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POLICE PROMOTION SUCCESS

The intensive and highly interactive one day event explains the competency based interview framework in detail, develops your understanding of the leadership expectations and behaviours for your organisation and the standards required for the Fast Track (PC to Inspector) programme, and equips you with the skills to prepare and deliver effective answers at your board interview.
 

We are 100% confident that if you attend a bselected Police Promotion Board Success Masterclass your technique and ability will dramatically improve in a matter of hours. The result will be a massive boost to your confidence and chance of success at your board.
 

Prior to your board bselected offer a 30 minute FaceTime or Skype session to role play an answer of your choice, helping you refine and polish your technique ready for the day. This session will be arranged at your convenience.
 

As part of the package you receive 2 months help and support via phone and/or email. This will enable you to discuss any issues you have or clarify particular concerns. We are happy to defer this support to when you have a confirmed date of your board.
 

The bselected Police Promotion Success Package costs £299. The price includes lunch & light refreshments on the day of the masterclass and all 3 parts of the package as detailed above.
 

Masterclasses are held nationwide and can be tailored to coincide with local promotion board timings. Please follow the `Click here` link below to see the most up to date schedule.
 

To find out more and to register yourself on to the course please click here

 

BSc(Hons)

POLICING AND INVESTIGATION

 

Create opportunities for your career in policing and criminal investigations through a flexible, part-time course. 

Why take this course?

This course explores the many and diverse challenges confronting the policing and investigation sector and provides you with the opportunity to develop an in-depth knowledge of contemporary policing and investigative issues. You will also develop a range of critical and analytical research skills which can be used in a range of different professional contexts. The Institute of Criminal Justice Studies is the leading UK centre for research and learning in criminal justice and you will benefit from the expertise of academic staff who have considerable academic and professional experience in policing and investigative work. 

The course will appeal to students seeking an alternative to full-time, campus based study who are attracted to a potential career in the field of policing and/or investigation and also to professionals working in either the policing or investigation sector and who are seeking to enhance their critical and analytical skills and their career and promotion prospects.

Distance Learning Brochure

What will I experience?

On this course you can:

  • Develop academic and professional expertise in policing and criminal investigation.
  • Specialise in the areas of these fields that interest you.
  • Earn the Certificate of Knowledge in Policing, vital to a career in a UK police force.
  • Follow a distance learning course designed to allow you to combine study and work, progressing at your own pace and in your own location, with our interactive online learning materials.
  • Gain university credit for your relevant prior learning and experience, allowing you to complete a stage, and therefore the course, in a shorter period.

We are keen to broaden the range of people who study with us, and offer a system to convert your prior learning in work or volunteering into university credit. Those who have completed an appropriate Foundation degree can do the final year of this course and gain a full honours degree.

Students can also exit after 18 months of study and achieve a nationally recognised Certificate of Higher Education or exit after 36 months and achieve a nationally recognised Diploma of Higher Education.

What opportunities might it lead to?

Graduates will be well-equipped for employment in the police, the Civil Service, local government and other public and private sector bodies which have many openings for criminal investigators, police staff, analysts and researchers.  The programme also covers a range of criminal justice issues while developing the wider skills necessary to produce a portfolio of knowledge and abilities that supports career development opportunities in a wider range of careers, or postgraduate study. 

How do I apply?

Complete the University's online application form (not a UCAS form). 

All applicants should apply as soon as possible to reserve a place and ensure adequate preparations are made for the start of your studies. You should attempt to make applications for entry in 2015 before the 7th of September 2015. Applications received after this date will be considered, but your course induction and start to studies may be disrupted. 

John Fox, Course Leader Police Studies

I believe that 'policing', in its widest sense, is going through unprecedented changes, and that those involved in policing face new investigative challenges such as human trafficking, cybercrime, and child sexual exploitation. 

John Fox, course leader 2013

 

KEY FACTS

DURATION
4.5 years part time distance learning. Start date: September.
ENTRY
Access to this course is open to all individuals subject to the approval of the course leader.English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.Other qualifications2016 entry requirements
FEES

UK/EU/Channel Islands/Isle of Man students and International students
2015/16 entry: part time: £3,000 p/a* and £1,500* in year 5 
2016/17 entry: partl time: £3,000 p/a* and £1,500* in year 5

*Tuition fee may be subject to annual increase.

For details see terms and conditions

CONTACT
icjs-dlug@port.ac.uk
+44 (0)23 9284 3148
DEPARTMENT
Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
 

 

Research methods – doing surveys (The Open University Policing Research Consortium)

The Open University are running a series of lunchtime 'webinars' which are free to all police officers and staff. Find out the latest thinking on practical issues affecting the police. Log in at your desk or at home, listen to specialists and other practitioners and ask questions if you'd like to.

Want to stop wasting time and money on surveys? Everything you want to know about how to design a good survey for your Force or research project/dissertation and get answers that can actually affect how policing is delivered!

