Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (2)

MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
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. When will you be able to tell me how many candidates have successfully completed the Certificate?


Answer for Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (2)

Answer for Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (2)

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 CKP is a qualification that is managed by the College of Policing and administered nationally by a number of approved providers (e.g. colleges). It is important to recognise that people can apply to any of the approved providers and regardless of whether they are applying to the MPS or another police force.

The CKP can be taken by MPS applicants at any stage of their application process, and many applicants are not beginning their CKP course until they are through some, or all, stages of the recruitment process. The only requirement is that, subject to passing the rigorous police assessment process, applicants must also pass the CKP before they are able to begin recruit training.