Application for Level 2 Vetting & Access

If you wish to pursue professional registration, attend any training courses or avail yourself of any of the means by which the Institute supports serving and aspiring intelligence personnel, you must first apply for access to the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). This is accompanied by at least a provisional academic membership free of charge and without obligation so that you can log-in to the site and register for training and benefits directly. Note that academic membership is exclusively for individuals. Organisations seeking corporate contracts and groups looking to enrol multiple delegates should not apply via this form but make enquiries directly with the head of the training and directing staff.

In the absence of a security clearance at the restricted (R), confidential (C), secret (S) or top secret (TS) level, an equivalent enhanced security investigation, written authority at the UN ASG, NATO OF-6 or EU DDG level, you will be asked to provide details of your recent employement, academic qualifications and professional memberships in the application form below. You may not anonymise this application as personal data is required for security vetting purposes. However, you must not send sensitive information over the internet. So, if your application is particularly sensitive, please contact the head of the training and directing staff to arrange an application by other channels.

As a part of your compulsory Intelligence Security (INTSEC) course, you will also be required to submit scanned copies of police letters of good conduct for every country you have resided in for more than 6 months in the last 5 years. You can obtain a police letter of good conduct from your local police station or the embassy of the relevant country wherever you are located. Please note that you will not be required to account for any period of time under the age of 18, when a ward of the state or when such a disclosure might divulge matters subject to legal privilege and all information will be treated in the strictest confidence.

1. Applicant Details

You are required to disclose citizenships, date and place of birth, gender, place of residency, full name and any known alias’ or other names by which you are known for vetting purposes. Other information in this section is used for contact details.


2. Professional History

You are required to supply details regarding your work history for the past 5 years. Please include any periods of unemployment e.g. career breaks, unemployment, maternity leave, etc. for vetting purposes and supply the contact details of references that can verify the nature of any such gaps in your supporting statement. If you are subject to any work, residency or study restrictions in the European Union, please also mention this in your supporting statement.


3. Academic Qualifications

Please ensure that details of your highest level qualification are included in your application. If you have spent any time in full-time education in the last 5 years, you should also include this for vetting purposes. Any additional details of relevant qualifications may also serve to support your application.


4. Professional Memberships

Details of membership to any accredited or unaccredited learned societies or professional associations/bodies with relevant professional purposes are included here. Your assessment for admission to such organisations may lend weight to your application or serve to establish credibility for vetting purposes.


5. References

Referees with knowledge of your academic and professional fitness must also be willing to support your application by providing a letter of reference by e-mail. These references should be official with e-mail accounts liked to their institution and may not be related to you. You must alert your referee to your application and provide their contact details here so that our vetting officers can contact them directly to verify your qualifications, memberships, security standing, etc.


6. Disclaimers & Waivers