12.30pm to 1.30pm, Wednesday , 15th July 2015

Please could you register your interest with adele.bradbury@open.ac.uk who will send you the website address and instructions on how to join the webinar. It's really advisable to visit the site well in advance of the webinar, perhaps a week or so earlier, just to make sure you can access the site from your computer. 

For any other queries or for assistance you can contact Adele directly on (01908) 332337.


Visual identification techniques - (The Open University Policing Research Consortium)

The Open University are running a series of lunchtime 'webinars' which are free to all police officers and staff. Find out the latest thinking on practical issues affecting the police. Log in at your desk or at home, listen to specialists and other practitioners and ask questions if you'd like to.

For all those working in custody or investigations. What are the pitfalls of the current PACE regulations? What might need to change? How can you secure the best evidence?

12.30pm to 1.30pm, Tuesday, 8th September 2015

Please could you register your interest with adele.bradbury@open.ac.uk who will send you the website address and instructions on how to join the webinar. It's really advisable to visit the site well in advance of the webinar, perhaps a week or so earlier, just to make sure you can access the site from your computer. 

For any other queries or for assistance you can contact Adele directly on (01908) 332337.

 

Code of ethics (The Open University Policing Research Consortium)

The Open University are running a series of lunchtime 'webinars' which are free to all police officers and staff. Find out the latest thinking on practical issues affecting the police. Log in at your desk or at home, listen to specialists and other practitioners and ask questions if you'd like to.

For all leaders and managers. What have we learnt from the implementation of the PSNI Code of Ethics which might help application in England and Wales? How does this affect your daily work?

12.30pm to 1.30pm, Wednesday, 23rd September 2015

Please could you register your interest with adele.bradbury@open.ac.uk who will send you the website address and instructions on how to join the webinar. It's really advisable to visit the site well in advance of the webinar, perhaps a week or so earlier, just to make sure you can access the site from your computer.

For any other queries or for assistance you can contact Adele directly on (01908) 332337.


Research & Intelligence Support Centre (RISC) - Various Courses

RISC currently have these courses running:

10/11/2015
(3 days) Internet Investigation Tradecraft Course - 2 PLACES LEFT ! Wyboston Lakes, Bedfordshire, UK
Delivered by one of the UK's leading experts in Internet Investigation and covers all aspects of investigative work, including security & covert issues.

16/11/2015
(10 days) Intelligence Analysis Course - SOLD OUT ! Wyboston Lakes, Bedfordshire, UK
Designed for tactical level analysis and those at entry level. This is the course if you are an individual looking to start a career in Intelligence Analysis, or if you are working at the tactical level. The course meets the UK National Occupational Standards for Intelligence Analysis.

08/12/2015
(4 days) Researchers Course - 3 places left ! Wyboston Lakes, Bedfordshire, UK
Designed for Researchers and Trainee Analysts who support intelligence units in law enforcement, commerce or industry. Ideal for those who need training in research methodology, and for those who support intelligence units. Day 1 is an Open Source Intelligence Day and can be attended separately if desired.

29/02/2016
(10 days) Intelligence Analysis Course Wyboston Lakes, Bedfordshire, UK
Designed for tactical level analysis and those at entry level. This is the course if you are an individual looking to start a career in Intelligence Analysis, or if you are working at the tactical level. The course meets the UK National Occupational Standards for Intelligence Analysis.

07/03/2016
(1 days) Open Source Intelligence Masterclass Wyboston Lakes, Bedfordshire, UK
Designed to assist online research, and covers the world of the internet and associated investigative issues.

07/03/2016
(4 days) Researchers Course Wyboston Lakes, Bedfordshire, UK
Designed for Researchers and Trainee Analysts who support intelligence units in law enforcement, commerce or industry. Ideal for those who need training in research methodology, and for those who support intelligence units. Day 1 is an Open Source Intelligence Day and can be attended separately if desired.

18/04/2016
(5 days) Strategic Assessment & Analysis Wyboston Lakes, Bedfordshire, UK
Strategic Assessment & Analysis Course. New shorter design over an intensive 5 days. Students will acquire the skills and knowledge to produce high quality strategic assessments. This course meets the UK National Occupational Standards for Intelligence Analysis.

10/05/2016
(3 days) Internet Investigation Tradecraft Course Wyboston Lakes, Bedfordshire, UK
This course concentrates on tradecraft, and not just online sites for investigation purposes. Delivered by one of the UK's leading experts in Internet Investigation and covers all aspects of investigative work, including security & covert issues.

Click here to view these courses, and others RISC have scheduled.
 

MMU in association with CILEx Law School

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Location: MMU in association with CILEx Law School

Dawn Gray
Professional Courses Administrator, CILEx Law School, College House, Manor Drive
Kempston
Bedford MK42 7AB

Website: www.cilexlawschool.ac.uk/MMU_LLB
Email: d.gray@cilexlawschool.ac.uk
Tel: 01234 844366

LLB (Hons) in Legal Practice
A COLLABORATION BETWEEN MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY AND CILEx LAW SCHOOL

The LLB in Legal Practice is a law degree with a difference. It enables you to combine essential legal knowledge with practical legal skills while gaining a valuable law degree from Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU).

