HR9617 - Advanced Professional Policing

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What will I learn on this module?

Students will examine key aspects of leadership and communication within the context of contemporary policing. It builds upon the notions of ‘the

profession’, and ‘professional policing’, with ideas about ‘leadership’, ‘coaching’ and ‘mentoring ’and applies them to the contemporary police organisation

and those working within it. Students will also examine the ideas of ‘work-based’ and ‘standardised’ assessment and the relationship of these to

professional standards within the police service. Students will consider the role of communication in contemporary policing. Communication is not only

important to leadership, coaching and mentoring it is a vital aspect of contemporary policing society and so the module also examines media strategy and

engagement and the police’s use of social media”.

PCDA curriculum learning outcomes:

Weeks 19 & 30:

Leadership and Team Working; 1

Introduction to Coaching, Mentoring and Assessment; 1-4

Communication skills 1-3

How will I learn on this module?

Topics will normally be introduced in lectures and explored through blended learning involving a variety of classroom based and on-line activities. The aim

is to use interactive presentations, speakers from relevant police departments, tutor-guided and independent student learning, along with student

presentations and formative assessments. You will be encouraged to develop independent learning skills. The university library offers support for all

students through its catalogue and an Ask4Help online service

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Students will be supported through a variety of means including classroom participation and discussion. 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. Written or verbal assessment

feedback will be used to enable students to understand how they performed and how these aspects can be improved in subsequent assessments.

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:
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team –

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding: 1) Understand the principles and practices of work-based assessment within policing 2) Appreciate the importance and applicability of coaching and mentoring to a professional police organisation and the skills required to deliver them Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities: 3) Know key principles of police leadership and employ appropriate leadership skills as a police constable Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA): 4) Know how to deal effectively with traditional media and how to use social media for policing purposes

How will I be assessed?

Learning outcomes 1, 2 and 3 will be assessed in a written assessment of approximately 2,500 words (50%). Learning outcomes 4 will be assessed by an individual presentation of no more than 10 minutes (50%). Opportunities for formative assessment on the module include: * Feedback on submission of A4 bullet point draft of written assignment. * Feedback on submission of A4 bullet point draft of presentation.





Module abstract

There are two main aspects to the module. One involves the ideas and role of leadership, coaching and mentoring within a contemporary police service.

This leads to an examination of professional standards within the police service and the use of ‘work-based’ and ‘standardised’ assessment. The other part

considers the role of communication in contemporary policing not only within the police organisation but to the police service. Unsurprisingly, the module

examines working with the traditional mass media strategy, as well as the police’s use of social media.

Course info

Credits 20

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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