Achievement of the Certificate in Knowledge in Policing (CKP) will help prepare those seeking recruitment to the Police Service as a Police Constable in England or Wales. The qualification is also relevant to other related roles within the Criminal Justice Sector.
The certificate is an important element of the Professional Entry into Policing Pre-Join Strategy, and accredits the knowledge and understanding which also forms part of the Diploma in Policing qualification. The Diploma in Policing is the minimum mandatory qualification which Regular Police Constables are required to achieve to be confirmed in rank and forms part of the Initial Police Learning and Development Programme (IPLDP). All those who achieve the Certificate in Knowledge of Policing through a provider approved by the College of Policing will be able to submit this as evidence of the knowledge component of the Diploma. All awarding organisations offering the Diploma in Policing recognise and accept the relationship between the CKP and Diploma in Policing.
Successful achievement of the Certificate in Knowledge of Policing does not in itself provide any guarantee of recruitment as a trainee Police Constable. Each police force within England and Wales sets out its own recruitment process and selection policy and entry requirements vary from force to force. Prospective students are therefore strongly advised to check the specific requirements of their chosen force prior to undertaking study.
It should be noted that all candidates need to pass medical and fitness tests as well as background and security checks and undertake a series of assessments, tests and an interview at a Police SEARCH® assessment centre.
Some Police Forces including the Met have made it a requirement that anyone applying must first qualify with the CKP from a College of Policing Approved Provider. We are an Approved Provider. Other forces could make this a condition of application in the future.
All our trainers are serving or retired officers . Our trainers have extensive recent experience delivering knowledge and understanding of the law to Student Officers as part of the Initial Police Learning Development Programme. As well as ensuring you pass the course assessments our trainers will enhance your learning with their wealth of knowledge and experience.
The cost of the course is £845. The College of Policing require you to pay an additional £100 to access their on-line eLearning resources. This is in addition to the course fee. You will not have to pay the extra £100 if you are a Special Constable or you are employed by the Police . The fee does include your registration with Skills For Justice who are the awarding Body for the CKP.