National Interagency Liaison Officer

Course overview and learning outcomes

This unique multi-agency training course has been  developed in partnership with The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC), National Ambulance Resilience Unit (NARU) and the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) to improve co-operation, communication and understanding amongst the emergency services and other agencies on matters of organisational capacity, capabilities and command.

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 give the delegate the skills to improve inter-agency planning, operational preparedness  and response to CBRN(e), conventional terrorism, Marauding Terrorist Attacks (MTA), major incidents, complex police led incidents and serious public disorder.

Learning Outcomes

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 NILO role across the UK by implementing an agreed multi-agency governance structure and formalising national intelligence links with partner agencies.
  • Deliver the NILO role within the MTA operational environment.

Who should attend and key benefits

Delegates need to be security vetted to a minimum level of SC before being allowed to attend the course and 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 the UK's leading experts in terrorism and their organisational roles and responsibilities and capacities and capabilities to respond. Students will be given the opportunity to 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 delegate is assessed against NOS through a pre-course learning assignment, 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, SFJCCAA1,SFJCCAA2, SFCCAA3, SFJ CCAB1, SFJCCAC1.

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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