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Our IPLDP entry route provides blended learning with practical “on the job” experience and classroom-based training.
You must meet the eligibility criteria for becoming a police officer and you will also need to meet one of the following:
To apply using your work experience or training you will need to show three things:
That you have work experience or training that is comparable to a level 3 qualification. You will need to have completed one year’s work experience and have passed any mandatory probation period and training necessary in your role.
Our application form will require you to outline your experience of:
Level 3 requires you to have undertaken "more complex work" so please ensure that your evidence outlines your experience undertaking work at this level.
You will need to hold a GCSE in English (Language or Literature) at grade C or above (or Grades 4 to 9 or equivalent). Or, provide evidence of how your experience or training is equivalent to a GCSE (or equivalent) in English and has equipped you with the potential to undertake the necessary elements of the role (for example writing statement, reports, reviewing information, speaking to the public, conducting interviews etc).
You will need to hold a GCSE in Maths at grade C or above (or Grades 4 to 9 or equivalent). Or, provide evidence of how your experience or training is equivalent to a GCSE (or equivilent) in Maths and has equipped you with the potential to undertake the necessary elements of the role (for example problem solving, accounting, critically assess information, analyse data etc).
Please ensure all relevant training you have completed is detailed on the 'professional qualifications' section of the application form. We will consider this when assessing your application.
All qualifications will have to be evidenced before a formal offer is issued.
We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, background, religion, gender, disability and sexual orientation. Find further information about diversity and inclusion at Essex Police.
Start your application and begin your rewarding career with Essex Police.
Please note should this entry route be oversubscribed, it may be necessary for us to make changes to your entry route based on your eligibility to secure your optimum joining date. If this is the case, we will contact you.