CKP Information for Forces

‚ÄčInformation for Forces

There were a number of Approved Providers offering courses leading to the Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (CKP), new students were able to join the courses until 31 December 2019. The range of provision includes weekend, evening and distance learning.  If you want to check that a CKP submitted by a police officer applicant was awarded by an Approved Provider, see our full list of current and former Approved Providers. (Approved Providers that are currently offering courses are listed by region on our List of Approved Providers page.)

If you wish to check the CKP qualification of a potential candidate / recruit was awarded by an Approved Provider, our full list of current and former Approved Providers can be viewed here (LINK). 

A pre-application questionnaire to help candidates explore their suitability for the role of police constable, and to make a reasonably informed decision about whether to undertake the CKP or submit an application for the role of police constable, is now available

Approved Providers and completion certificates

To further strengthen the CKP Approved Provider Scheme, and to provide reassurance to candidates and potential employers, CKP Approved Providers are entitled to issue their students with a course completion certificate. This has been designed by the College of Policing to confirm that a student has completed an Approved CKP course delivered by an Approved Provider. The completion certificate complements the actual CKP qualification certificate provided by the Awarding Organisation and carries the "Approved Provider" logo

Support for forces

Some forces have restructured their IPLDP programme to now deliver and assess the CKP curriculum (knowledge and understanding) first, then go on to deliver the remainder of the IPLDP. These candidates are not attaining the CKP qualification but rather working towards achievement of the Diploma; this is a flexible model which enables CKP holders to join the course after the knowledge and understanding phase.

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