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just a rumour or is it true?

Post by The Fat Cat » Tue Jul 11, 2006 12:04 pm

Hi all I was recently talking to a police friend and he said the following

PCSO training is going to be longer about 10 weeks and after a year you will yet some sort of nvq
Is this true I know I have only got 4and a half weeks training at hendon so whats going on???

All a load of rubbish or is he right ... could it be due to the new powers we are going to get.

Any comments please!!!!

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Post by DANGEROUS TIGER » Tue Jul 11, 2006 12:56 pm

Its news to me if its true, F.C.
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Post by tim419 » Tue Jul 11, 2006 1:20 pm

The present 4 week course is very likely to be extended at some point. From Sept when the new Central London Training Facility opens each PCSO will also attend comprehensive continuation training for each new SOCPA power and other issues.

This should be in addition to any other Borough training offered where you're based.

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Post by Janie » Tue Jul 11, 2006 5:42 pm

I recently read a local newspaper article which said that training was being extended very soon to 7 weeks - no idea if that is right!

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Post by john burnell » Tue Jul 11, 2006 6:55 pm

the new IPLDP program for new constable gives the NVQ at the end...

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Post by alihowe » Tue Jul 11, 2006 10:29 pm

john burnell wrote:the new IPLDP program for new constable gives the NVQ at the end...
NVQ level 5, which is the equivalent of a Diploma. Hard work, very long but worth it in the end. However to get this qualification our SOLAP's have to be signed off by an external assessor and I don't think this will happen as it has to be paid for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

10wks for PCSO training would be good. I think the current 4 weeks is not long enough with the new powers and legislation that has come in under SOCPA!
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Post by Headset 57 » Wed Jul 12, 2006 1:51 am

BTP have extended there PCSO course to 8 weeks at the Tadworth Force Training School.
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Post by triage999 » Wed Jul 12, 2006 7:30 am

Devon and Cornwall has 9 weeks basic training.

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Post by frothy47 » Wed Jul 12, 2006 7:44 am

So whats the problem? 5 weeks or 10 weeks .. surely the point is we should be trained as best we can for an evolving job.

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Post by DANGEROUS TIGER » Wed Jul 12, 2006 7:58 am

Who mentioned anything about a problem frothy? Just a query by F.C. :?
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Post by dilly day dream » Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:54 am

wow it still show each force is different... so far we'v had
4
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whens this NATIONAL standard gonna kick in that the gov keeps bleatin on about

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Post by Number 6 » Wed Jul 12, 2006 10:04 am

Yes, my force trainer confirmed there will be an NVQ. Claims 8 weeks training.
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Post by The Fat Cat » Wed Jul 12, 2006 10:05 am

im not worried about how long the training is really - in fact I would actually prefer more weeks of training! You may think Im silly but the more you get to learn before you start patrolling the better.

This is my personal opionion soke of you may not agree!!!!

I would love to be able to get a recognized qualification out of the job too even if they took say up to £40 a month out of my wages to cover it - it would be well worth it.

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Post by Lieutenant fatman » Wed Jul 12, 2006 7:35 pm

I have been reliably informed, the training period for MET PCSOs will soon increase to 8 weeks. Hopefully this will not effect people who have had less training than this! I'm sure it will be ok.

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Post by alihowe » Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:24 pm

Try doing 34wks training then, really does your head in! :roll:

Done 15, not even half way yet. Blimey I could have had a baby in that time.......... NOT! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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