Tiger Scheme offers three levels of qualification: Associate, Qualified (Check Team Member) and Senior. (Check Team Leader) This structure applies across the ITHC (vulnerability assessment) qualifications, and the forensic qualifications, and is the basic structure that the Scheme will carry forward.
The Associate level qualification is typically theory-based and requires the candidate to pass a one-hour multiple choice assessment at the end of an optional training course.
The multiple choice question pool is maintained by the University of Glamorgan. Consequently a certificate issued under Tiger Scheme demonstrates that an appropriate level of due diligence has been applied by examiner, and that academic standards have been upheld.
At the higher, Qualified level (Check Team Member), the assessment is based on a written paper, a practical element, a multiple choice paper and a brief interview. The key issue at this level is that there is a mandatory hands-on element that demonstrates the candidate’s successful application of theory and relevant knowledge.
The Senior level qualification (Check Team Leader) is based on a written paper, a multiple choice paper, a six hour 'assault course' practical assessment, and an interview during which the candidate is asked to explain their findings from the practical assessment. The multiple choice paper is used by the assessor not only to examine the knowledge possessed by the candidate, but also to direct attention to areas of potential weakness to be examined in the practical and the viva. This is a rigorous examination, and should be attempted only by individuals with a significant degree of practical experience.