Traditionally associated with law enforcement and the military the contemporary intelligence field merges skill sets gained in these environments with all aspects of the commercial world.
Perceptions of investigation range from Sherlock Holmes to Line of Duty. The ‘real world’ viewpoint on this course is provided by practitioners and academics, providing a more accurate picture.
The ability to identify and fill gaps of knowledge is a fundamental investigative requirement from crime to any other discipline requiring questions to be answered.
Whether you are engaged in analysis, protective services, any part of the public sector or private business the elements of this course will feature in your professional and private life.
This course provides the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience of practices previously only available within a few public sector professions. Investigative practice skills are widely sought by a wide range of employers.
On this course you will...
- Gain a professional and ethical understanding of how to recognise security risks in a variety of environments.
- Learn to recognise intelligence gathering opportunities, access material and data in a legal and ethical manner.
- Learn to analyse threat and design solutions needed to minimise them.
- Explore investigative techniques and develop a detective skill set.
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