Assessments for the Police Recruitment Centre

Police officers are likely to undergo a variety of assessments during their career, both in terms of their recruitment into the Police Service and through various promotional and career development systems.   

Our Psychologists are experienced and fully understand the Reasonable Adjustment and Accommodation Policy from the College of Policing.  If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty (SpLD) then you may be entitled to seek reasonable adjustments for your written tests.

6 Stages for providing reasonable adjustments

There are six stages in the process for applying for a reasonable adjustment or accommodation at a Recruit Assessment Centre which are intended to ensure candidates are treated fairly and on an individual basis. 

  1. Provide notification to the force you are applying to
  2. Provide evidence of your disability / needs
  3. Determining the reasonable adjustment
  4. Offering the reasonable adjustment to the candidate
  5. Agreeing the reasonable adjustment with the candidate
  6. Providing the reasonable adjustment to the candidate

 

someone who has a physical or mental impairment and the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities
— Equality Act 2010

Specific Learning Difficulty

Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) is an overarching term that applies, but not exclusively, to conditions such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, Attention Deficit Disorder, Specific Language Impairment (SLI) and Asperger’s Syndrome SpLDs amongst other impairments. 
The first step in making reasonable adjustment is to ensure that the individual concerned has undergone a formal assessment of their SpLD. 
The aim of our SpLD assessment and the resultant report is to: 

  • Determine if someone has a condition under the term SpLD
  • Identify the nature of the SpLD (e.g. Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, or Attention Deficit Disorder)
  • Diagnose the specific cognitive processing abilities affected
  • Determine the extent of any impairment
  • Provide practical advice and guidance associated with the diagnosis
  • Provide recommendations for reasonable adjustments that accommodate the specific impairments diagnosed.
 

Stage 2 - Submitting your supporting evidence

We can assess and prepare a report for your force which will identify any SpLD and provide you with recommendations.  We ensure this process is as simple and efficient as possible. 

  1. Call or email us to discuss any concerns or suspicions you may have reading SpLD
  2. We offer a free email / telephone consultation with one of our experienced team members
  3. Book your appointment (often within two weeks)
  4. Send us any previous assessment / reports or medical evidence
  5. Attend your assessment appointment (usually lasting 90 minutes to 2 hours)
  6. 1:1 Assessments - no group sessions
  7. We prepare your report and forward direct to you (within 2 weeks of assessment)

Fees

Full Educational Assessment

Usually £545

Discounted to £395 until 31/12/15

 

Deadlines

You report must be received by the Examinations and Assessment Team at The College of Policing Assessment Centre:

  • 5 weeks (if force run) prior to your assessment date
  • 8  weeks if college run
 

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