Training Courses

We develop and deliver quality accredited strategic, intelligence, analytical and IBM i2 Analyst Notebook training courses.

Below is a selection of training courses we offer, they cover a range of areas from intelligence analysis to data and IBM i2 Analyst Notebook analysis. If you have any questions, or want us to tailor a bespoke training course to a particular query, or need you have please don’t hesitate to contact us we are more than willing to help you.

We have a fully inclusive training policy that will endeavour us in all instances to meet the training needs of all our students.

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Intelligence Analytical Techniques (I.A.T)

  • CPD Accredited
  • Peer Accredited: International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Course Costs: On Application.
  • Student No’s:
    • Onsite: Minimum 8 / Maximum 12
    • Online: Minimum is 6 / max. 8

Course Summary

The training provides the learner with the necessary methodologies and techniques relating to intelligence and analysis tradecraft to enable efficient and effective production of assessment that informs decision making.

Aims and objectives of the course provide the student with the skills and learning to undertake analysis and assessment of the differing forms of data, information and intelligence. Provides instruction and application of Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Structured Analytical Techniques within their role and responsibilities to enhance their capabilities of analysis.

Applying research and analytical methodologies relating to data, information and intelligence to support the production of intelligence products and analytical assessment.

How to undertake and manage Commissioning and setting Terms of References to requested tasks ensuring a structured approach to organising and preparing to undertake and produce assessment.

To challenge previous knowns and bias in production of assessments through the analytical techniques taught.

How to undertake and apply Charting techniques to provide visual understanding of data, information and intelligence, using internationally recognised charting standards.

Apply effective dissemination and briefing tools; written, visual and verbal techniques in demonstrating their learning to enhance organisational intelligence and analytical capability. Utilise and apply use of academic and alternative research material provided throughout the delivery and able to research and identify new or updated references to support informed assessment.

Please note that this course also has a Pass / Fail element. Students are required to complete three elements to attain the pass mark for accreditation.

Intelligence Researcher

  • CPD Accredited
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Course Costs: On Application.
  • Student No’s:
    • Onsite: Minimum 8 / 12 maximum.
    • Online: Minimum 6 / 8 maximum.

Course Summary

The training course provides the student with the necessary skills, methodology and tradecraft to undertake effective research in support of the production of intelligence products. They will through the training be able to undertake quantitative and qualitative research in support of the strategic, tactical and operational environments.

Be able to undertake and complete research summaries and provide clear and concise findings, through applying research methodologies including open and closed sources. Capable of structuring the data, information and intelligence in a usable format.

Apply key learning that would support all roles within the intelligence function, including introductions to Open Source, Analytical Charting techniques Communications and Digital Evidence.

Hold the skills and knowledge to effectively apply organisational standards of intelligence management to ensure that the collected information and data is assessed into actionable intelligence against identified priorities and intelligence requirements.

Undertake research to inform action, to prove a theory, and contribute to developing knowledge and analytical assessment. Understanding the role of the researcher, key function in the production of assessment that informs effective decision making and resource allocation.

Strategic Analyst Course

  • CPD Accredited
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Course Costs: On Application
  • Student No’s:
    • Onsite: Minimum 8 / 12 maximum.
    • Online: Minimum 6 / 8 maximum.

Course Summary

The aims and objectives of the course is to provide the necessary skills, methodologies and tradecraft to identify threat, risk and vulnerability at a strategic level.

The course will provide practical and theoretical understanding of the role of the analyst within a strategic environment and the importance of understanding medium to long term threat.

The course will develop thinking processes and critical thinking skills to consider alternative methodologies and techniques to problem solving.

Through the learning understand the role of the analyst and the application of strategic assessment that assists in informing effective decision making.

Capable of organising and preparing their analysis to undertake and produce strategic assessment.

To challenge previous knowns and bias in production of assessments through the analytical techniques taught and the structured data acquired.

To apply effective dissemination and briefing tools; written, visual and verbal techniques in demonstrating their learning to enhance organisational intelligence and analytical capability.

How to create and apply Control Strategies, Performance Frameworks against strategic priorities, and organisational Business Plans.

Communications Data Investigator & Analysis (Foundation) - Immersive Exercise

  • CPD Accredited
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Course Costs: On Application
  • Student No’s:
    • Onsite: Minimum 8 / Maximum 12
    • Online: Minimum 6 / Maximum 8

Course Summary

This course is aimed at investigators, intelligence officers and analysts who are new to their roles and that of communications data collection and interpretation.

The Communications Data Investigations and Analysis course delivers training aimed at understanding the nature of all forms of electronic and communications data in developing student trade craft to enable efficient and effective production of assessment that informs decision making.

The aims and objectives of the course is to provide the student with the necessary skills and learning to undertake analysis and assessment of the differing forms of electronic and communications data:

  • How to lawfully apply for the acquisition of communications data and apply related laws / legislation.
  • Effective methods to collate collected dataHow to apply cleansing tools and structuring of data
  • Applying investigative / analytical methodologies and techniques for interpretation of data
  • Considering different forms of presenting complex / big data
  • Methods and techniques of attribution of data and devices.
  • How the evolution of communications has changed the methods of criminality
  • How to approach presenting data in an evidential arena.

The course learning is supported with the Immersive Learning Platform applying the learning through a scenario that is set against your organisational requirements. The ILP provides the student to manage and collate their decision making, it also provides managers with the capability of assessing the learning.

