Dates for CKP and assessment preparation courses are different. CKP’s are usually only run near to forces that actually require it (for obvious reasons). With regards to assessment preparation courses, we tend to go to the more popular venues every six weeks or so, the less popular ones may be several months apart. Note also that whilst these venues are the ones we normally use, on some occasions we may have to use another nearby venue if our normal choice is already booked up. When that happens we have a back up venue a few miles away at most.

Remember that the police CKP and assessment centre is now identical nationally, so it does not matter whereabouts you take your TalkingBlues course. If you know in advance when your assessment centre is roughly, let us know and we can advise you of future course dates.

Our usual venues include, (but may change so check the instructions we send you)

For current dates and venues click on the relevant “Book a course” button.

Greater London Mercure Hotel Hatfield
Yorkshire/Humber Express By Holiday Inn, Leeds City Centre Armouries
Southern England Holiday Inn Express Southampton
Midlands Holiday Inn J10, M6,
Central Northampton Express By Holiday Inn, Northampton M1, J15,
North East Holiday Inn Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne
Southwest (Swindon) Holiday Inn Express Swindon West M4 Jct 16,
Southwest (Bristol) Holiday Inn Express, Bristol Parkway
Northwest/Wales Holiday Inn, Chester South
Merseyside Holiday Inn Albert Dock
East Midlands Holiday Inn M1 Junc 25
North West Manchester Mercure Hotel, Piccadilly Gardens
Home Counties Holiday Inn Maidstone-Sevenoaks
Devon and Cornwall Holiday Inn Express Exeter, M5, Junction 29 M5
Lincolnshire Holiday Inn Lincoln, Brayford Wharf, North Lincoln
Cambridgeshire Holiday Inn Cambridge, Lakeview
South Wales St. Mellons Hotel Castleton, Cardiff