Maximising Information and Intelligence

This category encompasses learning relating to gathering and handling of information and intelligence, as well as management, security, sharing and release of information.
It also covers ICT learning including national and international police databases, as well as specific sources of information such as CCTV.

The learning standards, together with associated learning materials including e-learning, are accessible to registered users of the College Managed Learning Environment (MLE).

National learning standards are aligned to Authorised Professional Practice (APP) and National Occupational Standards (NOS) contained within the Policing Professional Framework. 

The Professional Training and Services Brochure provides information on College delivered training courses relating to this category.

Intelligence Professionalisation Programme (IPP)

The Intelligence Professionalisation Programme is a multi-agency framework designed to provide standards for the certification of Intelligence Professionals. The framework consists of nine core functions with agreed standards of competency and assessment, national learning standards and an intelligence learning programme.
The Intelligence Learning Programme is a suite of modules designed to provide up-to date and accredited, in-force development to Intelligence Officers, Researchers, Analysts and Intelligence Managers looking to advance their personal skillset and professional development.

This recently developed programme has been designed to be taken in succession from foundation level through to managerial level in intelligence. Although it is recommended that learners attend each module in succession, it is possible to attend individual modules as part of a personal development process.
The programme is designed to be delivered locally by Home Office Forces and other IPP organisations, under College of Policing licencing arrangements.
Prior to each module learners are required to undertake pre-learning activity to gain an insight into key policy, legislation and processes that will be brought into activities in each module. Using group scenarios each module seamlessly builds on the last. Training will take an interactive and pragmatic approach to providing learners with the knowledge, informed discussions and hands-on experience of case work required as they make each step-change in their intelligence career.
To encourage a commitment to on-going and reflective development, learners are asked to reflect on their development using a learning journal. Following each module, learners will also be provided with reference material designed to be utilised in their role and supportive of intelligence APP.

Key benefits of the College of Policing Intelligence Professionalisation Programme

  • Professionalisation- a critical part of Continuing Professional Development in Intelligence
  • Opportunity- providing a more straightforward pathway into partner agencies and future opportunities.
  • A clear structure in to partner exchange programmes.
  • Professionally Recognised- developed in partnership with the National Analysts Working Group and
    recognised across a multi-agency intelligence community. There is currently progress towards the
    development of recognised qualifications against this programme.
  • Developed by Experts- the programme is the only one of its kind in the UK and has been developed in
    consultation with a broad range of stakeholders of the intelligence community and experienced subject
    matter experts.
  • Current- trainers convey the most up-to-date thought leadership and research across the intelligence
  • Hands on- an engaging and practical approach to delivery where individuals will learn from their peers and by experimentation through a series of hands on, scenario-based exercises
  • Condensed- due to the compact and pragmatic nature of the programme and the supplementary 
    pre-learning and post-programme toolkit, abstraction is minimised and on-going, in-role development enhanced

E-learning available on the MLE
As a pre-requisite to all Intelligence Learning there are a number of modules, available on the College of
Policing MLE that MUST be completed. These include:

  • MoPI Module 1: Background to MoPI
  • MoPI Module 2 and 3: Collection and Recording
  • MoPI Module 4:5x5x5 Intelligence Reports
  • MoPI Intelligence Reports
  • MoPI Module 6-7: Sharing Police Information
  • Open Source Intelligence Research – a basic introduction to use open source material
  • An Introduction to Government Security Classifications

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