlight and empower the role that female operatives have in the private sector by priming its students for real life situations. You will be taught skills using behavioral science and how to leverage them for corporate purposes. This training will use the most advanced state of the art training methodology focusing on covert investigations in the private sector preparing you against various threats. Throughout the course you will learn how to get information through non-traditional means.


This course will combine insights from: 

  • Behavioral science

  • Psychology

  • History

  • Law enforcement

  • Intelligence 

  • Anthropology

  • Technology

  • Computer Science

  • Evolutionary biology


The purpose of the course is for you to discover yourself through adversity and challenges, while being trained at the highest level by former senior management CIA operators. During the course you will be tested on resilience and learn how to push your own limits setting you up for numerous tasks in the future. Our approach to teaching encapsulates and consolidates the various approaches that covert investigators use to elicit information. We utilise and leverage insights from intelligence operatives, undercover law enforcement officers, investigative journalists, and private investigators. Each industry has a unique perspective on covert investigations and our aim is to implement and teach best practice methodology.

Please be aware that the applications will be subject to a vetting procedure to ensure that all applicants have honest intentions and no relations to hostile entities.

Minerva will prepare all students to become successful Female Covert Operatives (FCO) for operations that are specific to the corporate intelligence world. Completing this course will give each student a flagship qualification which is required to be a covert operative for Cato and Veil, which is the intelligence wing of the Praetorian group. The Praetorian group consists of an international law firm, a corporate intelligence agency and a global security company. It is an elite organisation which solves complex international crises.

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As the most important Roman goddess, Minervais highly revered, honored, and respected. She represents strategic warfare, justice, law, victory, and the sponsor of arts, trade, and strategy. Minerva is not a patron of violence such as Mars, but of defensive war only.

She is often depicted with her sacred creature, an owl usually named as the "owl of Minerva", which symbolised her association with wisdom and knowledge as well as, less frequently, the snake and the olive tree. Minerva is commonly depicted as tall with an athletic and muscular build, as well as wearing armour and carrying a spear. 

Often seen as a Roman version of Athena from Greek mythology.

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