Passing the PCSO Recruit Assessment Process

Passing the PCSO Recruit Assessment Process

by Peter Cox


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781846410598
Publisher: Learning Matters
Publication date: 07/18/2007
Series: Practical Policing Skills , #1544
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.73(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.00(d)

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

The National Core Competencies
The application form
Assessment centres
Interactive exercises
Written exercises
Respect for race and diversity
Psychometric tests
After the assessment centre
Appendix A - The National Core Competencies
Appendix B - The National Core Competencies: Checklist
Appendix C - Central Hospital Trust: Information pack

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