Developed jointly by MMU School of Law and CILEx Law School, the degree is taught via supported distance learning, so you can study from anywhere in the UK. The legal practice electives fulfil all the academic study required to become a chartered legal executive lawyer, which is what makes this programme so distinctive.

In common with other law degrees, the LL.B in Legal Practice will also prepare you for further training if you want to become a solicitor or barrister. On graduating you will be able to apply legal theory to practical law with confidence, making you more employable than graduates who have studied a traditional law degree.

The fees for the September 2015 intake are £3,940. Subsequent years may be subject to a small inflationary increase of between 2.5% and 5% per annum. Total fees for the four-year course are likely to be in the region of £17-18,000. Annual fees can be paid in three instalments.

KEY BENEFITS

• Flexible four-year distance learning degree
• Designed to improve your employability
• Qualifying law degree - gives access to the vocational stage of solicitor/barrister training
• Meets the academic requirements to become a chartered legal executive lawyer
• Helps you avoid significant student debt - fees are competitive and you can earn and learn at the same time

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

This LLB is for anyone who is interested in:

- gaining a qualifying law degree to use as a basis for further vocational training as a solicitor or barrister;
- following the training route to be a Chartered Legal Executive and achieving a law degree along the way;
- having a head start amongst other law graduates in understanding how academic law is applied in legal practice
- retraining to a new career on redundancy, particularly if you are currently working in a law-related career such as the police service.

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

You will study all of the standard ‘foundations of legal knowledge’ which permit you to undertake further training as a solicitor or barrister. As you progress through the course you can choose from a range of available electives. So if you want a future role in law - or you are already working in a legal environment - you can build your qualification to match your career goals.
Even if your aspirations are not in law, you will graduate with lots of valuable transferable skills. See below for a summary of what you will study in each year

Year 1

Legal System and Society
Contract
Tort

Year 2

Public Law
Criminal Law
and one further law subject* selected from:
Family Law
Wills and Succession
Employment Law or
Company and Partnership Law

Year 3

Land Law
The Law of the European Union
and one legal practice subject* selected from:
Civil Litigation
Company and Partnership Practice
Criminal Practice
Employment Practice
Family Practice or
Probate Practice

Year 4

Equity & Trusts and one legal practice subject selected from the Year 3 list
You will also study Professional Skills in Practice

*It is not guaranteed that all the law or legal practice electives will be available in a given year.

HOW YOU WILL STUDY

The course is taught via supported distance learning, over four years, giving you the flexibility to balance your current commitments with your study. The course starts with a face-to-face induction session in September, when you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to manage your study programme. You will be given your course timetable and printed materials, as well as being introduced to the on-line facilities and support. After the induction session you will be set course work for each of the subjects for you to do at home in your own time, which are then sent for marking. There will be opportunities to submit ‘mock’ or ‘practice’ assessments before each formal assessment so that you can receive tutor feedback about how you can improve your performance.
Each module has timetabled submission dates for your study exercises so you have a structure to work to, which will help you to maintain the momentum throughout the year. Don’t worry if the idea of organising your study time is daunting: our experienced team will be available to give advice and encouragement by phone and email.
Before the examinations there is a revision weekend to help you to prepare. Expert tutors will guide you through the syllabus highlighting key topics and explaining points of special significance. The induction, revision and exam sessions are all held in Manchester. Other than this there is no attendance requirement. One of the great benefits of studying by distance learning is that you will have all the support you need without the requirement to attend classes, although there is enough face-to-face contact to ensure that you get to know us and your fellow students.

LEARNING MATERIALS AND STUDY SUPPORT

As a distance learning student it is important that all the course materials are easy to use and deliver knowledge in the most efficient way.

For each law and legal practice module the syllabus is delivered through specially written course materials including a course manual, webcasts and study exercises.

The study exercises give you practice in applying the knowledge that you have gained, and feedback from lecturers helps to develop your understanding of the subject matter.

As well as the extensive course resources on the online CILEx Law School Student Area you will also have access to the MMU virtual learning environment, including its comprehensive electronic library facilities and careers support.

On-course support is available by phoning CILEx Law School’s academic helpline or you can post a query on the on-line forum which is monitored by qualified academics. The professional skills subjects are taught using on-line resources in a variety of media for you to work through at home, with accompanying notes and exercises. You can be sure that you will be supported throughout your course by qualified and dedicated teachers.

CILEx Law School is a specialist distance learning provider: we know how to ensure that, even if you are studying at a distance, you have ongoing support available by telephone, email and bulletin board so that you can keep in touch and get all the support you need as you go along.

YOUR CAREER PROSPECTS

You will have access to MMU’s dedicated Law Careers and Employability Adviser, who is contactable throughout the course, to provide help with CVs, job applications, career options, covering letters and more. You can expect support with your legal career whilst you study and for up to three years after you graduate.

