We’ve taken great care to ensure our courses, the dates and their length meet most learner’s needs. However, we also recognise there may be times when you might need to change dates . Subject to availability of spaces on other courses this is an option. However, this will incur a charge from the venues we use and as such we have no other option but to pass this cost on. The cost of this service is £40 for a day.
This charge will not apply if any change in dates from those scheduled is agreed prior to the start of your course.
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.
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Certificate in Knowledge of Policing CKP 50% Refund
We will give you on-going support and advice to assist you in securing a place as a Police Officer. In the unlikely event that having obtained the CKP you do not secure a place as a police officer we will refund 50% of the fee you paid to Academy Recruit Training for the CKP course. This does not include money paid to the College of Policing for access to their learning materials or fees paid to Skills For Justice to register you as a Learner.
The following conditions apply to this guarantee:
Most Police Forces recognise the validity of the CKP for a period of three years – therefore, we will refund you the sum mentioned if you do not get a job as a Police Officer in the three years following the date of certification.
You must have attended an Academy Recruit Training, Police Recruit Assessment Centre Training Course.
You must have applied to and been rejected by 3 Police Forces in England and Wales.
If you fail in your application due to your fitness, health or vetting this refund guarantee will not apply.
This refund guarantee will not apply if you become too old to join the police during the three-year period following the date of your certification with the CKP.