NPPF Step 2 Legal Examination

All candidates wishing to apply for the National Police Promotion Framework (NPPF) Step Two Legal Examinations in 2019, must refer to the NPPF Candidate Handbook 2019.  This handbook contains all information that candidates will need in terms of the rules, syllabus, how to apply, details of the assessment process, and results and feedback.  Any queries about the examination should be directed to your Force Examinations Officer.

Examination Dates:

Inspectors’  2019 – Tuesday 8 October 2019 (Registration is now closed) 
Sergeants' 2020  -  Tuesday 17th March 2020
Inspectors' 2020  -  Tuesday 13th October 2020
Sergeants' 2021  -   Tuesday 9th March 2021
Inspectors' 2021  -  Tuesday 12th October 2021

Candidates should be aware that the above dates are the final dates for registration forms to reach the Selection and Assessment Unit.  Forces may have earlier dates that candidate's need to submit their registration forms by. Candidates should check with their Force Examination Officer.

Candidates wishing to sit the examinations in 2020 should refer to the Candidate Handbook 2020  for details on applying.

Candidate Feedback Reports will be sent to candidate/Force e-mail addresses within eight weeks of the examination date.

Additional Candidate guidance

The following resources are provided to help you prepare for the NPPF Step 2 Legal Examination:

NPPF Candidate Handbook 2019 v3 – All candidates must download and read this handbook. It contains all information that candidates will need in terms of the rules, syllabus, how to apply, details of the assessment process, and results and feedback. 

Please note version 3 of the Candidate Handbook was released in April 2019 and supersedes all previous versions.  The changes in this document relate to Sections 9.3 (Five year validity period), 1.3 (rejoiners to the police service and 2.2 application closing dates).

Candidates sitting the Sergeants or Inspectors exam in 2019 should refer to the NPPF Candidate Statement Jan 2019 which relates to some minor changes in one part of the General Police Duties manual.  Any questions in these areas will be worded as per the wording in the statement.

Sergeants' Subject Area List - This document provides the Subject Area List for which candidates were tested during the last Sergeants' NPPF Step 2 Legal Examination.*

Inspectors' Subject Area List  - This document provides the Subject Area List for which candidates were tested during the last Inspectors' NPPF Step 2 Legal Examination.*

* The Subject Area Lists are only a general guide to the type of topics that have been tested in the past, and are not an indication of the content of any future examinations.

Candidates may also find the  Preparation and Practicalities for taking Exams  document useful in their preparation stages for the exam.

Reasonable Adjustments and Accommodations

Candidates who wish to request a reasonable adjustment or accommodation for the examination should refer to the NPPF Candidate Handbook 2019 v3 and the College of Policing Selection & Assessments' Policy on Accommodations and Reasonable Adjustments. Reports to support Reasonable Adjustment requests must be submitted to The College of Policing no later than the registration closure date.
 

Further Information

If candidates have additional queries after reading the NPPF Candidate Handbook 2019 v3 they should contact their Force Examinations Officer in the first instance. The Selection and Assessment Unit at the College of Policing should only be contacted if candidates are unable to contact their Force Examinations Officer. The contact details for the Selection and Assessment Unit can be found within the Candidate Handbook.

The overview of the results from the previous examination can be found here:
NPPF Step 2 Results Overview

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