As the course is a qualifying law degree, on graduation you will be eligible to undertake further training as a solicitor or barrister, or to qualify as a chartered legal executive lawyer. Solicitors, barristers and chartered legal executives are all qualified lawyers. Depending on which branch of the profession you choose to pursue, your route to qualification will differ. Chartered Legal Executive lawyers are qualified to the same level as solicitors, but the legal practice element of their training is narrower as they select the area of practice in which they wish to specialise. As a result, all the academic study necessary to qualify as a legal executive can be incorporated into your degree programme.

QUALIFYING AS A CHARTERED LEGAL EXECUTIVE LAWYER

If your career goal is to become a partner in a law firm then that is something you can achieve by becoming a Chartered Legal Executive lawyer. As well as being a partner there are other opportunities for Chartered Legal Executives, such as becoming advocates or even, for suitably experienced candidates, judicial appointment.

Once you have graduated from the LLB in Legal Practice you will be eligible to become a Graduate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx), subject to paying exemption fees to CILEx so that your LLB will be accepted in lieu of the usual CILEx exams.

To become a Chartered Legal Executive lawyer you must also acquire a three year period of qualifying employment, one year of which must take place after you have graduated. Two of the three years can take place contemporaneously with your studies, so we recommend that you apply for work as a paralegal while studying for your degree if you want to become a Chartered Legal Executive lawyer.

More information on becoming a Chartered Legal Executive lawyer is available at www.cilex.org.uk.

QUALIFYING AS A SOLICITOR OR BARRISTER

To become a solicitor or barrister, you must study either the post-graduate LPC (Legal Practice Course) to become a solicitor, or the BPTC (Bar Professional Training Course) if you want to be a barrister. After completing either the LPC or BPTC,both branches of the profession require you to undergo a further period of training with an employer. To fully qualify as a solicitor, you must complete aTraining Contract (or Work Based Learning) with a law firm.

For more information on the process, and qualifying as a lawyer, see the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority's website.

To qualify as a barrister you must complete pupillage with a barristers’chambers. For more information on the process and qualifying as a barrister, see the Bar Standards Board's website.

MMU SCHOOL OF LAW

MMU School of Law is one of the largest law schools in the UK with a long history of delivering top class legal education. It offers a full portfolio of full and part-time law courses, ranging from undergraduate degrees, through to professional training for solicitors and barristers. With over 100 staff, many of whom are qualified lawyers, you can be assured you’ll be studying on a quality course delivered by experienced professionals. MMU has strong, lasting links to the local legal profession and are conveniently based at the heart of Manchester.

The School of Law is also experienced in offering alternative study routes, having provided an open access part-time law degree for a number of years. MMU staff have developed the syllabus of the LL.B in Legal Practice programme which is delivered using ILEX Tutorial College’s tried and tested supported distance learning techniques.

CILEx LAW SCHOOL

MMU has linked up with CILEx Law School due to its unrivalled pedigree in delivering distance learning courses in law and legal practice. CILEx Law School provides a named contact during office hours to help and advise you on course related matters, as well as handling the administration of your study exercises. When you enrol on the course you will be given access to CILEx Law School’s on-line Student Area for your course-specific resources.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You will be admitted to the programme either on the basis of recent academic achievement or through evidence of achievement in the sphere of paid or voluntary work. If you are relying on academic achievement you should have:

• Key skills or GCSE English language at grade C or IELTS at 6.5 (for overseas students)
And should satisfy ONE of the following:

• GCE A level passes in 3 subjects at grades ABB
• GCE A level passes in 2 subjects at grades AB and AS passes in 2 subjects at grades BB taken at the same sitting
• BTEC National Certificate or Diploma at grade “Distinction” + 1 GCE A level at grade B or above
• Advanced GNVQ at grade “Distinction” + 1 GCE A Level at grade C or above
• Scottish Certificate of Education with 5 passes of which 3 are at the higher level, grades BBBBC
• Irish Leaving Certificate with passes in 6 subjects at the higher level, grades BBBBCC
• International Baccalaureate with a minimum of 30 points with at least 5 in each subject
• ACCESS qualification indicating academic strength
• A pass in the law units and skills elements of the Foundation Degree
• Pass in a CILEx level 6 law and practice course or professional skills course
• Pass in CILEx Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice
• Pass in CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice
• Pass in ITC certificate in Criminal Prosecution, Criminal Justice Administration or DWP/DH prosecutions
• Pass in ITC RSPCA Prosecution Case Managers Programme

Alternatively, you should provide evidence of your motivation and commitment to a degree programme of legal studies through your achievements in the workplace. If you do not have the qualifications to apply for the LLB then you can still qualify as a chartered legal executive lawyer through the traditional route.

APPLICATION

Applications are to be submitted through CILEx Law School. Visit the CILEx Law School website for details of how to apply and access to the online application form.



