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ASB BTEC Qualifications

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:00 pm
by MattyBurns
I have applied to become a PCSO with the MET but have seen this and was wondering if it was something worth while.

http[url]://www.communitysafetyskills.co.uk/btec/

What do you think :slwot:

Re: ASB BTEC Qualifications

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:39 pm
by Gforceuk
in a word.. no

Re: ASB BTEC Qualifications

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:52 pm
by elcapitan
Gforceuk wrote:in a word.. no
ditto

Re: ASB BTEC Qualifications

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:45 pm
by mj12cz
Nope...

Re: ASB BTEC Qualifications

Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:34 pm
by overthinker1977
Hmm, here we go again.
Not wanting to be controversial for the sake of it but its possible it MIGHT be usefull. Have any of you guys attended this course?
The ASB Caseworker and Restorative Justice ones are probably the most relevent.

Re: ASB BTEC Qualifications

Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:04 pm
by GMPCSO
overthinker1977 wrote:Hmm, here we go again.
Not wanting to be controversial for the sake of it but its possible it MIGHT be usefull. Have any of you guys attended this course?
The ASB Caseworker and Restorative Justice ones are probably the most relevent.


Restorative Justice in relation to PCSO input could be fit into an hours input arranged by the division, and was part of the initial training (GMP) anyway.

The ASB caseworker can be visited at the local housing / OPU or wherever they are based on different divisions whilst you are on duty. As a part of dealing with ASB I used to see them a couple of days a week to work with them, any questions I had were always easily answered and I got a good knowledge of how they work as part of my daily duties.

I think you can learn everything you need whilst working with them as part of a daily routine and probably more than in a classroom. You remember your experiences (and learn from them) a lot better than being front loaded with information whilst being sat behind a desk.


Im sure the course will go more in depth about it all and could be a slight help on an application form as a qualification, but the police recruitment doesnt base it all on previous qualifications when they hire officers, nearly all is on assessment and interview. Some of the most "qualified" people for the job dont get through because of a poor performance on a single assessment day etc...