Fully Funded Maths & English qualifications

Go Train are working in partnership with West Midlands Police to offer Fully Funded Maths & English qualifications to help support your application.

Study in one of our new online virtual classrooms in the West Midlands to gain your Maths and English qualifications, required to support your application for West Midlands Police Force. Courses are flexible, easy and fast and can be enjoyed at a pace to suit you.

Courses are available FREE to eligible learners! Simply complete the blue box below to register your interest and one of our friendly colleagues will be in touch.

PCDA – Police Officer (Non Degree Holder) – Degree Apprenticeship

  • Job Title: PCDA – Police Officer (Non Degree Holder) – Degree Apprenticeship
  • Job Location: West Midlands
  • Contract type: Full Time, Perm
  • Salary: With a starting salary of £22,065 for the PCDA and a fully funded qualification. Assuming satisfactory performance, your salary will rise to £24,780 in your second year and £25,902 in your third

Job Description

Constables play a critical front-line role in the prevention and detection of crime and the criminal justice system. Constables work in partnership on a day-to-day basis with local communities, stakeholders and colleagues in order to promote law and order, reduce the fear of crime, provide reassurance and build confidence to improve the quality of life for citizens. This role carries legal powers to enable the maintenance of law and order and bears responsibility for making autonomous decisions in accordance with the National Decision Model and Code of Ethics, exercising professional discretion, as appropriate to the role, in line with legal frameworks and policy guidelines. Constables are required to meet and maintain the highest professional standards required of their role, by conducting all actions in a legal, balanced, proportionate and justifiable manner to uphold the law and achieve the best outcomes in a wide range of situations/incidents.

Key Accountabilities (This section details the key responsibilities required of the role):

  • Provide appropriate initial and ongoing frontline response to a wide range of incidents that may include complex and confrontational situations, assessing immediate risk, threat and harm to determine a proportionate response in line with the law, policy and guidance.
  • Take a leading role in establishing effective localised partnerships to problem solve, engage with, reassure and support organisations, groups and individuals across communities in line with the Force’s planned approach.
  • Effectively engage with victims, witnesses, suspects and the vulnerable, in accordance with equality, diversity and human rights considerations, to provide initial support, direct towards relevant services, establish relationships and gather information that prevents and reduces crimes.
  • Maintain awareness of potential and actual risks to individuals, taking appropriate action to protect and support those in need of public protection to pre-empt or effectively address safety / vulnerability issues.

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  • Conduct effective and efficient priority and high-volume investigations as requested in line with standards of investigation to inform the development of high quality case files and initiation of criminal justice proceedings.
  • Gather and handle information, intelligence, and evidence, from a variety of sources, in line with legislation, policies and guidance, taking the appropriate action to support investigations, law enforcement and criminal justice proceedings.
  • Interview victims, witnesses and suspects in relation to appropriate crimes and investigations, to gather information that has the potential to support law enforcement objectives.
  • Conduct first line analysis of information, intelligence and evidence to determine significance, generate lines of enquiry, inform decision making and support evidence based policing.
  • Justify and professionally account for actions to ensure adherence to legal frameworks and key working principles, policies and guidance.
  • Identify opportunities for and support the exploration of new ways of working and innovation in policing, applying critical thinking and problem solving methodologies to identify solutions to problems in line with evidence based practice within area of work.
  • Support the implementation of problem solving and evidence based policing initiatives by championing and applying relevant methodologies and approaches to area of work.

Training Before Interview

Please note that you will need to complete the training package below before being invited to a Selection Centre. Training is funded, offered at no charge to the individual, and leads to recognised qualifications.

All applicants must already hold a Level 3 qualification or equivalent.

  • Go Train Centre:
    Birmingham – REF754
    Coventry – REF755
    Dudley – REF756
    Walsall – REF757
    West Bromwich – REF758
    Wolverhampton – REF759
  • Course Delivery: Virtual (online)
  • Courses Taken: Maths and/or English Level 2
  • Course Length: 3-6 weeks
  • Course Start Date:  25/01/21
Why Enrol With Go Train
Go Train is a successful, fast growing training provider with an excellent reputation for high quality training and development programmes.

Specialising in IAG, skills delivery and support for progression into employment, apprenticeships or further learning, Go Train has 20 permanent centres and 200 staff across London, West Midlands and the South of England.

Supporting tens of thousands to enter and sustain employment since 2002, Go Train is committed to meeting the learning and wider support needs of individuals.

Go Train can offer:

  • One-to-one coaching
  • Personal action plan
  • Confidence building and self-motivation
  • Specific training for lone parents and older workers
  • CV and application letter writing
  • Job search and application form support
  • Managing finances, including Universal Credit
  • Interview techniques
  • On-the-job work experience
  • Practical skills and training development
  • IT and computers skills
  • On-going support after returning to work
Helping Improve Your Skills
Every year Go Train help thousands of people improve their skills and confidence, to aim higher in their job and improve their career prospects. Our training is a mix of online, tutor led and self-paced learning in IT and computers, employment and work skills, customer service, retail and employability – delivered in a non-pressured adult environment.

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Go Train believes the key to success is not just about you academic ability but rather a wholesome approach. These can be seen in our five employability pillars:

  • Motivation – Ready to take on new opportunities
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  • Overcome setbacks – Ready to try again
  • Self Esteem – Feel good about yourself
  • Time Management – Reliable and turn up on time
Eligibility for Free Training

Go Train are co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) so training is completely FREE if you are:

  • A UK resident or can provide Right to Work documents

and you are either

  • Unemployed
  • On other benefits
  • Working for a Kent/Essex based employer who has under 250 employees

*subject to terms and conditions.