CKP Qualification – Certificate In Knowledge Of Policing

Looking to gain the CKP Qualification - Certificate In Knowledge Of Policing? You have come to the right place. Welcome to our Recruit Training Website. I am John Maher. I recently retired from Greater Manchester Police as a Police Inspector after 30 years service. I spent a lot of my service in Police Training teaching Student Officers. I managed an Area Training Base delivering the Initial Police Learning Development Programme (IPLDP) to new recruits. I received 2 Chief Constables commendations for Operational police work relating to professionalism and bravery and 4 Branch commanders commendations within the training branch for excellence. I am an expert in Assessment Centres and competency based interviews. My trainers are either retired or serving officers with vast experience of teaching the certificate in knowledge of policing (CKP) curriculum

image title Take a look at our course dates and venues for each of our training options. Recruit Assessment Centre Training and Certificate in Knowledge of Policing.
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Recruit Assessment Training Our intensive one day 10 hour course is designed to ensure you stand out from the competition and pass at the first attempt.
Certificate In Knowledge Of Policing CKP -The Certificate in Knowledge of Policing is a means towards achieving the Diploma in Policing. Some Police Forces require the CKP qualification prior to joining

About Academy Recruit Training

Securing a position as a Police Constable has never been so competitive. Forces are seeing unprecedented numbers applying for a small number of positions with some also requiring the Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (CKP) Qualification prior to joining. The CKP is a new Level 3 qualification designed by Skills for Justice, the Sector Skills Council for the Police and the College of Policing, as a pre-join requirement for the position of Constable. Recruit Training are specialists in delivering the CKP

Our Guarantee

We guarantee that you will pass your assessment center or 100% refund
50 % Refund of CKP course fee if you do not secure a position as a Constable
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J Brierly

John Designed and delivered excellent training assisting several groups in Greater Manchester

Chloe Seal

I passed my day one exams!! Thank you so much for your support and for preparing me so well!! Couldn’t thank you enough!!!


Just wanted to take a couple of minutes to let you know my thoughts on the course. It’s been a brilliant course a throughly enjoyable all the way through. I also want to say that Anthony Louch the trainer was brilliant, very natural with the students and full of knowledge. He made all of us feel at home on the course and he has been so helpful in all he does, couldn’t do enough for us all. Anthony is definitely an asset to your business. We all commented saying how much we will miss the weekends and Anthony. Thanks for all your help too.

C Butterworth

John designed and delivered excellent training for B Division Officers. The training was highlighted as Good practice by the Force Command team and circulated to other Divisions.

Paul Ingleton

The course was an amazing insight to the requirements of the police. I personally appreciate whole heartedly, the above and beyond attitude of yourself and your team. The stories and accounts of past events has meant I can take away from your course, something more valuable than just the CKP qualification. I have a Degree and Masters in Engineering/Advance IT and I can honestly tell you this has turned out to be my most important qualification to date, and my most proudest

Tom Griffiths

Course was highly recommended the trainers and John were excellent I did the assessment centre training which was instrumental in me passing SEARCH and I did the CKP which was excellent . I have now been offered a job in the Met Police , best money I have ever spent.


The greatest thing I have ever achieved (apart from the kids!!) loved every single second of the course and made some amazing friends. Little hiccup along the way to getting in…. But this makes it feel worthwhile. Thanks to everyone who helped me complete it. Wish I could do it all again exactly the same as last time.

P Coburn

I failed my assessment centre twice . I then took johns course and passed at the third attempt coming Top in the country out of 2,100 candidates

Sabah Ahmed

The trainers were excellent and you were always able to get support via email or by phone

M O’Reilly

I failed 5 assessment centres and was going to give up. A colleague recommended Johns training. I took johns course and passed coming 6th in the country. I recommend this course to everyone I know.

K Galvin

I would never have passed my assessment centre without Johns course the training was excellent