National Face to Face Preparation Courses

£160

Course dates and locations can be found by clicking on “Book this course”

What is the format of your “In person- conference based” national course? (NEW POLICE ONLINE ASSESSMENT)

This course covers the NEW ONLINE assessment (although you also get FREE additional recorded material on the existing S.E.A.R.C.H. process.) Simply put, its everything you need to pass, in a day. Before you attend, you will (we trust) have watched our free videos from this site explaining what the assessment centre consists of. Then, over the course of the day, you will be taught, in person as part of small groups, the following sessions.

You are encouraged to ask questions at any time. During the interview session, we will use our experience to look at likely questions, and you will have the opportunity to briefly have us examine what you are thinking of using as an example.

Key differences from the online or recorded courses:

  • In this live course you will undertake the training interactively, with two-way conversations and feedback. This is particularly useful when holding group discussions on the exercises.
  • You will have the opportunity to tell us what interview examples you would use for your interview responses, so we can comment and feedback briefly on each one. (We will tell you likely questions)
  • There is greater opportunity for trainer/delegate interaction.
  • Note you also receive free access to all our recorded material as well.
  • You also get additional material on the potential “In Force interview some forces use.
  • Just in case the system reverts back to face to face style, we will give you FREE access to all of our material on the SEARCH system.

 

Post Course Ongoing support: 

Every week we will be running support sessions on Zoom. Just let us know you wish to drop in on these, as many sessions as you wish, and we will send you an invite. These sessions are very informal, and allow group discussion on any topic the delegate wishes.

Course Sessions: 

The course is broken down into a number of modules, reflecting the NEW ONLINE PROCESS. These are explained below. The trainers will take you through each module, which represents an exercise in the assessment.

POLICE ONLINE ASSESSMENT STAGE 1: The Situational Judgement Test

In this session we will:

Explain the skills being examined and the importance and application of the Competency Value Framework. We will then go through 12 scenarios, in a group discussion format, outlining the situation that would be posed to you as the candidate, examine the four options for each scenario, and discuss the pros and cons of each one. By the end of this, you will have gained the knowledge to apply the CVF to situations in order to display the appropriate ability level. These skills are also essential in the subsequent modules.

POLICE ONLINE ASSESSMENT STAGE 2: The Competency based interview

In this session we will:

Explain the skills being examined and the importance and application of the Competency Value Framework to the exercise. We will explain what skills are being assessed in each of the question areas, and how to construct a good answer. We will then look at typical questions, and you will get the opportunity to discuss your example with the trainer and get feedback. By the end of this, you will have gained the knowledge to apply the CVF to situations in order to display the appropriate ability level. You will also have a good idea of the question areas and typical questions and have a good idea of the examples you are going to use, and thanks to our feedback, how much extra work you need to do on them.

POLICE ONLINE ASSESSMENT STAGE 3: The WRITTEN Test element

In this session we will:

Explain the skills being examined and the importance and application of the Competency Value Framework to this exercise. We will then go through several typical written exercise scenarios, explaining what to look out for, and important points to consider. Having explained what you need to consider in a high scoring answer, we will then explain how to format your report, and look at some specimen answers. By the end of this, you will have gained the knowledge to read though the written assessment material, assess the relevant points, consider their implications and how you need to address them, and be able to write a high-quality answer.

POLICE ONLINE ASSESSMENT STAGE 3: The BRIEFING Test element

In this session we will:

Explain the skills being examined and the importance of the Competency Value Framework. We will then work through a typical briefing exercise, in a group discussion format, outlining the situation that would be posed to you as the candidate, examine what you need to consider, and how you should construct your answer. In the assessment, you are also provided at various stages with further information which will impact on what you have already presented, and we will explain how to use this to show off your skill set.

In force local interview

As part of the package, we will also provide you with free access to a further hour’s recorded online video looking at the local interview (some) forces carry out

Additional SEARCH material:

We will also provide you with all of our recorded material on the face to face Search process, should you need it if your force changes its format. So, in effect, you can buy with confidence from us as you are covered either way. Better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it. The additional recorded video material and workbook covers:

The Role Plays

you will understand how to plan your meeting with the role actor in a concise manner, setting yourself up to score the maximum number of marks. Consequently, you will have a prepared plan, split into the sections you need to address with the role actor, highlighting what issues and questions you need to raise and outlining what actions you may need to take. You will discover how to take control of the scenario, ask appropriate questions, offer solutions and make a suitable decision.

Writing a Proposal

There are two types of written exercise involved in the assessment. The first involves the candidate watching a video clip of an interview with someone about an incident they have witnessed. On our course, you will learn the basic principles involved in dealing with observing an interview (and practice with a seven-minute video clip live), making notes of that interview, and then using those notes to complete an incident report. The second written exercise involves collating a number of pieces of information in order to complete an incident report form.

Structured Interview

This module deals firstly with how to answer questions well, concluding by looking at typical questions. We will examine what is effectively the marking guide and show you how to shape your answers in advance to meet the required competency areas. We will also discuss examples of students’ interview questions and answers, together with feedback. It also includes an input on diversity, ethics and integrity, which underpin the entire process.

How can I get further information about your course?

The various links on our site, such as the buttons on the menu at the top of the page, will drop down to tell you more about us and our course.

How do I book?

From our home page, click on the “Book now” box on our home page.

What happens when I book? 

You will be taken to a payment page. Once you have paid your deposit or full fee, we will send you course joining instructions for the venue and date you wish. You will receive your manual on the day.

What if I have any questions before I chose?

Please contact us, ideally on Facebook via a comment, or private message if you prefer. You can also call us.

Course dates and locations can be found by clicking on “Book this course”