Twenty members of the RAF Intelligence team have become the first learners to pass a new qualification to recognise their skills.
The group have completed the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Intelligence Analysis, developed in partnership with Skills for Armed Forces and accredited by SFJ Awards.
The learners were presented with their awards at a ceremony at Bletchley Park in September.
The apprenticeship, believed to be the first of its kind, has been developed in response to the RAF’s need for a formal qualification for analysts working in intelligence areas such as communications, imagery and operations.
It incorporates a number of units which are designed to equip intelligence analysis professionals with the competence levels they need to perform their jobs effectively and to the highest standard.
The qualification also allows trainees to assess their competence in performing an intelligence analysis role, enabling the RAF to ensure their personnel are given quality career development support – inside or outside of an Armed Forces career.
Intelligence Analysts have a number of transferable skills such as good communication and leadership qualities, which the qualification also helps to develop.
Organisations such as police forces and military establishments wishing to offer this new qualification can find out more by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0114 284 1970.