MSC IN CRIME SCIENCE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON




University College London
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT

Website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk
Email: scs@ucl.ac.uk
Tel: 0203 1083 206

*** We have a number of scholarships for our courses each year – see our website for details and scholarship deadlines.

MSc in Crime Science

The MSc in Crime Science aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of how science and scientifically based techniques can deliver immediate and sustainable reductions in crime.

The programme focuses on how to apply science better to understand crime problems, and develop strategies for reducing such problems by (a) stopping them from happening in the first place and (b) increasing the probability of detecting and arresting offenders. The programme outlines the philosophical and theoretical bases for this approach and explores its application to a range of crime problems. Implementation issues are examined, including ethical, policy, political and contextual issues and the role of the media. It is a multi-disciplinary subject, drawing on expertise in psychology, social science, statistics, mathematics, architecture, forensic sciences, design, geography and computing, although the range depends to some extent on the options chosen.

Objectives

By the end of the programme, students will:

  • understand how science and a variety of professional disciplines can contribute to reducing crime, through prevention and increasing the probability of arrest where a crime has occurred
  • be able to apply scientific principles to crime control, and think more strategically in developing and implementing crime control strategies
  • appreciate the relevance and practical significance of the immediate situation as a cause of crime, and the complexity of the associated implementation issues
  • be able to assess critically the likely impact of planned crime reduction initiatives and to generate more innovative proposals for reducing particular crime problems
  • Full details at: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/scs/pg-taught/msc-cs

About the UCL Department of Security and Crime Science (SCS)

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/scs/

The SCS (part of the UCL Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science) is the first university department in the world devoted specifically to reducing crime. It does this through teaching, research, public policy analysis and by the dissemination of evidence-based information on crime reduction. Our mission is to change crime policy and practice. In the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008) 75% of the department's research activity was judged to be internationally excellent or world leading, placing the department joint second in the UK in the relevant unit of assessment. The department, based at University College London, consistently ranked one of the world's top universities, currently runs the highly popular MSc in Countering Organised Crime and Terrorism and the MSc in Crime Science as well as the new UCL JDI Centre for the Forensic Sciences and the £17m international Security Science Doctoral Research Training Centre.


MSC IN COUNTERING ORGANISED CRIME AND TERRORISM UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON




University College London
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT

Website: 
http://www.ucl.ac.uk
Email: scs@ucl.ac.uk
Tel: 0203 1083 206

*** We have a number of scholarships for our courses each year – see our website for details and scholarship deadlines.

MSc in Countering Organised Crime and Terrorism

The MSc in Countering Organised Crime and Terrorism is aimed at security professionals whose role involves developing and implementing strategies to address the threat of extremism, against public, corporate and critical targets.

The course is also suitable for those wishing to make a career in these areas. The course is delivered by experienced practitioners and researchers working in counter-terrorism, intelligence, law enforcement, risk assessment and security technology. Students also benefit from full access to UCL experts on a range of ethical, political, religious, and community issues. Taught in central London, this integrated programme can be taken FULL-TIME (one year) or PART-TIME (normally over two or three years, but can be extended to five). Learning is also facilitated through access to secured online seminars, course materials and research articles. UCL offers the students and their organisations an opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge needed to address a particular security-related project.

Objectives

Students who graduate from the MSc in Countering Organised Crime and Terrorism programme will have acquired:

  • An overview of organised crime and terrorism.
  • An understanding of the theory of risk analysis.
  • An understanding of the techniques for gathering and analysis of intelligence for countering terrorism and organised crime
  • An understanding of factors influencing decision-making
  • An understanding of the counter-terrorism technology.
  • An understanding of strategies for prevention, detection and disruption of terrorism activities.
  • An understanding of related legal, political, religious, social, and economic aspects.
  • An understanding of the subjects complementary to, but outside of, terrorism and organised crime, such as media communications.
  • An understanding of leadership and contingency planning.
  • An understanding of techniques applicable to research and advanced scholarship.
  • Full details at: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/scs/pg-taught/msc-coct

About the UCL Department of Security and Crime Science (SCS)

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/scs/

The SCS (part of the UCL Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science) is the first university department in the world devoted specifically to reducing crime. It does this through teaching, research, public policy analysis and by the dissemination of evidence-based information on crime reduction. Our mission is to change crime policy and practice. In the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008) 75% of the department's research activity was judged to be internationally excellent or world leading, placing the department joint second in the UK in the relevant unit of assessment. The department, based at University College London, consistently ranked one of the world's top universities, currently runs the highly popular MSc in Countering Organised Crime and Terrorism and the MSc in Crime Science as well as the new UCL JDI Centre for the Forensic Sciences and the £17m international Security Science Doctoral Research Training Centre.
 

MSC IN CRIME AND FORENSIC SCIENCE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON


University College LondonLocation: University College London

Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT


Website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk
Email: scs@ucl.ac.uk
Tel: 0203 1083 206

** We have a number of scholarships for our courses each year – see our website for details and scholarship deadlines.

MSc in CRIME and FORENSIC SCIENCE

The MSc in Crime and Forensic Science will train graduates to think strategically and critically about crime and forensic science, equipping them with transferable skills suitable for a wide range of careers. It is a new multidisciplinary programme with modules provided by departments across UCL including Security and Crime Science, Psychology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Biology, Archaeology and Laws.

