Foundation Intelligence Skills - 4 days

Pre-course material


  • Required reading about investigation plans, risk assessment, data sources, evidence and the intelligence cycle
  • A series of structured learning tasks where delegates use real life investigations to relate their understanding of the pre-course work
  • Delegates are required to identify a range of investigation examples to support the classroom learning


Course Content


  • Introduction to case studies – these are developed in conjunction with the customer before the programme
  • The investigation plan and setting objectives
  • The intelligence cycle and the National Intelligence Model
  • Reviewing the available information
  • Evidence sources and intelligence acquisition
  • Introduction to intelligence analysis
  • Issues around personal assumptions – linked to diversity
  • Human Rights, Data Protection, Freedom of Information Act and confidentiality
  • Sensitive areas for investigation
  • Impact of RIPA on investigations – link to surveillance
  • Organisation specific procedures and guidance
  • Risk assessment.




  • Two multiple choice objective choice tests
  • Assessed post course assignment related to real life investigations.
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