SC4004 - Knowledge of Policing (2017/18)
|Module specification||Module approved to run in 2017/18, but may be subject to modification|
|Module title||Knowledge of Policing|
|Module level||Certificate (04)|
|Credit rating for module||30|
|School||School of Social Sciences|
|Total study hours||300|
|Running in 2017/18||
This module is designed to achieve a nationally recognised pre-entry qualification in policing alongside level 4 academic credits. The module incorporates all of the national mandatory learning requirements set by the College of Policing which is essential in order to achieve the equivalence of the Certificate of Knowledge of Policing (CKP). The module builds upon the required mandatory learning by developing the students’ knowledge and understanding so that they can demonstrate a critical understanding, reflection and evaluation of the key factors and themes that are shaping the delivery of contemporary policing. Successful completion of this module - including passing all written exams - will be recognised as the equivalent of the Certificate of Knowledge in Policing, and provide 30 level 4 academic credits.
Deliver some of the practical knowledge and skills needed to become a police officer.
Critically evaluate the academic and open source data relating to the four areas of generic policing covered.
Explore the operational challenges and ethical dilemmas inherent in generic police operations.
Assessment is by means of 2 sets of 5 scenario based tests which are set by the College of Policing and are of 1 hour each in duration. Each scenario is allowed 1 hour to complete, making a total of 10 hours.
In addition, there is a single 50 question multi-choice exam at the end of the module. All elements must be passed. The assessment units are as follows:
- Apply an Evidence Base
- Provide support to victims, witnesses and vulnerable persons
- Manage conflict situations
- Use powers to deal with suspects
- Conduct Police searches
- Handle information and Intelligence
- Provide an initial response to policing incidents
- Conduct investigations
- Interview victims, informants and witnesses
- Interview suspects
There will also be a 1500-word essay on a topic selected from a choice of four essay questions which will be an online submission. All elements of the module must be passed.
Learning and teaching
Teaching sessions consist of a series of lectures and seminar group sessions in which students are encouraged to explore the practical, legislative and ethical complexities of generic policing and its management. Students draw upon recent case studies and examine actual operational scenarios. Module materials will be made available on Blackboard and opportunities for personal development planning are provided in seminar contexts. Students will have access to and will be required to study through the College of Policing online learning platform NCALT, which will consist of reference material, e learning modules and a multi choice question bank.
Demonstrate a knowledge of all mandatory units for CKP
Demonstrate a broader understanding of the wider literature regarding the implementation of basic policing tasks.
Reflect on and evaluate literature that is impacting upon the delivery of contemporary policing
There are 3 components of assessment
- A series of 10 one-hour in-class tests will be staged over the course of the module. These are scenario-based tasks set by the College of Policing, where students use knowledge gained to suggest how they would proceed when faced with such a situation. Under College of Policing requirements every test must be passed with a mark of at least 60% in order for this overall component to be passed.
- A final one-hour unseen exam will be a multiple choice test, issued by the College of Policing. Under College of Policing requirements, the exam must be passed with a mark of at least 60% in order for this overall component to be passed.
- A reflective journal of individual student experience of the module.
Bryant, R. & Bryant, S. (Eds). (2016) Blackstone’s Handbook for Policing Students. Oxford: University Press.
Connor, P. Johnston, D, Hutton, G. & McKinnon, G. (2013) Blackstone’s Policing Manuals Four Volume Set: Oxford: University Press.
Rogers, C. Lewis, R. John, T. & Reid (2011) Police Work. Principles and Practice. Abingdon: Routledge.