E-learning

Our e-learning is designed and developed by the National Centre for Applied Learning Technologies (NCALT) - a unique collaboration between the College of Policing and the Metropolitan Police Service.

​​​​​National e-learning courses, and other College of Policing learning materials, are available to the 43 ​Home Office police forces and "Associate Partners" through the NCALT Managed Learning Environment (MLE). The MLE has 300,000 registered users and successfully delivers over 80,000 e-learning course completions every month.

Associat​​e Partners include Police Scotland, the Police Service of Northern Ireland, the British Transport Police, the Ministry of Defence Police & Guarding Agency, the Civil Nuclear Constabulary, the UK Border Agency and the National Crime Agency.

All the College's​​ learning materials meet the learning outcomes set in the National Policing Curriculum, which is also accessible via the MLE.

​​For more information about the MLE and to access e-learning, visit the NCALT website.

​​Benefits of e-learning

​​The use of e-learning provides quality-assured products which meet the national learning requirements for police officers and staff, and greatly reduces abstraction costs locally for forces. Each police force has its own "domain" - a segmented area of the MLE hosting local learning resources - as well as access to national material provided by the College of Policing.

​Once registered on the MLE, either via CJX intranet or (for non-restricted material) the internet, learners can benefit from 24/7 access to the e-learning - which is usually delivered as part of a blended learning programme designed to support individual learner requirements.

​The MLE ensures that every learner's progress is fully tracked, providing reports to ensure the effective management of training.

​​Other NCALT services

​NCALT has provided practitioners with a rapid e-learning authoring tool called "Panda", allowing police ​forces and partners to develop their own e-learning which complements the national programmes.

​​NCALT also has a remit to research and develop new learning technologies. These currently include a policing video library, learning content for delivery to mobile devices, and simulated virtual environments.

​​​Developing e-learning

​If you are considering the development of e-learning for national delivery via the MLE, please contact NCALT beforehand. You will need to meet the criteria in the E-learning development guidelines.


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