LW5024 - Introduction to Policing Practice in Key Areas

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What will I learn on this module?

Day one will introduce you to how year 2 of the policing constable degree apprenticeship will proceed. This will cover a basic introduction to the modules to be studied, the assessments throughout the year, and details of the five attachments. This module will then re-commence in week 4, with a week in the classroom introducing key educational areas both those of more generic policing relevance, but concentrating upon specific policing functions and responsibilities. Throughout this module, you will undertake more advanced learning across the five principal areas of professional practice to acquire higher-level operational knowledge and skills in the following five key areas:

• Response policing
• Policing communities
• Policing the roads
• Information and intelligence
• Conducting investigations.

After the one week of classroom-based learning, there will be five work attachments in each key area throughout the year, providing practical experience achieved through operational deployment, in recognition of the complexity of the various operational functions covered by these distinct policing areas. The combination of the classroom learning and the five work attachments will provide you with the high-level skills of a multi-competent police constable.

PCDA Learning Outcomes:

Classroom and practical weeks (1, 4-19, 21-36, 38-52)
Information and intelligence – 1.1-1.4; 2.1-2.4; 3.1-3.6; 4.1-4.5
Response Policing: 1.1-1.4; 2.1-2.6; 3.1-3.3; 4.1-5.4
Policing communities – 1.1-1.4;2.1 – 2.7; 3.1.-3.7; 4.1 – 4.3.
Roads Policing 1.1-1.3; 2.1-2.4; 3.1-3.3; 4.1-4.6; 5.1-5.3
Conducting Investigations 1.1-1.3; 2.1-2.3; 3.1-3.3; 4.1-4.2; 5.1-5.4; 6.1-6.3; 7.1-7.8.

How will I learn on this module?

The module will run across the year where you will learn through lectures during the first week of the module (week 4), while also undertaking private-study. The module will use case-studies to illustrate topics and achieve learning outcomes. You will then undertake

The module eLearning Portal (eLP) site will contain a module handbook outlining the content of the module. Lecture slides, digital lecture recordings, and supplementary reading etc. will also be made available on the eLP site.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

You will be supported through active participation and discussion during classroom sessions. All lecture and seminar material will be available on the eLP, supplemented with guidance on further relevant reading. During the five attachments through the year you will be supported by area specialists and coaches. Assessment feedback will also be provided to allow you to understand how you performed and how you can build on this performance in subsequent assessments within your programme.

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:
By the end of the module you should be able to:
1. Demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of key principles of policing practice and be able to apply those principles during work attachments.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
By the end of the module you should be able to:
2. Apply higher level operational knowledge and skills to five specialist areas.

3. Carry out policing duties including policing the roads and communities, and conduct investigations, effectively and ethically.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):

By the end of the module you should have developed the ability to:

4. Enhance your knowledge and understanding of key principles of policing practice and carry out lawful, safe and effective policing tasks in five key specialist areas.

How will I be assessed?

Full Operational Competence (FOC): The assessment of applied skills in the workplace will examine the links to underpinning theory, knowledge and understanding from the curriculum.

To achieve full operational competence, the Operational Competence Portfolio should provide evidence of the learner’s continuing development of knowledge, skills and experience (and, by implication, enhanced professional practice) throughout the latter stages of the programme, up to when the learner is put forward for formal final assessment.
This evidence will be of two broad types:
1. Further evidence relating to the performance areas originally covered by IPS will continue to be collated throughout the programme, even after IPS has been achieved. Evidence should be presented in the portfolio relating to two further occasions of professional performance linked to each of the assessment criteria for Independent Patrol (IPS). The further entries in the portfolio should provide evidence of enhanced professional practice. *1 to 10 below
2. In addition, evidence should also be provided in respect of how the learner has met the following higher-level assessment criteria on three occasions *11 to 14 below.

Evidence supporting operational competence gathered and presented in the OCP at any stage during the learning programme should conform to the following key underpinning principles:
• Validity – The legitimacy of the evidence provided e.g. body-worn camera footage may be deemed more valid than the account of a fellow learner
• Authenticity – Is the evidence truthful and honest or has it been fabricated?
• Currency – Is the evidence relevant to what is currently being assessed?
• Sufficiency – Is there sufficient evidence on which to make an assessment judgement?

Much assessment evidence will occur naturally and will manifest itself in many different forms. Types of evidence that are likely to be relevant to achievement of operational competence can include the following (note: this is not an exhaustive list):
• Evidence from incidents and situations that the candidate has taken part in during their operational duties, and which may therefore link directly to case file documentation
• Audio or digital recording (including body-worn video) of relevant events
• Testimonials e.g. where evidence has been prepared by the candidate for court purposes
• Feedback from the community, colleagues across the wider policing family and partner agencies or groups
• Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD) activities
• Reflective accounts
• Professional discussions
• Corroborating evidence

Pre-requisite(s)

NA

Co-requisite(s)

NA

Module abstract

This module will introduce key educational areas both those of more generic policing relevance, but concentrating upon specific policing functions and responsibilities. The module will examine the following five principal areas of professional practice:
• Response policing
• Policing communities
• Policing the roads
• Information and intelligence
• Conducting investigations.
After a week of classroom based learning, there will be in each key area throughout the year, providing practical experience achieved through operational deployment, in recognition of the complexity of the various operational functions covered by these distinct policing areas. The combination of the classroom learning and the five work attachments providing the high-level skills of a multi-competent police constable.

Course info

Credits 40

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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