Intelligence analyst (level 4)
Working alongside intelligence collection officers and other operational support roles to identify patterns and trends of the information and data they are handling.
- Qualification level
Equivalent to higher national certificate (HNC).
- Typical duration
- 18 months
- Apprenticeship category
- Protective services
- Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
- Also known as
- crime analyst
- financial crime analyst
- fraud and audit analyst
- fraud investigator
- intelligence analyst
- intelligence officer
- intelligence researcher
- operational performance analyst
- operational support analyst
- risk analyst
- security analyst
- security manager
- threat analyst
Skills an apprentice will learn
- Engage with clients appropriately to ensure effective understanding of intelligence tasks and actively monitor ongoing intelligence requirements, engaging with all levels in an organisation, the customer and other interested parties in order to respond to demands.
- Recommend what information should be collected based upon identified intelligence gaps, and/or issue requests for information to external organisations to collect or process information.
- Identify, review, and interpret significant information, applying organisationally appropriate analytical techniques such as the use of diagnostics (links, patterns, and trends), scenario generation and validating assessments to identify key findings and opportunities for further analysis.
- Think critically, through objective analysis and evaluation of an issue, to form a judgement which is unbiased, undistorted and can withstand challenge.
- Produce written reports to a high standard as well as confident verbal briefings and presentation of findings, using an appropriate range of methods dependent on factors like audience, available time and the organisation’s culture.
- Obtain client views on outcomes so as to feed back into the Intelligence Cycle and enrich the process of collection, processing, dissemination.
- Use existing and emerging IT (including digital) applications in the analysis, development and dissemination of intelligence products in line with organisational requirements.
- Operate in accordance with applicable security and legislative responsibilities such as applying appropriate audit trails, handling instructions, and protective markings, including the Official Secrets’ Act.
- Organise appropriate disposal when working with sensitive materials.
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