National Interagency Liaison Officer

Course overview and learning outcomes

This unique multi- agency training course developed in partnership with CFOA, ACPO and NARUhas been created specifically to bridge the interoperability gap across the emergency services in extreme or emerging threat environments.  Designed for counter terrorism and other critical incidents, it has become the nationally agreed (operational and strategic) multi-agency advisory role across the emergency services.

The aim of the course is to enhance knowledge, understanding and skills in the role of counter terrorism inter-agency liaison to complement the National Resilience programme.

Learning Outocmes
On successful completion of the programme delegates will be able to:

  • Bridge an intelligence, information sharing & advisory gap identified between the emergency response organisations and the UK-wide Counter Terrorism Command / Units.
  • Improve inter-agency planning, operational preparedness & multi-agency incident command structures at emergencies, terrorist-related and other critical incidents.
  • Improve co-operation & understanding amongst agencies on matters of organisational capacity, capability & strategic command.
  • Reduce risk to the public, operational personnel & the environment.
  • Standardise the ILO role across the UK by implementing an agreed multi-agency governance structure and formalising national intelligence links with partner agencies.
  • Deliver the ILO role within the MTFA operational environment

Who should attend and key benefits

Candidates should be incident commanders / managers experienced at operating within a multi-agency environment and resolving complex critical incidents.

The course is explicitly constructed to expose students to 25 of the UK's leading experts in terrorism and their Organisational roles and responsibilities and capacities and capabilities to respond. Students will develop a common understanding of the relationships,planning and collective response to various terrorist and other malicious attacks, natural hazards, major accidents and other non-malicious attacks.

How is the course assessed and accredited?

The student is assessed against NOS by tutors through pre-course learning, reflective sessions, simulation exercises and by final written exam. On successful completion of the course, certificates will be awarded by the Fire Service College.

The course is underpinned by National Occupational Standards EFSM2, CCAA1, CCABC1, CCAA3.

Dates and prices

For further information or to make a booking on this course please contact the Business Development Team on 01608 812984 or email

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