Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (1)

MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In January you told me that from August - December 2013 the MPS received circa 4,800 applications for the Certificate of Knowledge in Policing and of these 24% BME and 30% female. Of these how many have been accepted to start the Certificate ?

Please provide this information broken down by ethnicity and gender.


Answer for Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (1)

Answer for Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The figure of 4,800 provided in January referred not to the number of applications for the CKP but the number of applications the MPS had received to become a police officer (both formal applications and pre-cursor expressions of interest).

The Certificate of Knowledge in Policing (CKP) is a qualification that is managed by the College of Policing and administered nationally by a number of approved providers (e.g. colleges).

Under the Equality Act 2010 all approved course providers are required to provide data on the candidate profile to the College of Policing.  The providers are currently sourcing this information but in the meantime the MPS have provided the following figures:

•              Of police recruitment in 2013-14: 1,615 individuals started a police training course who had achieved the CKP.  BME individuals accounted for 273 (16.9%) and female 532 (32.9%)

NB: in 2013-14 total police recruitment was 2,343. There were 221 transferees who do not require a CKP; and 507 PCSOs and MSCs who instead completed the Police Law and Community (PLC) course.