Professional Development Award in Intelligence Analysis (Unit 1)


Next Course Date: 27th of Mar 2018
Duration: 8 weeks online (approx 160 hours of study).
Qualification/Level: Degree level qualification accredited by SQA
Location/Campus: COURSE FULL
Cost: £1495.00
Cost Info: Early Booking and Corporate discounts available.
Lecturer: Tony Dixon & Martha MacRae

This SQA qualification is relevant for those who have recently taken up post in an intelligence analysis environment or have a realistic expectations of gaining such employment in the near future.

Unit 1

Unit 1 in Intelligence Analysis (IA) covers the analysis of information and intelligence and focuses on the preparation and presentation of analytical products at a tactical level in an organisation.

Topics Covered

• Introduction to Intelligence Analysis, Evaluation of Intelligence, The Intelligence Cycle.
• Association Network Charting, Commodity Flow Charting and other Charting Techniques.
• Inference Development Techniques and Recommendations.
• Problem Solving & Problem Solving Models.
• The Preventative Process, Sources of Information, Tactics.

PDA Graduates and Success Stories

#1: Move from SPS to Correctional Services in Australia with Salary x2.5.

#2: Two promotions internally at Multi National Organisation.

#3: Promotion to Head of Intelligence at Multi National Organisation.

#4: Successfully applied for analyst position at DEA.

#5: Successfully applied for intelligence post at Greater Manchester Police. Previously RAF staff.

#6: Promotion to HQ Dept. within Prison Service.

#7: Promotion to HQ Dept. within Prison Service.

#8: Successfully applied for increased salary position in Finance Sector and moved from Prison Service.

#9: Promotion within a multi-national FTSE 100 Communications Company.

#10: Successfully applied for position in Serious Fraud Office having no previous intelligence experience.

#11: Successfully applied for new position within Consumer & Competition Commission, Dublin. #12: Successfully applied for posting in International Security. Former Navy staff.

#13: Promoted to post in HQ at Prison Service.

#14: Found a civilian position. Previously Army staff.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What Our Students Say

I have learned much more than I could ever have imagined and can confirm the excellence in training and the delivery by A1 Intelligence Training.

The PDA qualification is taught by highly experienced staff with vast knowledge of their subject matter.

This course is essential for anyone looking to transfer their military intelligence skills to the civilian world

Excellent course delivered at a very high standard - challenging and accommodating - worthwhile certification for those who want to develop or gain access in the Private Security Sectors.

The PDA has been invaluable to me in my career so far, both in experience, skills gained and for my CV.