Professional Development Platform

Welcome to the College of Policing Professional Development Platform, a one stop shop to find out more about your Professional Profile, Recognition for Prior Experience and Learning, the Competency and Values Framework and Career Pathways. To access the Credit Estimator within the platform you will need to be a Member of the College of Policing and ensure you have your membership log in details ready.

Latest News

Check back here for the latest news, updates and changes to the Professional Development Platform

10/08/18 A quote was received today by the College from a very busy frontline Detective Sergeant with Devon & Cornwall Police to the effect:
‘As a current DS I am interested in RPL as it will be of huge benefit to me. I did not go to University as at the time I did not feel that it would be right for me. However I now feel that I am at a stage where I would like to work towards a degree. Using the estimator tool allowed me to identify that I would be awarded credits for my course and training achieved within policing to the value of four years off of a six year distance learning degree. This is obviously a fantastic incentive for me to achieve my goal of gaining a degree.

From an organisational perspective RPL is beneficial as it allows police officers to be award recognition for the excellent work that they do on a daily basis under demanding circumstances. This will hopefully enable officers retiring at a relatively young age to be able to achieve qualifications that can be used for future careers. It also shows that the police force appreciates the hard work that thousands do across the country.

I am hopeful that more officers will take up this opportunity to use RPL as a way of gaining qualifications and pushing on to achieve as much as possible in their careers.’

10/08/18 A recent event organised by Merseyside Police College Ambassadors relating to RPL was well received by a wide range of officers and staff who attended their Operational Command Centre for some bite-sized inputs from College staff, ambassadors and University providers; a few comments of feedback are listed below:

‘awesome event’
‘put together really well’
‘relevant and interesting’
and how it has left one attendee feeling ‘excited’ at the prospect of learning.

05/06/18 – New Policing Professional Profiles have been added to the following Job Families:

Deputy Chief Constable
Assistant Chief Constable

Public Protection


Operations Support:
Disaster Victim Identification (DVI)

Business Support:
Professional Standards
Data Protection

Operations Support:
Specialist Operations