Met Police Day 1 Assessment Centre Course – Sat 11th June

Due to popular demand. We are running another Met Police Day 1 Assessment Centre Course at the Thistle Hotel, M25 Junction 21a on Saturday 11th June 2011. If you are a service PCSO or Special Constable with the MET, this course is ideal for you.

On the coaching course you will learn all the skills and behaviours required to evidence during your assessment, plus you will have the valuable opportunity to practice the four role-play exercises on a one to one basis with the course tutor; coaching will be given to aid your performance.

You also receive after course support including further role-play practice.

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Met Police Day 1 Assessment Centre Course – Update

The course scheduled for Sat 21st May is now SOLD OUT. We are running another at the Thistle Hotel, M25 Junction 21a on Saturday 4th June 2011. If you are a service PCSO or Special Constable with the MET, this course is worth every penny if you are serious about passing the assessment centre.

On the course you will learn all the skills you are required to evidence during your assessment, plus you will have the valuable opportunity to practice the four role-play exercises on a one to one basis with the course tutor; coaching will be given to aid your performance.

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Police Recruitment Advice

It is likely that more and more forces over the next few years will adopt the procedure of recruiting police constables internally, from existing Police Community Support Officers and Special Constables whom have served 18 months / 2 years or more. Certainly, this practice is currently being undertaken by the Metropolitan Police Service and I see more and more forces following suite.

One very important point before you contact any force that is currently recruiting Special Constables. You need to apply as a Special Constable to the force that you wish to serve as a Police Constable. The reason for this, is that service in this role counts for nothing outside the force you volunteer for. So if you are a Special Constable in say Thames Valley, the Metropolitan Police is very unlikely to consider you for the role of Police Constable, regardless of how long you have been a Special Constable. So if you want to be a Police Constable in say the Metropolitan Police, you need to become a Special Constable with the Metropolitan Police (not any other force).

Note: Not all forces are likely to adopt this process.

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Met Police Day 1 Assessment Centre Course

Due to popular demand we are running two further day one MET police assessment centre courses on Saturday 21st May 2011, and Saturday 4th June 2011, both at the Thistle Hotel, M25 Junction 21a

On this course you will learn the exact skills required to perform during the assessment centre. It will cover the role play scenarios, written proposal exercises, structured competency interview; the course manual also includes example verbal logical reasoning and numerical reasoning (maths) tests.

Places are strictly limited to 8 persons to ensure that all attendees get the opportunity to practice the four role play exercises.

Full details of the course can be found at policeapplication.co.uk – police recruitment and assesment course

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Surrey Police Assessment Centre Course

Passed the PLC? Now we can help you pass the police assessment centre course.

If your due to attend a police assessment centre soon, we’re running a course on Sat 11th Dec to prepare you. The course covers all aspects of the assessment day, but particularly focuses on the role-plays, written proposals and interview, as these account for 95% of all marks available.

  • Learn about the role-plays and the skills they are looking for you to evidence
  • Practice the four role-plays under exam conditions and receive a DVD with feedback on your performance
  • Learn about the written proposals and how to structure one
  • Identify the key skills and behaviours required to score highly in the interview

The course is being held on Sat 11th Dec in Slough. To find out more visit our main website: www.policeapplication.co.uk/services/1-day-course/

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Practice Police Role-Play and Written Proposal Exercises

Did you know that you can buy practice police role-play and written proposal exercises for as little as £5.99?

If you looking to understand exactly how the role-plays work, the skills and behaviours you are required to evidence, or perhaps you are concerned about the written exercises and how to layout a written proposal? All the answers can be found at:

police-recruitment-exercises.co.uk a website owned a Recruitment Director of policeapplication.co.uk

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Lincolnshire Police Assessment Centre Training Course 25th Sept 2010

Are you preparing for a police assessment centre with Lincolnshire Police? We are running a training course in Lincoln on Sat 25th Sept. On this course you will learn about the current exercises, the skills/behaviours required to pass an assessment centre. The course covers all aspects of the assessment centre includes role-plays, written proposals, interview etc, basically it will be a rehearsal of your real assessment!

