For an entry level type role we are generally looking for NVQ2 level, or equivalent - which is essentially five GCSEs at Grade A-C.

All roles state the specific qualification level required, and indicate the previous experience that is also typically required of the successful candidate. You must as a minimum meet the qualifications and experience in order to get past the initial short listing stage.

If you are unsure if a qualification you hold is relevant to the role you can check equivalencies on the Register of Regulated Qualifications website.

If a role profile states the successful applicant has quite a generic qualification e.g. NVQ level 3 then the qualification can be in any subject from Accountancy to Zoology, but if the role profiled asks for a specific level of qualification e.g. Grade C in English then you must be able to demonstrate you have that specific grade.

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Further information

For more information on Police Staff qualifications please email [email protected] stating the force in which you are interested in joining.