CR6014 - Advanced Professional Development

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What will I learn on this module?

This year long module begins with two weeks of classroom-based teaching and learning focused around the five specialist areas of policing

determined by the College of Policing and reflected in the PCDA core curriculum (Response Policing; Policing Communities; Policing the

Roads; Information and Intelligence; Conducting Investigations to include PIP level 2). During this module you undertake an extended period

of operational practice, punctuated by additional periods of classroom-based learning on related modules. While the majority of time in the

workplace will be spent on general deployment, you will complete a 15-week work-based attachment on your chosen area of specialism.

This module encompasses two elements of the End Point Assessment.


PCDA curriculum learning outcomes:


Week 1 & 2:

Information and Intelligence: 1.1-1.4; 2.1-2.6; 3.1-4.6

Response Policing:1.1-1.9; 2.1-3.5

Policing Communities: 1.1-1.7; 2.1-3.2

Policing the Roads: 1.1-1.2

Conducting investigations: 1.1 – 6.4

How will I learn on this module?

The main learning strategy utilised throughout the module is work based learning; learning that is derived from doing a job of work and taking

on a role in the workplace (general and specialist operational police deployment). In addition to this you will learn through a series of different

classroom based delivery styles which will include traditional taught lectures to cover theoretical / procedural aspects of the curriculum,

supplemented with seminar and workshop sessions where you will be a more active learner, making connections between theory / procedure

in practice.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

During the classroom based weeks you will be supported through active participation and discussion during seminars and workshops. These

offer a unique opportunity to fully understand the criminological, legal, and business theory, and procedural policy and legislation

underpinning five specialist policing areas including response policing; policing communities; policing the roads; information and intelligence;

conducting investigations (including PIP level 2).


All lecture, seminar and workshop material will be available on the University’s eLearning Portal, supplemented with guidance on further

reading relevant to the subjects. Opportunities for formative assessment and feedback will help you to prepare for summative

assessment. Written and oral summative assessment feedback will also be provided to allow you to understand how you performed.


During the 15-week specialist attachment you will be supported in the work place by the wider Northumbria Police team which you

will be working alongside.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding: How will I be assessed? (SRS 0006) Please give details of all formative and summative assessment process indicating which MLOs will be addressed and how feedback will be provided. Programme (Level) Learning Outcomes that this module contributes to:

1. Demonstrate ability for critical and analytical reflection around police decision making in a range of complicated professional situations. 2. Be able to demonstrate advanced levels of knowledge and understanding around police powers, legislation, criminal procedure, police officer autonomy and discretion. 3. Demonstrate ability for critical and analytical understanding of issues around police governance and accountability structures. Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities: 4. Demonstrate competence in delivering lawful, ethical, safe and effective front-line policing in your chosen specific professional area of police practice. Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA): 5. Demonstrate the ability for complex thinking around police knowledge and practice, including the ability to contextualise this in an evidence based policing framework.

How will I be assessed?

You will be summatively assessed on this module through four pieces of work. Assessed Component One: Satisfactory completion of a 15-week attachment to a specialist policing department (Pass/Fail). (IPS1). Assessed Component Two: A 2,500-word reflective journal detailing the learning undertaken during the specialist attachment. The journal should include some reflection on the learning and practice experiences gained throughout the PCDA, a reflective review of progress to date, and insight into future policing career aspirations (50%). (KU1, KU2, KU3) Assessed Component Three (an integral part of the End Point Assessment): An individual presentation and discussion. The oral presentation will focus upon the completion of the evidence-based research project and will last 30 minutes. The presentation should include critical analysis and reflection on the foundation provided by operational competence; the application of higher-level skills, knowledge and behaviours to the role of police constable; how the findings from the research project could be synthesised into operational practice, with some demonstration of key learning points including improvements or adjustments to own or others working practices. The panel discussion takes place between the student officer, academic staff, police trainers, and the Independent Assessor. It will focus on how the student officer’s acquisition of academic and professional knowledge, skills, and behaviour throughout the duration of the programme underpins their work as an operational police constable. The discussion should last 30-40 minutes (50%). (KU2, IPS1, PVA1). Assessed Component Four (an integral part of the End Point Assessment): A professional discussion with an Independent Assessor based upon the student officers’ OCP (Pass/Fail). (KU1, KU2, IPS1, PVA1). All assessment criteria will be made available to you at the start of the module, this will include End Point Assessment grading criteria. Opportunities for formative assessment and feedback include: * Ongoing feedback on performance during specialist attachment. * Submission of A4 bullet point draft of reflective journal. * Submission of A4 bullet point draft of EPA oral presentation.

Pre-requisite(s)

N/A

Co-requisite(s)

N/A

Module abstract

This year long module begins with two weeks of classroom based teaching and learning focused around the five specialist areas

of policing determined by the College of Policing and reflected in the PCDA core curriculum (Response Policing; Policing

Communities; Policing the Roads; Information and Intelligence; Conducting Investigations to include PIP level 2). During this

module you undertake an extended period of operational practice, punctuated by additional periods of classroom based learning

on related modules. While the majority of time in the workplace will be spent on general deployment, you will complete a 15-

week work based attachment on your chosen area of specialism. This module encompasses two elements of the End Point

Assessment.

Course info

Credits 60

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time

Location Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start March 2021 or March 2022

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