Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (Level 3) (Part-Time)

Course Overview

This police entry course is an essential first step in training to become a police officer.

Undertaking the Level 3 Certificate in Knowledge of Policing enables learners to develop their knowledge and understanding of policing practices.

The course provides learners with the essential knowledge required to apply and prepare for the stringent assessment and interview process

  • Entry Requirements

    No formal qualifications required. Learners must be aged 18 and above.

  • Summary of Outcomes

    Successful delegates have the opportunity to progress into a career in the police force.

  • Course Modules

    The course covers the following areas:
    • Evidence-based preventative policing
    • Supporting victims, witnesses and vulnerable people
    • Managing conflict situations in policing
    • Using police powers to deal with suspects
    • Conducting police searches
    • Handling information and intelligence
    • Providing an initial response to policing incidents
    • Conducting priority and volume investigations
    • Interviewing victims and witnesses in relation to priority and volume investigations
    • Interviewing suspects in relation to priority and volume investigations

  • Method of Assessment

    Qualification is made of 10 mandatory units which will be assessed via multiple choice, written assignments and scenario based demonstrations.

  • Additional Costs

    This course costs £799. Full funding is available via Personal Learning Accounts (PLA), subject to eligibility. Please contact us to find out more.


Locations across wales or in-house at your business

Course length



£0 – funding available, subject to eligibility