Course Content

Qualification Overview

The Certificate in Knowledge of Policing is delivered in 10 classroom taught modules and one final testing day.  At the end of each session the module will be tested by written assessment.

The modules delivered and areas covered are:

Unit 301 – Providing Initial Support to Victims and Witnesses

  • Policing by consent
  • Police ethics and professional standards
  • Criminal Justice System/Law in England and Wales
  • Human Rights Act 1998
  • Data protection and Freedom of information
  • Racially and Religiously aggravated crimes (Hate crimes)

Unit 302 – Gathering and submitting information

  • Management of Police Information (MOPI)
  • 5 x 5 x grading system
  • National intelligence Model (NIM)

Unit 303 – Providing an initial response to incidents

  • Theft
  • Robbery
  • Burglary (Aggravated and taking without consent)
  • Aggravated vehicle taking
  • National Decision Model
  • Health and safety/risk assessment (dynamic)
  • Sexual offences
  • Initial response to sexual crime
  • Identification methods
  • Street identification

Unit 304 – Arresting, detaining and reporting suspects

  • Cautions, significant statements and relevant comments
  • Report for summons
  • Powers of arrest and making an arrest
  • Criminal Attempts Act 1981
  • Custody procedures
  • Misuse of Drug Act 1971

Unit 305 – Conducting Investigations

  • Investigative process and mindset
  • Crime solving methods
  • Crime Scene Examiner
  • Road checks/CCTV
  • Missing Persons
  • Civil disputes/trespass
  • Investigating child abuse
  • Police protection
  • Counter terrorism/bomb alerts
  • Court awareness and giving evidence

Unit 306 – Knowledge of interviewing victims and witnesses

  • Core skills
  • PEACE model/conducting an interview
  • Achieving best practice
  • Types of evidence
  • Perjury
  • Victim personal statement
  • Criminal Procedures Investigations Act
  • Domestic abuse
  • Protection from harassment

Unit 307 – Knowledge of interviewing suspects

  • Unfairness/Oppressions
  • Urgent interviews
  • Disclosure
  • Role of legal advisor/Relevant persons
  • PEACE model
  • Conduct of interviews
  • Special warnings
  • Evidence of bad character
  • Collision scene management
  • Road Traffic Collisions – Driver obligations
  • Driver offences
  • Driving documentation
  • Notice of intended prosecution
  • Fixed penalty notices

Unit 308 – Knowledge of searching individuals

  • History of stop and search
  • PACE
  • Other search powers
  • Other related offences
  • Criminal damage
  • Fraud

Unit 309 – Knowledge of searching vehicles, premises and open spaces

  • Drink driving
  • Powers of entry
  • PACE – Code B of Codes of Practice
  • Documentation
  • Sudden Death
  • Mental Illness

Unit 310 – Managing conflict

  • Assaults
  • Initial engagement strategy and tactical options
  • Threat assessment
  • Use of force legislation
  • Personal safety, skills and equipment
  • Documentation
  • Public order
  • Breach of the peace
  • Drunkenness offences

Note: As some workshops are designed to build on the knowledge developed in other modules the course is not delivered in module order.  You will be made aware of the module timetable when you complete your booking.