Police Training Roles Learning and Development Programme

PTRLDP is a modular programme which allows a flexible approach to learning for those seeking to achieve the relevant police training roles standard.

The programme, which is available for local or regional delivery, provides the following features:

  • a modular design
  • a blended and values-based approach to learning
  • embedding of many strands of learning, including equality, diversity and human rights and the National Decision Model
  • support for work-based learning and assessment
  • mapping of modular content to nationally recognised qualifications: Level 3 Award in Education and Training and Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training.

PTRLDP's modular structure allows for flexible attendance and completion of the learning. There is no requirement to complete classroom-based activities in one block. Modules may be run at regular intervals during the year, and learners may enrol for individual modules, combinations of modules or an entire programme, as appropriate to their prior experience and individual training needs.

On the right side of this page, you can find:

  • an overview of the programme
  • details of individual modules in the programme
  • answers to frequently asked questions
  • information on how to access modules
  • contact details for PTRLDP enquiries.

For information about the Police Sector Standards for Trainer, Tutor, Instructor and Presenter, see our Standards for Police Training Roles page.


PTRLDP gives learners the opportunity to achieve a nationally recognised teaching award/qualification, as well as being aligned to the Police Sector Standards for Training Roles and the Skills for Justice Role Profiles.

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training (which recently replaced the Level 3 Award) award can be achieved concurrently with the Core Skills and Values module. The fuller suite of PTRLDP modules underpins achievement of the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (which recently replaced the CTLLS qualification). This full teaching qualification requires a more significant level of post-course study and ongoing assessment.

The Level 3 Award and Level 4 Certificate are both represented within the national Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

For further information or advice on PTRLDP and its relationship to relevant teaching and/or training qualifications, please contact us.

Exemption from attendance

1. Completion of the Core Skills and Values module is a prerequisite for all subsequent PTRLDP modules. However, experienced candidates may be formally exempted from this module if they can demonstrate that they are competent in the module outcomes.

The College of Policing's Trainer Development Exemption Panel manages the exemption process, which requires the candidate to complete a competency-based application form. Please contact us for further details.

2. Completion of the Enabling Learning in Practice module outcomes is a prerequisite for the following modules:

Candidates may be exempted from attending the Enabling Learning in Practice module; this is a local decision and does not require the formal approval of the Exemption Panel.

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