Work as a police officer is demanding in terms of communication skills – probably more demanding than a lot of police applicants realise. Studying at Royal New Zealand Police College is intense and there is Policing and legal knowledge to learn during that time. It is similar in demands to a first year university course but done over 19 weeks. So, the time to develop your foundation skills is before you join the Police. We’re looking to run a part-time course designed to help people who want to join the NZ Police develop their foundation skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking).
Who is the course aimed at?
• People who are interested in applying to the NZ Police and know they need to develop their foundation skills (writing, listening, reading and speaking). Learners may have already applied and been told they need to upskill or just know they need to build this area of their skill set before they are ready to apply.
• Relevant for people thinking about a career in other government agencies – e.g. MAF, NZ Customs, Fire Service, Probation Service
Why learn with us?
Flexible start dates – start any month – no need to wait until semester dates.
Study for as long as you need.
Experienced tutors with sound language knowledge and experience working with learners from lots of different cultures.
5 years experience working with the NZ Police so we understand the demands of the job.
What will the classes be like?
• Small group classes with an experienced tutor at our premises on Princes Street in Central Auckland.
• Learning tasks contextualised to Police work so you will have to write reports, interview people, describe people accurately etc.
• Emphasis on learning strategies.
• Lots of homework tasks to put into practice what you learn in class.
• Progress test at the end of every four week block. You can take the results to Police recruitment as evidence of your skills gains.
What will you work on?
• Writing reports and emails.
• Using punctuation correctly and consistently.
• Building your vocabulary.
• Planning, writing and editing your writing.
• Developing your spelling.
• Developing reading strategies.
• Developing speaking and listening strategies.
The model we want to try is delivery in four week blocks. You sign up for the block and then we give you a progress test at the end.
Class days: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings
Class times: 5pm – 7pm
Cost: $120 per person per week.
So, there are 6 hours per week – 24 hours per block and we will give you as much work outside class times as you can manage.
Please register your interest and put yourself on the shortlist by completing this questionnaire:
For more information, contact
Nick Moore, Course Coordinator
09 303 1653
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