Core modules will concentrate on understanding the scientific principles behind forensic science and how these are interpreted in the courtroom. Optional modules will include forensic archaeology, molecular biology and the psychology behind decision making, enabling students to specialise in a particular area of forensic science if they wish. In addition to UCL-based modules there will be a practical component provided by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Crime Academy: students can attend a week-long course on crime scene investigation at their specialised laboratory facilities in London.

Outcomes

By the end of the programme students will be prepared for a variety of different career paths including research, crime investigation, forensic science provision, policy making and public sector careers such as the civil service.

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/forensic-sciences/teaching

Our courses bring together students and practitioners. Graduate students come from a variety of disciplines (both engineering and social sciences) and practitioners come from organisations such as the Met Police, British Transport Police, Serious and Organised Crime Agency, Government Communications HQ (GCHQ), SELEX, MoD, Transport for London, City of London Police.

About the UCL Department of Security and Crime Science (SCS)

The SCS (part of the UCL Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science) is the first university department in the world devoted specifically to reducing crime. It does this through teaching, research, public policy analysis and by the dissemination of evidence-based information on crime reduction.

Our mission is to change crime policy and practice. In the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008) 75% of the department's research activity was judged to be internationally excellent or world leading, placing the department joint second in the UK in the relevant unit of assessment. The department, based at University College London, consistently ranked one of the world's top universities, currently runs the highly popular MSc in Countering Organised Crime and Terrorism and the MSc in Crime Science as well as the new UCL JDI Centre for the Forensic Sciences and the £17m international Security Science Doctoral Research Training Centre.

 

Cyber Security Training Workshop

In the last financial year 211,344 fraud and cyber-crime offences were reported to Action Fraud and recorded as an official crime, marking a 17% increase from 2012/13. 70 per cent of these offences involved an ‘online element’; with the total cost of cyber-crime to the UK each year is now believed to be tens of billions of pounds.

Police forces nationwide are now required by Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMIC) to report on cyber-crime in their areas and to demonstrate that they are taking the necessary steps to increase their capacity and capability to tackle it. In order to ensure your departments and teams can effectively meet these requirements; we are pleased to have partnered with industry leaders, Kaspersky Lab, to deliver intensive training courses and upskilling sessions. These week long events will deliver expert training in the fields of forensic investigations, cyber security and fraud prevention techniques, focused on ensuring you understand the current threat landscape and provide you with the skills for practical application of dealing with these types of crimes.

“This partnership with Kaspersky Lab further underlines our role as the National Policing Lead for economic crime and will enhance our capability for combating fraud and cyber-crime nationwide.”

David Clark, Detective Chief Superintendent, City of London Police

Completion of this certification course will provide the following key skills:

·         How to detect a hacker attack

·         How to perform static and dynamic analysis of a live banking Trojan

·         How to find victims of an attack on the network

·         How to find malware in a HDD image

·         How to detect a rootkit without switching off the computer

·         How to make memory and disk dumps the right way

·         How to begin an incident reconstruction

Don’t miss out on the next Cyber Security Training Workshop:

24th- 28th November

Etc Venues, Bishopsgate Court

4-12 Norton Folgate,

London

E1 6DQ

Cost for attendance of this exclusive course are £1,950 (VAT Exempt) per person for all 5 days and places for this event are limited so to make sure you don’t miss out by pre-booking your place NOW. Delegates will be required to bring their own laptops.

To book your place email academy@cityoflondon.police.uk or call 020 7601 6846

 

Case building and managing anti-social behaviour

 

On the 13th of March 2014 the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 was given Royal Assent. This brings a number of changes to the tools and powers available to organisations, agencies and practitioners who tackle Anti-Social behaviour.

The new tools and powers will be enacted later this year, which means housing providers, local authorities, police and all other organisations involved in ASB need to start preparing now.

The CSP Academy are pleased to announced a start to finish programme of briefings and training courses specifically about the new tools and powers with a focus on their operational use when investigating, case building and managing anti-social behaviour.

In addition to those detailed below our established national programme of BTEC qualifications for ASB Case Workers, Case Work Managers and Community Safety Practitioners all include modules on the new tools and powers. To find out more about joining our student body of over 3,500 practitioners and becoming qualified in this area please click here for more information.

The Programme

Senior Strategic Briefings, including;

  • Where and why changes have been made to law and issues on practitioner organisations resourcing changes.
  • Reality of using new legislation as well as Community Remedy and The Community Trigger in a CSP setting and for individual organisations.
  • How to influence and plan now for multi-agency working before enactment for the benefit of own organisation performance measures.
  • Risks for own organisation with reducing staffing in addressing ASB.
  • Developing a sensible costed implementation plan.

