Professional Development Award in Intelligence Analysis (Unit 2)


Next Course Date: 2nd of Oct 2018
Duration: 7 weeks (min 100 hours of study required).
Qualification/Level: Degree level qualification accredited by SQA
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 2

Unit 2 of the PDA qualification in Advanced Intelligence Analysis (AIA) considers the evaluation of complex information and intelligence and the preparation and presentation of analytical products at strategic level. It also covers the manipulation of data and the presentation of evidential statements.

Topics Covered

  • Courtroom Skills for Intelligence & Analysis personnel.
  • Terms of Reference, SWOT Analysis, PESTELOE, Risk Analysis Models.
  • Strategic Thinking and Concepts, Social & Demographic Analysis, Results Analysis.
  • Advanced Data Manipulation

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.

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