Crime Prevention Modules

The Crime Prevention Learning and Development Programme is a modular programme that allows for a flexible approach to learning for those who are in, or aspire to be in, Crime Prevention roles.

This programme is suitable for crime prevention and community safety officers. It is also available to crime and disorder reduction partners from all agencies. It uses a blended learning approach including; classroom, e-learning, work based and self-study.

The College of Policing sets the standards for crime prevention training, where the learning standards are defined in the National Policing Curriculum. The learning programme is now available from the following provider that delivers the programme under licence from the College of Policing, meeting restricted College licence conditions:

  • Police Crime Prevention Initiatives. For further information on the programme or to book a place email  

The programme comprises six modules which can be taken as a block or individually:

  • An Introduction to Crime Prevention (2 days)
  • Security Products (e-learning module) (3 hours)
  • Site Surveying (3 days)
  • Multi-Agency Problem Solving (3 days)
  • Running a Crime Prevention Initiative (2 days)
  • Designing out Crime (10 days)

The first five modules have been designed to provide the learning required by anyone who is fulfilling the role of crime prevention officer, community safety officer or equivalent. The Designing out Crime module is intended for those who carry out the role of a crime prevention design adviser/architectural liaison officer.

College Assessment Arrangements; for candidates who attended College of Policing delivered Crime Prevention learning modules, since April 2016, and are currently completing the associated assessment portfolio work.

All portfolio work must be completed and submitted to  by the cohort agreed submission deadline. Where deadlines cannot be met then candidates are required to inform the Post Delivery Admin Team as soon as practicable but certainly no later than 10 working days prior to the submission deadline.

Please note; the end submission deadline is Friday 01 September 2017. The College aims to mark and send competence certificates by Friday 29 September 2017. Assessment portfolios received after midnight on the Friday 01 September 2017 will not be marked and therefore a competence certificate will not be issued.

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