Application and interview guidance
Take a look through our advice below to help you with your online application form.
Make sure you;
- read the notes on every page of the application form, to make sure you’re providing everything you’re being asked for
- always give yourself enough time to complete your application
- Re-read it and check for spelling, grammar, sentence structure and formatting.
A competency is a quality used to measure how well you can do something. An example is 'taking ownership' or ‘innovative and open minded'.
We use competency based interviews as they’re a good way to make sure you can show you have the skills needed to perform the job well.
Every job we advertise comes with a list of competencies, and those that are really important for the role are highlighted on the job description.
Each competency is described in detail so you understand exactly what it means.
You should think of examples from your own background – whether from a previous job, a voluntary role or school – that show you can demonstrate each competency.
To prepare for the College of Policing's (CoP) online assessment process, please take a look at the following links: