Candidates attending the police recruit assessment will receive scores indicating how well they performed at the assessment. Candidates do not receive specific developmental feedback on their performance. Candidates receive generic feedback on what stronger performing candidates did and what less strong performing candidates did in that exercise. The generic feedback is similar after each assessment centre.This generic feedback does have some clues as to how to approach some of the exercises.

Below is an example of feedback from a role play exercise

You will receive generic feedback

Stronger performing candidates dealt with the Role Actor in a sensitive manner and were constructive towards dealing with the issues. They also asked appropriate questions to clarify and gather information. Stronger performing candidates made suggestions to investigate and monitor the situation. They interacted with the Role Actor in a clear and structured manner. 

Some less strong performing candidates dealt with the Role Actor in an insensitive manner and were dismissive towards the issues. Some tended to interact with the Role Actor in a less clear and unstructured manner.

From the above feedback, it is clear that candidates need to be sensitive and constructive. Candidates also need to ask appropriate questions and make suggestions to deal with the situation. On our recruit assessment centre training course, we show you a system for dealing with the Role Actor that will ensure that you demonstrate all the attributes of a stronger performing candidate.

Below is feedback from the competency based interview on a Motivational values question

Stronger performing candidates were able to identify what values are important for police officers to have, and to describe why they are important. They showed consideration of the impact of these values and provided strong evidence which was relevant to the competency areas being assessed. Stronger performing candidates spoke clearly and structured their responses in a logical order.

 

Some less strong candidates were unable to provide examples of what values are important for police officers or to explain why these are important. They provided limited evidence which was relevant to the competency areas being discussed. Some less strong candidates tended not to speak clearly or provided their responses in an unstructured manner.

On our recruit assessment training we will show you how to answer motivational value questions in a way that will demonstrate all the attributes of a stronger performing candidate. This will include how to structure your answers, how to identify the important values, how to explain why the values are important and how to provide strong evidence for the competency areas being assessed

 Below is feedback from the competency based interview on a past behaviour question

Stronger performing candidates were able to provide a specific example in response to each question asked by the interviewer. They outlined their contribution or actions and provided strong evidence which was relevant to the competency area being assessed. Stronger performing candidates spoke clearly and structured their responses in a logical order.

Some less strong candidates were unable to provide an example relating to the question asked by the interviewer. They tended to provide less relevant examples and did not provide information about their contribution or input. Some less strong candidates tended not to speak clearly or provided their responses in an unstructured manner.

 

 

On our recruit assessment training, we will show you how to answer past behaviour questions in a way that will demonstrate all the attributes of a stronger performing candidate. This will include how to structure your answers, how to provide specific examples that provide strong evidence for the competency areas being assessed and how to respond in a clear structured way

We provide classroom based courses and Distance learning training

Our courses will show you how to be a stronger performing candidate so that you can pass the police recruit assessment.

 We are also College of Policing approved providers for the Certificate in Knowledge of Policing CKP 

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