The Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (CKP), is one of a number of pathways into the Police Service, with the aim of forging closer links with the Education Sector and inspiring learners to move into a policing role. Pre-Join courses offer accessibility and flexibility to attract the widest possible range of learners and to allow for differing academic and vocational aspirations.
The CKP is offered through the College of Policing partner Awarding Organisations. These could be Ofqual approved Awarding Organisations or Higher Education Institutions which are College of Policing Approved Providers.
The CKP is a Level 3 qualification on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) that accredits the Pre-Join curriculum. New recruits can submit their achievement of the CKP (gained through a College of Policing approved provider) as evidence of recognised prior learning, equivalent to the knowledge component of the Diploma in Policing. The Diploma in Policing forms part of the Initial Police Learning and Development Programme (IPLDP) and is a standard that all officers must evidence before they are confirmed in rank as a regular Police Constable.
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