One Day Managers Briefings, including;

  • Local responses to manage own assets in the multi-agency response.
  • Picking and preparing for the appropriate tools and powers to reach timely closure for own organisation.
  • Local agreements that need to be reached with regard to Community Remedy, The Community Trigger and other injunctive responses and new legal powers.
  • Providing a clear own organisation or multi-agency road map for enactment date.
  • What you should do now with the existing tools and powers to protect clients.

Practitioner training, including;

  • Overview of the new tools and powers as relevant to practitioners in own organisation or in a multi-agency setting.
  • Compare and contrast tactically what is practised now and the expected changes in dealing with ASB.
  • Building an effective investigative, case building and evidence gathering function to meet needs of new legislation.

This programme can also be delivered as part of a bespoke learning programme. Please contact us for more information.

Practitioner Training and Briefing Events

We will also be holding a national programme of practitioner training events across the UK.

These one day regional events will give an overview of the new legislation and the requirements on organisations with regard to resourcing, operational changes, structural changes internally and with partners and what needs to be done now for operational effectiveness on enactment later this year including:

  • Injunctions
  • Criminal Behaviour Orders
  • Dispersal Powers
  • Community Protection Notices
  • Public Spaces Protection Orders
  • Closure of Premises Associated with Nuisance or Disorder
  • Recovery of Possession of Dwelling-Houses on Anti-social Behaviour Grounds
  • Local Involvement and Accountability
  • Community Remedies
  • Response to Complaints About Anti-social Behaviour (Community Triggers)

 For more information please click here 

 

BTEC Level 2 Intermediate Award in Call Handling for Reports of Anti-Social Behaviour
 

 

The UK's leading training & qualifications provider in the areas of Anti-Social Behaviour, Stalking, Community Safety, Crime Reduction and Restorative Justice

BTEC Level 2 Intermediate Award in Call Handling for Reports of Anti-Social Behaviour

This qualification is designed to qualify the learner to understand what anti-social behaviour is and to acquire the skills needed to support victims when receiving reports of incidents.

The qualification also accounts for and supports the Home Office best practice guidance for handling complaints of ASB.

Qualification Structure

The course consists of 10 hours of guided learning, made up as follows:

  • 1 x tutorial training days
  • 1 x Home / Work based assignment

Learning Outcomes and Course Content

To view the full learning outcomes and course content for this qualification please visit http://www.cspacademy.ac.uk/BTECASBCallHandling.htm

Our BTEC qualifications are designed to provide the underpinning knowledge and understanding of National Occupational Standards (NOS), relevant legislation as well as best practice while developing learner’s practical skills.

The following National Occupational Standards will be used within the content of this qualification:

  • 1B9 - Provide initial support to individuals effected by Anti-Social Behaviour and assess their needs for further support.
  • 3A5 - Contribute to the handling of incidents and resources
  • 3A1 - Address the needs of callers

Learner Enrolment

Learners can access our qualifications in a number of ways.  These include either attending “open programme” tutorials held regularly throughout the UK or as “in house” courses where we deliver the course to staff from your organisation, network or partnership.

To find out more about how you can engage with this particular qualification please visit http://www.cspacademy.ac.uk/BTECASBCallHandling.htm

 

 BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in Neighbourhood Nuisance and Anti-Social Behaviour Case Working

The UK's leading training & qualifications provider in the areas of Anti-Social Behaviour, Stalking, Community Safety, Crime Reduction and Restorative Justice

BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in Neighbourhood Nuisance and Anti-Social Behaviour Case Working

Many organisations employ officers in a number of different services to use a wide range of informal, formal, civil and criminal tools and legislative powers to tackle, moderate or stop anti-social and nuisance behaviour, which causes alarm, harassment and distress to the community.

This qualification is designed to equip staff with the skills & knowledge required to conduct case work to investigate and tackle Anti-Social Behaviour and Neighbourhood Nuisance.

Qualification Structure

The course consists of 50 hours of guided learning, made up as follows:

  • 3 x tutorial training days
  • 2 x Home / Work based assignments

Learning Outcomes and Course Content

To view the full learning outcomes and course content for this qualification please visit http://www.cspacademy.ac.uk/BTEC-L3-ASB-Case-Working.htm

Our BTEC qualifications are designed to provide the underpinning knowledge and understanding of National Occupational Standards (NOS), relevant legislation as well as best practice while developing learner’s practical skills.

This qualification covers the key skills and knowledge required by effective practitioners in the field.  The areas covered in this qualification are:

  • Information & data exchange
  • Tools & Powers
  • Investigation & Evidence gathering
  • Interviewing, note taking and statement writing
  • Instructing legal teams & giving evidence in court

Learner Enrolment

Learners can access our qualifications in a number of ways.  These include either attending “open programme” tutorials held regularly throughout the UK or as “in house” courses where we deliver the course to staff from your organisation, network or partnership.

