NPPF Step 2 Legal Examination

All candidates wishing to apply for the National Police Promotion Framework (NPPF) Step Two Legal Examinations in 2020, must refer to the NPPF Candidate Handbook 2020.  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 2020: 

Sergeants' 2020  -   held between Monday 9 November and Wednesday 11 November 2020. 
Inspectors' 2020  -  held between Monday 12 October and Wednesday 14 October 2020.

Examination Dates for 2021 currently scheduled for: 

Sergeants' 2021  -   9th March 2021. 
Inspectors' 2021  -  12th October 2021

Candidates wishing to sit the examinations in 2020 should refer to the NPPF Candidate Handbook (2020) for details on applying and registration closing dates.

Additional Candidate guidance

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

2020 Examination Statement - All candidates should refer to this statement for details of changes to the examination syllabus for 2020.

NPPF Candidate Handbook (2020) – 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' 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 (2020) and the RA Policy Examinations. 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 (2020) 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. There is also an exam FAQ page dedicated to the changes made due to COVID-19.

Further information is available from the Government website.

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

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