Policing (Police Community Support Officers) (3935)

Last Updated: 11 Aug 2016
The Certificate in Policing (Police Community Support Officer) will enable you to demonstrate the skills you have developed within this policing role.
This qualification has been developed specifically for Police Community Support Officers in the Police Service in England or Wales.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

The Certificate in Policing (Police Community Support Officer) covers a range of topics to help Police Community Support Officers succeed and develop in their roles. The Certificate will also enable them to demonstrate essential skills and knowledge.

You will learn on the job and be assessed in the work environment.

You will build up a portfolio of evidence of your skills and knowledge for each unit of the qualification to be assessed.

Level 3 is ideal if you are already working as a Police Community Support Officer and have a great deal of technical skills and knowledge. You work with minimum supervision and have a good record of safety, fault correction and ensuring that work meets the required standard.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

You are already working as a Police Community Support Officer, but the Certificate could be followed by the Diploma in Policing (7467).

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To offer the Certificate in Policing (Police Community Support Officer), you need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment - you can train internal members of staff or recruit specially.

You also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

To find all the requirements for assessment and delivery, download the qualification handbook.

Centres currently offering the Diploma in Policing (7467) can gain fast-track approval.

You must be employed in a Police Community Support Officer role in the Police Service in England or Wales to complete this qualification.

Level 3

This will suit you if you are already working in a Police Community Support Officer role, and have a great deal of technical skills and knowledge. You work with minimum supervision and have a good record of safety, fault correction and ensuring that work meets required standards.

This qualification comprises six mandatory units:

  • Communicate effectively with people maintaining the security of information
  • Provide initial support to victims and witnesses
  • Gather and submit information to support law enforcement objectives
  • Provide an initial response to incidents
  • Prepare for, and participate in, planned enforcement operations
  • Manage conflict in a policing context.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

You are already working as a Police Community Support Officer, but the Certificate could be followed by the Diploma in Policing (7467).

Level 3 Certificate in Policing (Police Community Support officer) (3935-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2016

Level 3 Certificate in Policing (Police Community Support Officers)

  • Accreditation No: 501/0148/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/03/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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