13POL

Police Academy

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Shanley

The Police Academy is a structured pathway opportunity for senior students (Year 13). It is an opportunity for senior students to gain knowledge and understanding as well as hands-on experience relevant to a career in the New Zealand Police Force.

Learning and practical activities are done in the class room, at outside facilities and in conjunction with the New Zealand Police, Police College and SADD’s.

Students gain credits at school that bypasses their need to do the Police course at Unitec once they are enrolled with the Police. These are National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) standards.

Police Academy is about making learning relevant and to increase students’ understanding of roles within the New Zealand Police through topics provided by the police.

The programme totals 22 credits, plus the option to do additional credits.

  • Industry Based Units: A learning plan is designed for the students and provides details of study and assessment requirements.
  • PAT: All students work towards achieving the Physical Appraisal Test as well as the in class units. They will be tested on this at the beginning and end of the year by the New Zealand Police.

Students will be provided with industry specific units which allows them to enter into the recruiting process straight from school should they choose to do so. The certificate for completing the programme is relevant for 5 years after completion if they choose another pathway out of high school. Some of these units may be required to be done outside of school.


Entry Requirements

  • Entry to this course is strictly limited to 15 spaces. 
  • Successful applicants must have a minimum of 8 credits in Level 1 Numeracy and Literacy plus good attendance, behavioural and work ethic records. A serious desire to pathway into the New Zealand Police within 5 years. 


Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 22 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 1296 v7
NZQA Info
Interview in informal situations
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 1297 v7
NZQA Info
Conduct an interview in a formal situation
Level: 4
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 4251 v8
NZQA Info
Plan a career pathway
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 9681 v7
NZQA Info
Contribute within a team or group which has an objective
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 11097 v5
NZQA Info
Listen actively to gain information in an interactive situation
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 26971 v1
NZQA Info
Describe factors that contribute to mental health wellbeing and mental health problems
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29363 v1
NZQA Info
Learn to drive a vehicle within the conditions of a Class 1 New Zealand learner driver licence
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 22
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

Course availability is dependent on numbers and staffing, and course entry will be confirmed at the beginning of 2021. Students will be required to select additional back-up courses as part of this process.

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