NPPF Step 2 Legal Examination

All candidates wishing to apply for the National Police Promotion Framework (NPPF) Step Two Legal Examinations in 2021, must refer to the NPPF Candidate Handbook 2021. 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 for 2021: 

Sergeants' 2021  -   9 to 11 March 2021
Inspectors' 2021  -  12 October 2021

Candidates wishing to take the 2021 examinations should refer to the NPPF Candidate Handbook (2021). Registration periods are detailed within the Candidate Handbook. All exams for 2021 will be online.

Additional Candidate guidance

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

Online Examination Candidate Guide 2021 – This document provides candidates with all the information they need to prepare for the online exam and for taking the 2021 online exams.  All candidates must read this document before sitting the exams.

NPPF Candidate Handbook (2021) – 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. 

Sergeants' 2020 Subject Area Breakdown- This document provides the Subject Area List for which candidates were tested during the last Sergeants' NPPF Step 2 Legal Examination.*

Inspectors' 2020 Subject Area Breakdown- 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.

Reasonable Adjustments and Accommodations

Candidates who wish to request a reasonable adjustment or accommodation for the examination should refer to the NPPF Candidate Handbook (2021) and the Exams Reasonable Adjustment Policy. 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 (2021) 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. For any assistance on the day of the exam and answers to common technical questions please refer to the exam day support page.

The overview of the results from the previous examination can be found here:

 

Oxford University Press discount for policing

The College of Policing has arranged a 30% discount off Blackstone's Police Manuals (print version not online).

Blackstone's Police Manuals are the only resources endorsed by the College of Policing for the NPPF Step Two Legal Examinations (formerly OSPRE Part 1). Manuals contain the required legal knowledge for prospective Sergeants and Inspectors and form the basis of the exam questions.

This offer is available to all Police officers and staff in England and Wales. You can find out how to get the discount code by going to the CollegeLearn beta site from the MLE and following the link. MLE links will only work on .pnn networked computers.

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