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Distance Learning qualifications now available from Police Crime Prevention Academy

The Police Crime Prevention Academy have launched a number of distance learning qualifications, successful completion of which will provide successful candidates with an accredited Level 2 nationally recognised qualification.

The Academy’s Distance Learning qualifications include:

Prevent and Safeguarding - This qualification is relevant for police and partner agencies where individuals have a responsibility for identifying radicalisation and safeguarding issues in relation to vulnerable people

Mental Health Awareness First Aid - This qualification is relevant for individuals working in all sectors and aims to develop knowledge and understanding of mental health issues.

Site Security Awareness for visitor attractions and other public places - This qualification is relevant to anyone who works at visitor attractions or other public places. It assists individuals to understand the security culture of their organisation and the role they can play. This is particularly relevant in light of recent Government statements about the protection of public places with the Minister of State for Security at the Home Office, James Brokenshire MP, announcing plans in February to introduce a law which will require owners and operators of public spaces and venues to put in place measures to keep the public safe from a terrorist attack.

Prevention of Extremism and Terrorism - This qualification is particularly relevant to the private security sector. It will educate guarding staff to identify early warnings regarding potential incidents, and the steps they can take to protect their site and assist future police investigations.

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An individually tailored action plan will be agreed with each candidate to support them whilst they are working towards the qualification and the Academy will provide them with learning materials and signposting to relevant information sources.

Head of Academy, Guy Collyer, said: “During these uncertain times, we want to be able to provide everyone with the opportunity to access learning and development options that are flexible and can be completed, either at work or at home. The content has been developed in consultation with current practitioners and industry experts and successful completion leads to a qualification which can be applied in current and future jobs.”

The Police Crime Prevention Academy is part of Police Crime Prevention Initiatives and is a Police owned non-profit organisation. We pride ourselves in keeping the quality of our qualifications at a premium and the costs at a minimum.

To register for one of our distance learning courses go to: or contact us