Institute of Professional Investigators
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ProQual Level 3 Diploma in Intelligence Analysis Overview

This qualification has a relevance beyond what might normally be considered and should not be dismissed by potential candidates seeking a change of direction or entry into something new.

Interest for this qualification has been forthcoming from the UK Water Industry, the Gas and Oil sector and the Insurance sector.

Interest driven by a need within these sectors to collect and analyse data much more effectively and be able to use people with the key competencies assessed when achieving this qualification.

Competencies in areas such as:

  • data modelling,
  • forecasting,
  • planning
  • risk management.

These skills being seen as essential for future planning and maximising efficiency.

IPI believes this qualification will be attractive in the following sectors during 2018: 

  • Fraud and Insurance Investigation;
  • Local Government;
  • The Gambling Sector;
  • Financial Analysis;
  • Data Compliance;
  • Risk Management;
  • Marketing.

Learning Outcomes To achieve the qualification the following mandatory units will be covered;

  • Fraud and Insurance Investigation 
  • Apply terms of reference for an intelligence analysis product
  • Evaluate information gathered for intelligence analysis
  • Apply analytical techniques to interpret information for intelligence analysis
  • Make judgements based on assessments developed through intelligence analysis
  • Create an intelligence analysis product to support decision making
  • Disseminate the intelligence analysis product
  • Review the type of information used in intelligence analysis

ProQual Level 4 Diploma in Intelligence Operations Management

This qualification is the highest level vocational qualification available to those working within intelligence and data analysis roles in the UK. It is specifically designed for individuals who are looking to achieve a nationally recognised qualification to prove their competence in high level data and intelligence analysis.

Any individual wishing to develop their skills and then demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Collection of data from various sources
  • Analysing data using one or more recognised techniques
  • Identifying patterns and trends within data
  • Forming assessments based on analysis
  • Creating and disseminating products or reports based on the results of data analysis, including detailed written intelligence reports, intelligence based presentations, statistical analysis products and link analysis charts
  • Making recommendations as a result of intelligence analysis to support organisational decision making and the achievement of strategic objective
  • Learning Outcomes:

Candidates will gain advanced competencies in intelligence analysis to support decision making, including:

  • In-depth understanding of the intelligence cycle
  • Comprehensive understanding of collection methods, collection planning and intelligence capabilities
  • Understanding of audit trails relating to intelligence analysis
  • An understanding of the security and intelligence handling requirements relating to national legislation
  • Detailed analytical techniques training (theory and practical) – to include link analysis, analysis of competing hypothesis, cone of plausibility, backcasting and SWOT analysis
  • The ability to create and disseminate products or reports based on the results of data analysis and to specific customer requirements
  • Training will also focus on developing the ability to effectively disseminate intelligence
  • Training in the formation of assessments and recommendations to support organisational goals
  • Additional analytical techniques training as required by the candidate’s role

You will work with an assessor to complete a portfolio of evidence that confirms you have met the requirements of the qualification. There are no entry requirements or specific skills needed to undertake this qualification.

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