Knowledge of Policing (3945)

Last Updated: 29 Aug 2016

The City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Knowledge of Policing is a new qualification which formally accredits the Pre-Join Knowledge Curriculum.

It comprises 10 assessment units which externally accredit the knowledge and understanding units of the Diploma (7467-03) in Policing qualification. These 10 units are smaller than the full units of the Diploma, being knowledge without application in the work place. Thus the Technical Certificate is a part of the Diploma in Policing; not an additional requirement.

The development of the Professional Entry Framework has the flexibility to accommodate a wide variety of candidates and better suit the needs of more diverse groups.  These might include:

  • Police Staff:  Working in the service but wishing to move into one of the policing roles would be able to undertake much of the requisite learning in a local college, university or in force.
  • Special Constables: Volunteering at present but wishing to move on to become a Police Constable.
  • PCSOs: Currently employed by forces but being aware of the role, wish to move on to become a Regular Police Constable.
  • University Students or members of the general public: Interested in a career in policing.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

Completion of the Technical Certificate can only be achieved by Students demonstrating, through formal assessment, their knowledge and understanding of the Induction, Operational and Legislation, Policy and Guidelines (LPG) modules of the national Pre-Join Knowledge Curriculum.

Assessment:
Candidates must:
  • successfully complete one short answer test for each of units 301 to 309
  • successfully complete a multiple choice paper for unit 310  
The assessment can be found within the Assessment Pack:

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Police Constable

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

An initial assessment of each candidate should be made to identify: if the candidate has any specific training needs; support and guidance they may need when working towards their qualification; any units they have already completed.

We recommend that centres provide an induction programme so the candidate fully understands the requirements of the qualification, their responsibilities as a candidate, and the responsibilities of the centre.

Staff delivering this qualification must be able to demonstrate that they meet the following occupational expertise requirements.

They should: be occupationally competent or technically knowledgeable in the area for which they are delivering training and/or have experience of providing training. This knowledge must be to the same level as the training being delivered,
have recent relevant experience in the specific area they will be assessing and have credible experience of providing training.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the additional documents section.

Fast-track form available for centres currently offering 7467-03 City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Policing.

Level 3

The City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Knowledge of Policing is a new qualification which formally accredits the Pre-Join Knowledge Curriculum.

The full Level 3 Learning Curriculum consists of areas which must be achieved prior to confirmation in the rank of Regular Police Constable.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Police constable

Level 3 Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (3945-30)

Last Registration Date: 30 Nov 2016

Level 3 Certificate in Knowledge of Policing

  • Accreditation No: 600/4688/0 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: 23 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 78 - 78 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: 30/11/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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