Home Based Distance Learning

£49

What is the format of your ““Home based learning preparation”?

(NEW POLICE ONLINE ASSESSMENT)

Simply put, its everything you need to pass, in a day, but with exceptional content on an exceptional platform. The course is a series of recorded modules, accompanied by a  manual/workbook. You watch the pre recorded online seminars at your own pace using any type of device. Then, using the techniques we explain, complete the exercises in the course manual/workbook.

Key differences from the in person LIVE online or Live seminars courses:

  • All course materials are recorded and streamed online, with an accompanying workbook
  • You can watch the inputs at your own pace, at a time to suit you.
  • You have access to our twice weekly Zoom online drop in sessions to ask questions.
  • The course itself has no live interaction apart from the Zoom drop in sessions
  • 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.

 

What the recorded course consists of:

There are two sources of learning. The first is a series of recorded streamed seminars on the topics given below. Having watched these seminars, you can then use the knowledge and techniques you have learnt to practice them in the workbook. As you can see from our free videos, we use professional studios, not a laptop in someone’s kitchen.

Course Sessions: 

The course is broken down into a number of modules, reflecting the NEW ONLINE PROCESS. These are explained below. The video seminars 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, outlining the situation that would be posed to you as the candidate, examine the four options for each scenario, and explain 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 answers. 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, 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.

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.

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”. This will take you to a booking page. Then simply select your preferred date.

What happens when I book? 

You will be taken to a payment page. Once you have paid your booking fee, Talking Blues will then then send you a link, which you use on the day, simply by clicking on it. You do not need to download or do anything else.

What technology do I need?

Any PC, laptop, MAC or tablet will be fine.

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.