University of chester knowledge of policing

University of chester knowledge of policing

Knowledge of Policing (CKP Equivalent)

     This Knowledge of Policing (CKP equivalent) course will meet the current professional requirements of the Policing Professional Body the College of Policing‘s Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (CKP) for the proposed pre-join entry scheme. This is a standalone course covering the theoretical knowledge element of the Diploma in Policing, enabling students to subsequently progress to the Diploma in due course.

The University of Chester is an approved provider of the College of Policing (CKP).

The cost of the course for non-police applicants is £950 and includes the £100 non-refundable NCALT Access Fee which must be paid prior to the course start date; £850 for Police employees including Special Constables; and £765 for Special Constables or employees of Cheshire Constabulary.

If you are considering a career in the Police Service then you should check the eligibility criteria at or other approved websites. It is your responsibility to ensure you understand any requirements.

Campus Warrington Campus
Course Short course
Length 4 Months Part-time
Start date April 2017

A number of Police Forces across England and Wales, including Cheshire Constabulary and the Metropolitan Police Force, have already stipulated within their recruitment criterion that applicants must attain the College of Policing (CoP) Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (CKP) prior to the Selection and Assessment process; other Forces have indicated their intention to make the CKP their minimum entry criteria for future police recruits.

Our Knowledge of Policing (CKP equivalent) course is primarily delivered via distance learning but also comprises a minimum of 10 mandatory classroom based sessions. In order to successfully complete the course, you will need to undertake both self-study and tutored learning.

University of chester knowledge of policing

Applicants should be able to demonstrate competency in English Language and provide evidence of study at GCSE level, or equivalent, although this is not mandatory. Applicants who do not meet this minimum entry requirement will be accepted by demonstrating an ability to benefit from undertaking this programme of study. You will also be required to meet any academic requirements necessary to satisfy the criteria of the professional body.

While the police service currently requires no formal academic qualification, to become a constable applicants should demonstrate they have a view to successfully completing the programme. You may be required to demonstrate basic competencies and skills via prior experiential learning or by assessment procedures.