Is this available online? Is the learning delivered to the same standard? What platform do they use? As a company, we have tackled digital learning head on and as a result have been instrumental in supporting police forces in continuing their core training.
Author-Lynne Foster, Client Relationship Director.
To continue to deliver impactful but appropriate learning to our large police clients, we had to ensure we had everything in place, so we were ready and able to support and advise.
Myself and the team at Premier Partnership sought to understand how long face to face delivery would be impacted. It was soon apparent that there would be significant uncertainty for some time to come and a need for change was a priority. It became clear that the main way we could initially support our law enforcement agency clients was helping them move to digital learning, to ensure continuity of development opportunities. We already provided many online or virtual options via our police catalogue, so we could easily move some bookings to these methods of delivery.
Where there was no digital option readily available, we have worked in partnership with our supply chain to identify key subject matter areas, including police specialist subjects, in which learning can be offered digitally. This includes e-learning, webinars, virtual classrooms, online qualification based learning and bespoke digital learning.
As a result, we have been able to update our offering and share the digital catalogue with our clients. With additional communication we have enabled them to continue to procure their learning by moving their requirements to a digital option.
There are some topics that absolutely do not lend themselves to the change, so we looked to postpone and diary to pick up again later in the year. That diary remains active and rather full!
The first programme to be significantly affected was the Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (CKP) for one of my major police clients. Amidst the Pandemic, the operation of this priority training course for the Police force may have been hindered. As reported on recently by Nick Bradley, MD from our trusted partner Enlighten, we were able to move over 300 recruits to a digital version of CKP, whilst being halfway through their learning!
They truly stepped up and supported a seamless shift to digital learning, which enabled this police force to continue with their PC uplift. We have now completed online delivery to over 300 students, using Zoom with additional videos and online content, with two more cohorts of similar numbers in progress.
“As you are fully aware it has been an extremely difficult period for everyone due to the COVID19 Pandemic. You have had multiple enforced changes to your teaching locations, teaching styles (such as adapting them to new technology) as well as the monitoring of classes (whose members are spread all around the UK at the moment), so to do so, so efficiently, in such a short period of time, has been nothing short of brilliant.”
“This has been a fantastic example of resilience and excellent partnership working. Thank you so much. The pass results are excellent, I am proud of you all for this achievement and the success is because of this strong training delivery collaboration”
-Superintendent, large metropolitan police Force
It is this type of relationship that has proved to be invaluable in transitioning to digital learning. The relationships with our suppliers are equally important as the relationship with our clients.
See Lynne’s full article on Policing Insight’s official website here