PWSP301

NCEA Level 3 Police Pathways 301

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. Wiltshire

The Police Pathway Programme aims to provide students with a foundation understanding of the knowledge, skills, attributes and attitudes associated with the Police and Policing in Aotearoa. The course provides students with an opportunity to explore the physical and leadership requirements required to become a Police Officer.

The programme is supported by NZ Police. Students completing this course will receive a NZ Police Certificate of Achievement. For students interested in joining the RNZPC this course incorporates the content of the 12 week distance learning course which is a requirement of the application process. Applicants would still need to meet the other entry requirements.

Students have three theory lessons and one practical fitness lesson each week. (Depending on final numbers this may change)

This course has limited numbers. Students selecting PWSP 301 will need to demonstrate a commitment to the programme including the physical fitness component.  Students may need to complete an interview with the HOD Careers and Transitions to confirm suitability and interest in the course.

The course offers possible pathways into NZ Police including:

-Constabulary

-Communications

-Emergency Communicators

-Corporate functions such as Finance, ICT, People and capability

The course would also suit students interested in the NZ Defence Force, NZ Customs, Physical Education pathways and Psychology.

Course Overview

Term 1
Explore and plan a career pathways in the police

Term 2
Write a report
Develop interview skills in formal and informal situations
Physical Fitness

Term 3
Develop interview skills in formal and informal situations, continues
Physical Fitness, continues
Active listening skills
Contribute to a group task

Recommended Prior Learning

Students will need a minimum of Level 1 numeracy and literacy and 30 credits at Level 2 to be considered for this course.

This course has limited numbers. Students selecting PWSP 301 will need to demonstrate a commitment to the programme including the physical fitness component.  

Students may need to complete an interview with the HOD Careers and Transitions to confirm suitability and interest in the course.

Pathway

The course offers possible pathways into NZ Police including:
-Constabulary
-Communications
-Emergency Communicators
-Corporate functions such as Finance, ICT, People and capability

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 25 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 25 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. 3491 v7
NZQA Info
Write a report
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
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
A.S. 91501 v2
NZQA Info
Physical Education 3.4 - Demonstrate quality performance of a physical activity in an applied setting
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 25
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 4