Supporting Resources

Accessing College of Policing national resources

The national supporting resources are available through the College of Policing's managed learning environment (MLE).

PEQF Resources

This web page provides a brief overview of each of the products available and the supporting resources for each programme.

Organisations (Higher Education Institutes, Further Education Colleges, etc.) interested in working collaboratively with police forces can request initial access to the PEQF resources necessary to enable your organisation to participate in any pre-market engagement activity, and subsequent procurement a force may run.  Terms and conditions of use are stipulated, and must be agreed and adhered to.  Access will be granted to one individual per programme, per organisation.

Programme resources are available for:

  • Police Community Support Officer Apprenticeship (PCSOA) (standard)
  • Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) (standard)
  • Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP)
  • Pre-join Degree in Professional Policing – this knowledge-based degree will be offered through training providers licensed by the College.  There is an option for training providers to collaborate with forces to enable students to gain operational experience as a special police constable.  For any immediate enquiries contact

Each programme has the following resources which are intended to ensure that collaborative development of the PEQF programmes are in accordance with national standards:

  • Programme specification - sets out core requirements that must be integrated into each of the programmes developed.  It defines the national identity of the product and informs national consistency. Programmes must be developed in accordance with this national programme specification prior to any delivery. Compliance checks will be undertaken and assessed through two interlinked processes – the College of Policing's Quality Standards Assessment and the awarding organisation's own validation/programme approval.
  • National curriculum - sets out the learning outcomes and indicative learning content to support the development of the programme. 
  • Assessment guidance - provides national guidance and specifies assessment criteria.  It also provides national guidance and assessment criteria for assessment of operational competence of those undertaking the part of the PCSO or PC role.

Additional documents:

  • National guidance for collaborative provision - offers guidance for police forces and higher education institutions (HEIs) on commissioning and procuring collaborative provision of educational qualifications for policing. This includes guiding principles for the designing, developing, and delivering collaborative educational programmes, in order to maintain the value, quality and consistency of the provision and the learning experience.
  • National Quality Assurance Strategy - explains how the College is taking account of existing quality assurance processes in the wider policing and educational arena. The College uses these processes in overseeing and supporting police forces and awarding organisations towards self-monitoring, sharing information and shared responsibility for the PEQF programmes they develop.

To arrange access to the PEQF resources, please contact us by emailing

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