Managing an Effective Intelligence Environment (Facilitated)

  • CPD Accredited
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Course Costs: On Application
  • Student No’s:
    • Onsite: Minimum 8 / Maximum 12
    • Online: Minimum 6/ Maximum 9

Course Summary

The aims and objectives of the course is to provide the student with the necessary skills and learning to understand what an effective intelligence environment is and maintaining the environment.

The course will provide practical and theoretical understanding of the role of managers within an intelligence environment and how to utilise the resource, skills, and capabilities.

The course will develop the students current practices and if new to the role an understanding and practical application of core skills and best practice.

Through the learning they will be taught the importance of effective intelligence products that assists in informing effective decision making.

To enhance organisational awareness relating to ownership and responsibility for intelligence environments.

To assess current practices of tasking, managing, understanding primacy and process within your organisation and identify opportunities to improve or enhance.

To review the processes and production of intelligence products and identify if they inform effective decision making.

Establish if your applying National Intelligence Model practices and are a ‘Intelligence Led’ organisation in a proactive response to criminality and intelligence development.

Managing an Intelligence and Investigation Environment - Operational Immersive Exercise

  • CPD Accredited
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Course Costs: On Application
  • Student No’s:
    • Onsite: Minimum 8 / Maximum 12
    • Online: Minimum 6/ Maximum 9

Course Summary

The course learning is supported with the Immersive Learning Platform applying the learning through a scenario that is set against your organisational requirements. The ILP provides the student to manage and collate their decision making, it also provides managers with the capability of assessing the learning.

The course includes:

  • management of intelligence
  • intelligence and investigations within
  • Branch Intell Units/FIB’s/ROCU/SIU/MIT etc…
    role of SIOs within intelligence and investigations
  • writing and setting intelligence and investigation strategies
  • setting policy and maintaining policy books
  • disclosure rules IP Act / RIPA
  • applications for authorities and management
  • risk management/holding of risk processes
  • safeguarding responsibilities
  • lawful acquisition of data
  • setting intelligence requirements
  • sensitive material / forms of words

The course delivery is supported by Subject Matter Experts from intelligence, investigations and command back-grounds to assist and provide knowledge and guidance.

Structured Analytical Techniques

  • CPD Accredited
  • Duration: provided as either CPD days or agreed days of delivery against set requirements
  • Cost: delivered as either 5 days or individual CPD Days
  • Student No’s:
    • Onsite: Minimum 8 / Maximum 12
    • Online: Minimum 6 / Maximum 8

Course overview

The course is designed to develop intelligence professionals capability, methodologies and tradecraft in the application of structured analytical techniques.

The training will challenge mindsets, open debate and seek alternative critical thinking processes focussing on system 1 and system 2 thinking processes and their applications within tactical and strategic environments.

The course applies some of the methodologies developed and applied by Heuer, Pherson and Ratcliffe, such as SWOT and Advanced SWOT, Red and Blue Teaming Alternative Competing Hypothesis etc… and applying assessment to inform effective decision-making.

Course design is based on the needs of the organisation through consultation. Delivery can be through agreed CPD days or alternatively agreed days of delivery. Scenarios and exercises will be relevant to the organisation.

Analytical Charting & Associated Software

  • CPD Accredited
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Course Costs: On Application
  • Student No’s:
    • Onsite: Minimum 8 / Maximum 12
    • Online: Minimum 6/ Maximum 8

Course overview

The course is a two-stage modular approach, to provide students with the capability to apply methodologies and skills in analytical charting techniques both manually and electronically through internationally recognised charting standards and software.

The training delivery and inputs have been designed to support individuals or organisations that work with big data, information and intelligence and require the capability and skills to structure and pictorially display the acquired data in a presentable format to assist in briefings and outlining the threats, risks and vulnerabilities within the identified priority.

Individuals that are new to charting techniques of data or the i2 Analyst
Notebook software or have had recent software upgrades will benefit from the training delivery.

The course includes:

  • How to apply Anacapa charting methodology and techniques
  • Effective methods to chart big data
  • How to apply international standards and charting conventions
  • Process of structuring complex data and charting
  • How to use i2 Analyst Notebook – application, data importing, analysing, mapping
  • How to present and use analytical charts within the courtroom
  • Practicable application of Link (Network) Analysis, Flow (Directional) Analysis and Event (Case) Analysis.
  • Interpret the data and how to apply source and evaluation to the information Apply ‘Charting Standards and Conventions’ including chart design, attribution, entities and direction.
  • Apply the i2 Analyst Notebook software, the functionality within the software to construct charts, manually and automatically.
  • How to utilise the analytical and assessment tools
  • Understanding of the data that has been structured and analysed.

IBM i2 Analyst Notebook V9.0

(note this training can also include the Analytical Charting Techniques course if required)

Aim

To provide the student with the core skills and techniques in applying the recognised standards in analytical charting processes. The teaching will enable the students to structure data sets and visualise their findings in structured charting methodologies; Link / Directional & Event. Through an immersive learning programme the students will move from conventional charting methods to fully utilising the internationally recognised analytical charting software IBM I2 Analyst Notebook. The students will be evaluated through specific exercises and scenarios that develop and test their learning.

Learning Objectives

  • Production of standardised intelligence products supported by analytical charts
  • Enhanced capability of dealing with large data sets/ digital data
  • Visualisation of complex intelligence leading to informed decision making
  • Increased operational effectiveness due to quick highlighting of intelligence gaps.
  • Prioritisation of resources to identified threats
  • Efficient and standardised briefing and decision making models
  • Inter-operability between International law enforcement agencies.

Duration

5 days

Target Audience

This course is aimed at new or existing analysts, investigators or intelligence officer.

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