To find out more about how you can engage with this particular qualification please visit http://www.cspacademy.ac.uk/BTEC-L3-ASB-Case-Working.htm

 

BTEC Level 5 Professional Award in Neighbourhood Nuisance and Anti-Social Behaviour Case Work Supervision

The UK's leading training & qualifications provider in the areas of Anti-Social Behaviour, Stalking, Community Safety, Crime Reduction and Restorative Justice

BTEC Level 5 Professional Award in Neighbourhood Nuisance and Anti-Social Behaviour Case Work Supervision

Many organisations employ officers in a number of different services to use a wide range of informal, formal, civil and criminal tools and legislative powers to tackle, moderate or stop anti-social and nuisance behaviour, which causes alarm, harassment and distress to the community.

This qualification is about the management of such investigations as the strategic lead person in any organisation or dept. It is intended for those staff who have been appointed as the Senior Investigating Officer (SIO) or who manage such people. By its nature it also covers higher level skills and knowledge needed to manage the teams that conduct volume investigations in ASB.

Qualification Structure

The course consists of 30 hours of guided learning, made up as follows:

  • 2 x tutorial training days
  • 2 x Home / Work based assignments

Learning Outcomes and Course Content

To view the full learning outcomes and course content for this qualification please visit http://www.cspacademy.ac.uk/BTEC-L5-ASB-Case-Work-Supervision.htm

Our BTEC qualifications are designed to provide the underpinning knowledge and understanding of National Occupational Standards (NOS), relevant legislation as well as best practice while developing learner’s practical skills.

  • This course covers advanced information sharing, advanced tools and powers techniques, case management planning, working with community activists, MP's & Councillors and advanced evidence giving techniques used in court.
  • It will introduce, develop and enhance the candidates command and coaching skills as an SIO in an ASB case working setting.
  • It will enable the candidate to acquire senior case management techniques for communications in complex cases or managing volume case loads and critically assess a team’s capabilities to manage investigations and caseloads.
  • It will enable the candidate to recognise and implement the rigorous and ethical approaches needed in information sharing and investigations as an SIO.
  • It will enable the candidate to explain and apply advanced investigation techniques to provide the ability to be able to understand advanced legislation and to create and maintain advanced techniques for effective case management, investigation and practice standards for case workers, and to be able to give advice and guidance to case workers on the diverse network of individuals and organisations that provide assets, resources and powers.

Learner Enrolment

Learners can access our qualifications in a number of ways.  These include either attending “open programme” tutorials held regularly throughout the UK or as “in house” courses where we deliver the course to staff from your organisation, network or partnership.

To find out more about how you can engage with this particular qualification please visit http://www.cspacademy.ac.uk/BTEC-L5-ASB-Case-Work-Supervision.htm

 

BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award for Community Safety Practitioners

The UK's leading training & qualifications provider in the areas of Anti-Social Behaviour, Stalking, Community Safety, Crime Reduction and Restorative Justice

BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award for Community Safety Practitioners

Practitioners from across the public, private and third sectors all now work in the area of community safety. These multi agency practitioners come from a broad range of backgrounds and organisations.

This growing band of professionals is now formally recognised by a formally accredited UK qualification.

The BTEC Advanced Award for Community Safety Practitioners addresses the needs for formal training, development with an educational accredited qualification in this wide reaching area of work.

Qualification Structure

The course consists of 30 hours of guided learning, made up as follows:

  • 2 x tutorial training days
  • 2 x Home / Work based assignments

Learning Outcomes and Course Content

To view the full learning outcomes and course content for this qualification please visit http://www.cspacademy.ac.uk/BTECforCommunitySafetyPractitioners.htm

Our BTEC qualifications are designed to provide the underpinning knowledge and understanding of National Occupational Standards (NOS), relevant legislation as well as best practice while developing learner’s practical skills.

This qualification covers the key skills and knowledge required by effective practitioners in the field. The areas covered in this qualification are:

  • Changes in the overall field of Community Safety including Police & Crime Commissioners, Panels, links to localism and the big society.
  • Relevant current and emerging legislation
  • Community Safety defined
  • Community safety and neighbourhood strategies
  • Community communication and marketing
  • Restorative Justice Approaches
  • s17 and Problem Solving
  • Cost saving models and themes
  • Project management & risk assessments

 

Learner Enrolment

Learners can access our qualifications in a number of ways.  These include either attending “open programme” tutorials held regularly throughout the UK or as “in house” courses where we deliver the course to staff from your organisation, network or partnership.

To find out more about how you can engage with this particular qualification please visit http://www.cspacademy.ac.uk/BTECforCommunitySafetyPractitioners.htm

 

BTEC Level 4 Professional Award in Restorative Justice Approaches

The UK's leading training & qualifications provider in the areas of Anti-Social Behaviour, Stalking, Community Safety, Crime Reduction and Restorative Justice

BTEC Level 4 Professional Award in Restorative Justice Approaches

Restorative justice brings victims, offenders and communities together to decide on a response to a particular crime, disorder or offending behaviour. This strategic Professional Award qualification is about learning how to implemen