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 licensing 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.
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
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:
Following the course pilot, the learning resources have temporarily been removed from the College of Policing MLE to allow for amendments. The learning standards and Authorised Professional Practice continue to be available. These resources will be uploaded again shortly – please contact
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The IPP Introduction module is designed to provide core skills, techniques and knowledge required for all intelligence core functions. Modelling the approach of future programmes, training will be practical and based on case scenarios. The content includes areas such as:
For those about to embark on a career in intelligence who want to develop a foundation of practical skills and knowledge of the intelligence landscape to build in to their role.
This is a five day module designed to provide core skills and techniques required for research functions. Training will be practical and based on case scenarios. The training will cover the following areas:
This module is designed primarily for individuals requiring an introduction to vital research processes and an experiential introduction to effective reporting. The module may also be relevant as CPD for individuals wishing to develop skills in this area. This module is also a pre-requisite for those wishing to complete the Introduction to Analysis module.
This is a five day module designed to provide core skills and techniques required for analytical functions. Training will be practical and based on case scenarios. The training will cover the following areas:
For Analysts looking to attain the IPP core competency standards in analysis. Also for researchers looking to enhance their analytical and communication competencies. It may also be relevant as CPD for individuals wishing to develop skills in this area.
Following the course pilot the learning resources are being updated and will be available on the MLE shortly.
The learning resources are designed to provide core skills and techniques required for intelligence management functions. The module will provide intelligence and analytical managers with a grounding in the responsibilities of their functions, along with linkages with specialist support functions[FM1] .
For intelligence managers, supervisors, senior analysts and anybody else with a management function within intelligence.
This module is currently only delivered by the College and is subject to review
This module is aimed at senior leaders with a view to informing their role in ensuring their organisation has embedded intelligence-led policing as business model, and is basing strategic, tactical and operational decision on effective use of knowledge.