Initial Police Learning and Development Programme (IPLDP+)
A training programme to become a police officer for those with minimum educational qualifications and above.
Flexible for the right candidates
£31,551 – rising to £49,044
This two-year training police programme is open to those with minimum educational qualifications and above.
If you don’t have a degree and are not planning on studying for one, this route officer could be for you!
IPLDP+ is the traditional entry route for joining the police and provides an excellent opportunity for those who do not have a degree to be employed as an officer from day one with a two year training pogramme.
Recruits receive on-the-job experience, blended with classroom and practical learning.
Applicants should have passes in English (Language or Literature) and Mathematics GCSE (A*-C/9-4) or equivalent Level 2 qualifications (for example O-Levels or CSEs Grade 1). However, good candidates will be considered even if they do not have GCSE mathematics and English.
You will be welcomed, whatever your background, and supported throughout the programme by our friendly teams.
A starting salary of £31,551, which includes a South-East regional allowance of £3,000, working full-time (40 hours per week).
As a police constable, you'll be eligible to receive annual increments up to a salary of £49,044 which includes the regional allowance of £3,000.
You'll enjoy the advantages of a contributory pension scheme, which offers generous benefits based on average earnings. You'll start with 22 days annual leave rising to 30 days, dependent on your length of service.
You could play your part in continuing to build the standards, practices and reputation of policing for the better!
The IPLDP+ is a well-established programme of initial learning, which takes two years to complete.
Your training will begin with a 20-week learning course, attending one of our training centres in Welwyn Garden City or Letchworth.
You will then move to your designated policing area in Hertfordshire and join a team working alongside experienced police officers, receiving tutoring and further operational coaching for a period of around 15 weeks, before being signed off as fit for independent patrol status, meaning you can patrol alone.
You will learn a wide range of policing topics, which will include officer safety training, emergency life support, safeguarding, crime investigation and operational policing skills.
Throughout your training you’ll undertake work-based learning and you will be fully supported as you apply new skills and knowledge as part of your operational duties.
You’ll be immersed in day-to-day policing. This will help you understand the context of what you learn, enabling you to develop the skills and experience needed for this challenging role, as you actively contribute to reducing crime and harm in the communities of Hertfordshire.
Core programme modules include -
Policing, police law and police power
Protection, Vulnerability and Operational Policing
Response and Crime Investigation
Police Code of Ethics
Statement taking and writing
Personal safety techniques
Evidence based policing
National decision model
Stalking and harassment
Throughout the course you will need to successfully complete operational assessments to test the skills, knowledge and qualities required to be an officer.
You will also need to compile an Operational Competence Portfolio and pass operational assessments of a range of critical policing skills, including - providing effective initial response to a critical incident, engaging proactively with communities, conducting effective evaluation of intelligence and providing support to vulnerable people, victims and witnesses.
Once you have successfully completed your two year probation, you will be able to consider further opportunities of progression and specialism within our force.
We’re putting crime and harm prevention first. As a Hertfordshire police officer, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a truly fulfilling career and work your way up the ranks.
Join us and make a genuine, positive difference to people from all walks of life.