With practical tips to help with written exercises, interview technique and role plays, this book clearly explains the new nationwide PCSO assessment system. Packed with advice, and including coverage of the National Competencies for the PCSO role, this manual guides the reader on how to succeed at every stage, from completing the application pack to preparing for and passing the written assessment exercises.
About the Author
Peter Cox was an Inspector in exams and assessment at Centrex, Harrogate. During his time there he was responsible for training recruit assessors, designing recruit assessment exercises and ensuring the assessment process was adopted nationally by all police forces. He also served as a police officer for 27 years and holds a Certificate of Education.
Table of Contents
IntroductionThe National Core CompetenciesThe application formAssessment centresInteractive exercisesWritten exercisesInterviewsRespect for race and diversityPsychometric testsAfter the assessment centreAppendix A - The National Core CompetenciesAppendix B - The National Core Competencies: ChecklistAppendix C - Central Hospital Trust: Information packIndex