Professional Development Platform

Our Professional Development Platform is a one stop shop providing information about your Policing Professional Profile (PPP), Recognition for Prior Experience and Learning (RPL), and the Competency and Values Framework (CVF).

The Policing Professional Profiles (PPP) are designed to help:

  • Individual post holders to understand what they are accountable for, and to know the essential skills, experience and qualifications for any role so that they can explore potential progression, development and educational opportunities.
  • Line managers to objectively review an individual's performance and inform their personal development plans.
  • Human Resources managers to inform the job evaluation, recruitment, deployment and promotion processes at force level.
  • Learning and development managers to identify training needs and to provide effective CPD and development opportunities.

Recognition of Prior Experience and Learning (RPL) is a process that potentially could give serving/retired police officers and staff academic credits for their previous experience and the courses or learning programmes they may have completed during their service. This section contains:

  • Information for individuals, forces and Higher Education Institutions.
  • A credit estimator to see how many credits you might be able to claim.
  • A directory of courses you might be able to apply for.

The Competency and Values Framework (CVF) replaces the Policing Professional Framework (PPF) Personal Qualities and sets out nationally recognised behaviours and values to support all policing professionals in a range of local and national processes, both now and in the future. The framework ensures that there are clear expectations of everyone working in policing, which in turn, will lead to standards being raised for the benefit and safety of the public.


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