End Point Assessment
Intqual-pro are delighted to be recognised as an approved End Point Assessment Organisation for the new Intelligence Analyst Apprenticeship Standard. This approval reflects our experience and engagement within the Intelligence community over the last 5 years, as the UKs largest provider of formally recognised Intelligence qualifications. Within the Intelligence and Security Sector, robust and consistent assessment decisions are essential for us to have the confidence in the knowledge, skills and behaviours of individuals trusted to work within often critical roles. At Intqual-pro we have formerly assessed more intelligence professionals than any other organisation against regulated qualifications and apprenticeship frameworks and look forward to bringing that expertise to the new Apprenticeship Standard.
Developed by a combination of over 20 employers, Intqual-pro were nominated as the expert training provider for the Intelligence Analyst Trailblazer Group, offering a combination of intelligence and education sector advice and support for the group during the development of the Standard and associated End Point Assessment. As the first organisation approved to conduct End Point Assessment for the profession of Intelligence Analyst, we hope to continue our support for sector professionalisation and formal recognition of educational achievements within this field.
This standard is an evolution of the Higher Apprenticeship in Intelligence Operations and provides organisations with the bespoke training and recognition of knowledge, skills and behaviours across a range of intelligence researcher, analyst and officer roles. Sectors engaging with us in this programme to date include military, law enforcement, fraud and loss prevention, environmental, banking, insurance and prison/probation.
End Point Assessment Strategy:
The purpose of End Point Assessment is to provide a professional and independent assessment as to the knowledge, skills and behaviours of an individual at the end of their training period. At Intqual-pro we will work closely with both employer and training provider to understand the nature and scope of the role of each individual and the intelligence processes and tasks for which they have responsibility. Through doing this we can ensure that End Point Assessment remains consistent, whilst also being relevant to role and sector, mapping clearly to the knowledge, skills and behaviours that employers require Intelligence professionals to hold.
End Point Assessment for the role of Intelligence Analyst consists of three elements:
Scenario based questions to ensure confident understanding of underpinning intelligence knowledge and application of that knowledge within a sector specific environment. Knowledge tests are carried out under invigilated conditions using our online assessment platform. Questions and scenarios will be made specific to the organisation and role of the analyst to ensure relevance and fairness of assessment.
Work Based Project and Presentation:
The work based project is developed through communication with the employer to ensure a relevant and feasible piece of work within the boundaries of information sources and analytical techniques available within your organisation or sector. The project is designed to showcase the skills of the intelligence professional in planning, conducting and disseminating intelligence. The project will be presented as part of the End Point Assessment, after which questions and answer is conducted to determine whether the project was developed with adequate application of knowledge.
The final piece of the End Point Assessment is a professional interview, conducted by both a subject and sector competent End Point Assessor. The interview will consist of role specific questions, allowing the apprentice to provide relevant examples of knowledge, application of skills and demonstration of appropriate behaviours within their workplace.
The full End Point Assessment Strategy can be found here.
Our nominated End Point Assessment staff have a combined experience of hundreds of years as intelligence professionals, working across military, law enforcement, prison and custodial, financial services and utility sectors. The assessment team approach every organisation with a bespoke and organisationally specific assessment plan, ensuring that both employer and apprentice gets the assessment experience that is relevant, robust and credible. End Point Assessment is quality assured to the highest standards and in our 5 years an Intelligence sector specialist centre, not a single assessment decision has been appealed or challenged, testament to the rigour and professionalism that our assessors put into their assessment planning and feedback.
If you are an employer or training provider and would like to discuss End Point Assessment requirements for your Intelligence professionals, please contact EPA@Intqual-pro.com or call 01234 381158