Career pathway workshop

An online workshop for police and staff from underrepresented groups in senior policing who want to progress to chief officer.

For police officers and staff (substantive chief inspectors, superintendents, chief superintendents and police staff equivalents) who identify with a group underrepresented in senior policing, and are interested in finding out more about the career pathway to becoming a chief officer within the next one to five years.

This two-hour online workshop gives an overview of the assessment process for entry to the strategic command course (SCC), and the course itself. 

It aims to provide information and dispel myths around the process to help you make an informed decision about whether the SCC and becoming a chief officer is for you. 

There will be opportunities to:

  • find out more about the assessment processes and the structure, content and approach to the SCC
  • discuss your personal development
  • hear from recent SCC alumni, who share their own experience of the process, with the opportunity to ask questions

Feedback from attendees

'The workshop was inspiring and in fact, forced me to reflect on my development and stop putting off preparing for sPNAC'.

Key details

Qualification eligibility

Substantive chief inspectors to chief superintendents (and police staff equivalent) who identify with a group underrepresented in senior policing.


Two hours

Course contact
Senior leadership hub

Additional information

Session dates

The next career pathway workshop will be arranged following the review into chief officer progression and development. This review is underway. 

Please email [email protected] if you would like to be contacted once we have a firm date.

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