If you would like to enhance your prospects for recruitment as a police officer this course will assist in your personal development and expose you to complementary yet diverse areas beyond traditional police training. It has been jointly-developed with Cumbria Constabulary, is strongly work-based, and builds upon the Constabulary’s award-winning Initial Police Learning and Development Programme. The programme meets all the required elements of the College of Policing pre-join qualification strategy. Designed to equip you with the knowledge and key skills to progress to a career in policing, it gives you the opportunity to develop your interpersonal skills through either a placement as a special constable or by undertaking a policing-based research project. Within your first year, you have the option to apply to be a special constable at Cumbria Constabulary, Durham Constabulary, North Lancashire Constabulary or a constabulary of your choice.