Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (3)

MQT on 2014-01-29
Session date: 
January 29, 2014
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


I raised questions about the affordability of the Certificate in Knowledge of Policing in February 2013, and in July 2013 you informed the Assembly that "the MPS is currently doing some work to determine whether the cost of the course is a barrier to entry that needs to be addressed, and if so, what financial support might be feasible to ensure those from low-income backgrounds are not put off applying." If you have decided to offer financial support to applicant, who will the support be available to? From when? How will people be able to find out about the financial support options? What will they have to do to access it?


Answer for Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (3)

Answer for Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As stated in my answer to MQ 0203 / 2014, the MPS will begin offering financial support from March 2014. Financial support will be offered on the basis of residency (within London) and means tested household income. Details of the financial offer, criteria and how to access it will be provided on the MPS careers website from March 2014.