PNC Queries Using Extended Search Techniques (QUEST)


​Enables staff to search for individuals by name, description, past offences, addresses and modus operandi (MO).

Who should attend

​Experienced PNC Names operators, especially those working as crime analysts. Trainers who wish to train QUEST.


​By the en​​d of this course students will have covered the following subject areas:

  • Criminal Proce​dure and Investigations Act 1996

  • Nam​es search

  • Descrip​​tion search

  • Past offe​nces search

  • Addr​ess search

  • MO se​​arch
  • Geo​graphic search.

Entry requirements

​A pass on Names Enquiry, Names Update and Offence Processing courses or their equivalent, e.g. APEL.

Course Dates and Venues

Start dateEnd dateVenuePlaces
29/01/202030/01/2020RytonPlease email
20/05/202021/05/2020RytonPlease email
09/09/202010/09/2020RytonPlease email
25/11/202026/11/2020RytonPlease email
10/02/202111/02/2021RytonPlease email

Course duration

​2 days.

Methods of delivery

​Classroom-based delivery, supported by student notes.

Assessment processes / accreditation details

​Contin​uous informal assessment throughout the course.

Formal assessment is also unde​rtaken at the end of the course.


​Delegates are awarded a certificate of competence on successful completion of the formal assessment.

Additional information

​Linked with ​​courses related to the PNC Names application.

Courses are held at cust​​omer sites and at Ryton.

Qualification and accredi​tation for all courses run can be acquired through Accreditation of Prior Experience and Learning (APEL). Please call for details.

Course fees do not​ include accommodation for students. Accommodation is available on site at Ryton and also in the local area.

Course Booking Form



Cost to HO forces


£340.50 Tuition fee (Prices are valid 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020) £350.00 Tuition fee (Prices are valid from 1 Oct 2019 for courses from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021)

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