If successful at the force interview you will be invited to attend a National SEARCH Assessment Centre. These are held at the National College of Policing at Ryton, near Coventry. The assessment lasts for half a day.
Candidates are required to undertake a variety of exercises (see below), which will be based on the Policing Professional Framework
- competency based structure interview
- two written tests
- four interactive exercises
- Police Initial Recruitment Test (verbal logical reasoning and numerical reasoning)
You will be told in advance about what will happen on the day and be given details so that you have time to prepare.
The current national pass mark for applicants attending the assessment centre is 50% and a pass in all areas. You will be provided with your result three weeks after your attendance.
You cannot attend an assessment centre more than once in a six month period.