Certificate in Police First Line Management (Level 4)

QN: 601/7799/8

This qualification is designed to recognise and develop the competence of individuals, within the police sector, at Sergeant rank.

Developed with Skills for Justice and the College of Policing, this qualification is recognised as part of the National Police Promotion Framework (NPPF).

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Qualification Title Certificate
CMI Code 4C28V2
Qualification Number (QN) 601/7799/8
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) 146
Total Qualification Time (TQT) 344
Accreditation status Live


Typical Units

Our qualifications are broken down into units and relevant topics aligned to the level and qualification. Typical units for the Level 4 Police First Line Management are:

  • Supervise police investigations and investigators
  • Supervise the response to critical incidents
  • Conduct evidence based information briefings, tasking and debriefing
  • Prepare for, monitor and maintain police investigators
  • Provide leadership and management
  • Manage team performance
  • Manage personal and professional development
  • Conduct performance reviews with individuals in policing

Qualification Benefits

For learners

  • Provide management and leadership skills relevant to police operations
  • Recognise progression as part of an established police promotion framework

For organisations

  • Promotes development of force against required skills and standards
  • Establishes better led and managed teams and operations

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