Local authorities: the advantages of analytical and intelligence training

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Local authorities: the advantages of analytical and intelligence training

In the wake of the spring statement, there has been much comment in the media about the pressure placed on local authority budgets. Critical to making the best use of available budgets is the effective analysis of intelligence. Providing analytical and intelligence training is one way in which local authorities can help their personnel to make more informed evidence-based decisions, improving their strategic decision-making and managing their budgets better.

The Level 4 Diploma in Intelligence Operations

The Level 4 Diploma in Intelligence Operations is the highest level of vocational training available in the sector, based as it is on the National Occupational Standards for intelligence analysis. Individuals completing this training will have nationally accredited qualifications that are on a par with intelligence and analytical personnel working in the highest echelons of military intelligence operations. Until recently, there has been little in the way of training for employees in intelligence and analytical roles, but this highly-regarded qualification is now available to anyone working in an analysis role, so you can be assured your employees will receive training of the highest standards that meets the National Occupational Standards.

A training provider with a proven track record

Our team has extensive experience delivering analytical and intelligence training for public sector organisations, including local authorities, and companies that are part of our essential infrastructure, so you can be assured your team will benefit from training that meets the most rigorous vetting and delivery standards.

“I enjoyed the course immensely! The structure of the course was a mix of learning and group work, and although we didn’t stop working all day, everyone on the course felt they had been able to practice the new techniques. The group practical work was an investigation that developed through the course and very similar to our real work. I have been able to use what I learned to put together a strategic assessment for my department to help inform the operations managers on a workplan for the year ahead. I have also used the comparative case analysis technique in a surprising way – to decide on which projects the team should undertake. This will stand up to scrutiny from higher management and will demonstrate the reasoning behind our actions. The knowledge I gained from the diploma course has already proved invaluable and I will continue to use what I learned as part of my role as Local Intelligence Liaison Officer. This course was a fantastic opportunity to gain a Nationally recognised qualification and to learn some practical skills which actually help me in my day to day work.”

Alison Farrar – Investigator, National Trading Standards Team, Trading Standards Wales.

The Apprenticeship levy and intelligence training

Concerned about funding? For most local authorities, this intelligence training could be delivered with no further impact upon already slashed training budgets where their Apprenticeship levy can be utilised to cover the cost of the training.

The Apprenticeship levy has been much misunderstood, yet it represents a great opportunity for local authorities and other levy-paying organisations to fund their training requirements, whether they want to upskill their existing staff, train new recruits or bridge the skills gap.

The good news is that the Level 4 Diploma in Intelligence Operations can now be delivered as part of an Apprenticeship framework, meaning Levy-paying organisations can meet their training requirements in a very cost-effective way.

Please contact us to discuss the analytical and intelligence training you require and how to make the best use of your Apprenticeship levy or visit www.intelligenciatraining.com/intelligence-analysis