Online Training  Coming January!

Intelligence Analyst Professionalisation

About the course

The Intelligence Analyst Professionalisation Pathway is ideally suited to anyone looking to work as an Intelligence Analyst within the UK, providing the necessary knowledge to excel in this role. This pathway consists of two of the courses available from Intelligence with Steve:

  • Introduction to Intelligence

  • Intelligence Analysis Masterclass


Starting with Introduction to Intelligence you will master crime theory, the Intelligence submission process and crime prevention techniques​, ensuring that you have a full understanding of the theory of Criminal and Security Intelligence.

Intelligence Analysis will ensure that you have a developed understanding of how analytical techniques can be used within the law enforcement and security environments to reduce rates of incidents. 

Intelligence is data and information that has value added to it through analysis. Intelligence-led policing, a business-based model for decision making, utilises Intelligence Analysis for directing resources and activity. Intelligence about crimes and crime trends identified within data can be used for analysis to identify the optimum strategies for ground-level police officers, or for any other individuals acting within a security capacity. This allows police officers or security teams to best target their actions to have the most impact, utilising finite resources to reduce or eliminate the largest threats. Intelligence analysis skills are crucial for teams within law enforcement or the corporate security field to assist in the identification of priority crime types and in the targetting of prolific offenders. The results of this analysis can be used to identify strategies for crime prevention, whether that’s through locations, repeat offenders of potential repeat victims. 

At the end of this course, you will be an Intelligence with Steve certified Intelligence Analyst. 

The course will soon be online on Teachable.

Is this course the IPP accreditation?

The Intelligence Professionalisation Pathways that we offer are intended as equivalent to IPP training, rather than being IPP. The only way to get official IPP training in the UK is via the College of Policing, who established the course. Our Professionalisation Pathways are designed to provide you with a similar knowledge and skill base to IPP training, to ensure that you can learn similar content to the same high standard. 

Do the NCA and other Law Enforcement Agencies recognise Intelligence with Steve's Pathways as 'equivalent' to IPP?

There is no official list of recognised 'equivalent' training, with decisions seemingly made by hiring managers on a case-by-case basis. Requests for clarification are usually met with a response that those applying are advised to use their own judgement. 

What's different about Intelligence with Steve?

Intelligence with Steve provides an alternative approach to Intelligence training. Entry-level training in Intelligence is not readily available to either those looking to move into the field or those that are new to the field. Intelligence Officers and Analysts generally have to wait anywhere from months to years before they are sent for IPP and NIAT training and until that point have to rely on the skills that they can pick up on the job. Through Intelligence with Steve, training is now available so that you can support your application into the role and start your first day with a full overview of Intelligence and the relevant skills that are needed.


Courses like the IPP and NIAT are generally 5-10 back-to-back days of in-person training, so are likely to be 40 - 70 hours and between £1,000 - £2,000. The Intelligence Professionalisation Pathways from Intelligence with Steve offer a more affordable and manageable approach to learning, with closer to 5 hours of content. We focus on providing clear and concise on-demand videos, with the goal being not to exceed ten minutes per concept. This greatly reduces the length of the course, offering a different learning experience, where students can choose their own pace and can recap any lectures as many times as they need.

Current Course Modules

The Basics of Criminal and Security Intelligence

  • Introduction

  • Intelligence Led Policing

  • Defining Intelligence

  • Levels of Intelligence

  • Job Roles within Intelligence

  • Defining Analysis in the world of Intelligence

  • The Intelligence Cycle

  • National Intelligence Model

  • Quiz

The Intelligence Submission Process

  • An introduction to Intelligence Submission

  • Intelligence Grading under the 3x5x2 classification system

  • Intelligence Sanitisation and Triage

  • The importance of an Audit Trail

  • Quiz

Crime Theory

  • Conventional Policing

  • Problem-Oriented Policing

  • Rational Choice Theory

  • Routine Action Theory

  • The Problem Analysis Triangle

  • The Wolf, Duck and Den Model

  • The SARA Model – Scanning, Analysis, Response and Assessment

  • The 3i Model

  • The 5 I’s Framework

  • The 5 WH’s

  • The Broken Windows Theory

  • The Pareto Rule

  • Crime Scripting

  • Behavioural Crime Linkage

  • Quiz

Crime Prevention Techniques

  • Crime Displacement

  • Concealing Targets

  • Removing Targets

  • Unique Property Displacement

  • Market Disruption

  • Denying Benefits

  • Neutralising Peer-Pressure

  • Discouraging Imitation

  • Alerting the Conscience

  • Controlling Addiction


Terms of Reference

  • Purpose

  • Direction

  • Creating



  • Collection

    1. Closed Source

    2. Open Source

    3. Collection Plan

  • Collation

  1. Initial Moves and storage

  • Evaluation

  1. Evaluation of Intelligence

  2. Evaluation of Information


Structured Analytical Techniques

  • Crime Pattern Analysis

  • Demographic and Social Trend Analysis

  • Network Analysis

  • Market Analysis

  • Criminal Business Analysis

  • Risk Analysis

  • Subject Analysis

  • Results Analysis

  • Operational Intelligence Assessment

  • Case Analysis

  • Specialist Data – Financial

  • Specialist Data – Communications



  • Definition and Importance

  • Inference Development

  1. Logic

  2. Inference

  3. Development

  4. Testing



  • Key Findings

  • Intelligence Gaps

  • Recommendations

Problem Solving

  • Brain Storming

  • SWOT

  • Impact Analysis

  • Gartner's Magic Quadrants

  • Cloak and Dagger


Your product

  • Types of Product

  1. Analytical

  2. Intelligence

  • Writing

  • Peer Review



  • Dissemination Process

  • Briefings and Presentations

  • teachable logo
  • udemy
  • White LinkedIn Icon
  • Twitter

© 2023 by Intelligence with Steve