A 200 page+ course manual containing practice exercises is provided – includes material that have been written to simulate the current assessment centre exercises

Over 90% of clients who attend an assessment centre course with policeapplication.co.uk are successful. These results speak for themselves…

All attendees will also each receive a FREE Police Fitness Training Programme and Bleep Test CD worth £20.00 to aid in your preparations for the police fitness test.

Full course details at: www.policeapplication.co.uk/services/1-day-course/

Alternately, if you would prefer a one to one police assessment centre training course, further details can be found at: www.policeapplication.co.uk/services/1-to-1-coaching/

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Why so many people fail the police assessment centre

The police assessment centre process without doubt is the most difficult stage of the police recruitment process. Approx 70% are unsuccessful at this stage, and there are many reasons for failure.

The most common reason for candidates to fail is that they are not prepared. Initially they fail to read any of the pre-read documents made available to them prior to police assessment centre. This alone though, will not be enough, you need to do more and undertake some research and training. Nearly every candidate I have taught, at the end of the training course states “had they not attended, they are sure they would have NOT been successful.” Many ask, just how would anyone pass, without attending a course?

The assessment centre process is a tick-box exercise where the answers are predetermined. Assessors are looking at your ability to demonstrate these answers, so in simple terms you either state what they are looking for and pass, or you don’t and fail. On my course, you learn exactly what skills are required and why…

Another reason for failure is that candidates are just not used to having to perform under exam conditions. This again can be overcome by attending a course. On my policeapplication course you practice with myself under exam conditions. (TIP:) This helps alleviate anxiety and fears, plus prepares your body and mind for what’s coming up. You also leave the course with materials that you can again simulate exam conditions when practicing at home.

Another major reason for rejection can be found where applicants serve as Special Constables or PCSO’s. In the case of serving Specials, many believe they are doing the role, so will fail to prepare or give the assessment process the attention it requires. This is most certainly going to result in rejection. (TIP:) The assessment process does NOT test your police knowledge or your understanding of the role. It tests transferable skills such as Community and Customer Focus. For example: how many meetings have you ever attended where the chair of the meeting asks you what you want to achieve from today’s meeting? I’m guessing never…it just doesn’t happen in the real world – although actually this is a very good approach to meetings, as the outcome is put on the table, and you spend the meeting talking about how to achieve such outcomes, and managing any expectations. (TIP:) In the assessment process, in three of the four role plays, you are expected to ask the role-actor what they want to achieve from the meeting or see happen?

Another skill that is in short supply is the ability to apologise when required. In fact many companies train their staff not to apologise as this can be portrayed as admitting liability. This of course is not the case, you are merely just apologising and sympathising that they feel errors have been made, or (TIP:) more should have been done.

With few forces recruiting because of government cuts, and competition for places at an all time high, it is strongly recommended that you take my advice, attend a course, it will save you a lot of time and will significantly reduce the risk of failing. A full list of available police recruitment courses can be found at: policeapplication.co.uk

(TIP:) = Coaching tip and recommend action you should take

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Obtain a Police Application Form – Find out who’s recruiting…

Do you want to become a police officer, but are finding it difficult to to obtain an application form? Although most forces in England and Wales are currently closed, it's our business to know who's recruiting and when. So if you want to be kept in the loop in time to obtain an application form, simply complete the form below and we'll send you complimentary updates by email or text message.
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Police assessment centre courses for Surrey Police and Lincolnshire Police

If your applying to Surrey or Lincolnshire Police and you want to find out exactly what the assessment centre entails and pass with 60% or more; our next highly worthwhile policeapplication.co.uk assessment centres courses are as follows

  • Saturday 25th Sept – Holiday Inn Express, Lincoln, LN6 7DB
  • Saturday 26th Sept 10, Holiday Inn Express, Mill Street, Slough, Surrey, SL2 5DD

The assessment centre process is the same for all forces in England and Wales. Therefore it does not matter which course you attend, the content of the training is the same regardless. All courses commence at 09:00 and finish at approx 18:00.

There are spaces currently available on each course, however places are strictly limited to 8 persons, so hurry to avoid disappointment.

Full details at: www.policeapplication.co.uk/services/1-day-course/

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