First in the UK to gain Level 5 Event Safety and Policing Award
Above: the award-winning team
Wandsworth Parks and Events Police are the first in the UK to attain a Level 5 NVQ Event Safety/Policing.
They join event managers from venues and events across the world in the receiving this significant qualification. An official certificate presentation took place on Wednesday 15 June to mark occasion.
The qualification covers a mixture of experiential learning activities, theory and practice related to real time scenarios. This is one of the only programmes in the UK that uses scenario-based learning to ensure that everyone taking part not only learns the theory but actually applies this in practice.
Professor Chris Kemp who teaches the course also trains the Scottish Police Force in crowded space issues and prepared them for their work at the Commonwealth Games. The programme supports all learning styles and specifically focuses on practical delivery.
Professor Kemp said, “The participants on this programme were particularly receptive to the teaching methods as their event delivery is on a day-to-day basis both in and out of doors which makes their role particularly arduous.”
Wandsworth Parks and Events Police work across the borough and are responsible for the routine patrolling of the parks, commons and open spaces within Wandsworth, the enforcement of byelaws, Dog Control Orders and other park regulations, and the policing of events.
June 21, 2016