Level 5 Diploma in Police Management

Course Description

Overview

The Level 5 Certificate in Police Management is designed to recognise and develop the competence of individuals who are aspiring and practising managers within the police sector.

This qualification has been developed with Skills for Justice and is accredited on the Regulated Qualifications Framework
for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Description

The Qualifications have developed the learner’s ability to:
    • Able to use initiative when managing operational threats and risks.
    • Demonstrate strong leadership skills in the planning of law enforcement operations.
    • Opportunity to enhance their Employment value.
    • Learner will possess the ability to implement operational changes.

Assessment

Assessment is normally via practical work-based assignments provided by your Approved Centre.  This ensures you minimise time away from work and that you undertake work study which is relevant to your own organisation’s context.

Entry Requirements

These qualifications can be offered to Learners from age 18.

The Qualifications have been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access and progression:
    • IELTS minimum 5.0- 6.5 overall with no fail.
    • Minimum 3A Levels or equivalent qualification.
    • Pass 5 GCSE subjects
We consider applicants:
    • Who have demonstrated some ability and possess Qualifications at Level 3, for example ‘A’ Levels or vocational awards.
    • Who have spent some time in an organisational role and wish to develop their careers further.
    • With professional experience looking to change careers through work-based learning.

Module Structure

    • Manage operational threats and risks in a policing context
    • Principles of management and leadership
    • Manage policing investigations in own area of responsibility
    • Develop and implement an operational plan
    • Obtain, analyse and provide information to support decision making
    • Initiate and implement operational change
    • Determine and review authorisations for law enforcement
    • Plan law enforcement operations
    • Deploy resources for law enforcement operations

Optional:

    • Initiate and implement operational change
    • Determine and review authorisations for law enforcement
    • Plan law enforcement operations
    • Deploy resources for law enforcement operations

Progression

On successful completion of the Level 5 Certificate in Police Management, a number of progression opportunities become available:

    • Enhance your professional status by upgrading your CMI membership
    • Progress to another qualification at the next level (e.g. from Level 5 to Level 6)

This qualification has been developed in consultation with employers and other key stakeholders. It is aimed at recognising and developing the competence of individuals who are aspiring and practising managers within the police sector.

Work-Based Learning Opportunities

Below are examples of potential career opportunities you could explore:
    • First-line supervisors of police and detectives
    • Detectives and criminal investigator
    • First-line supervisors of correctional officers
    • Transit and railroad police
    • Police and sheriff’s patrol officers