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Category: NPPF Step 2 Sergeant to Inspector Exam 2016

  1. NPPF Step 2 Sergeant to Inspector Week 24 Blog 2016

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    OSPRE Part 1 Sergeant – Inspector 2016

    Week 24

    Revision

    General Police Duties

     

    This is the last in our series of 24 weekly articles to help you towards Monday when the exam is due.

    I have left General Police Duties as the last book to revise from.  In terms of content and importance it is the big one

    In planning this series of study articles I have planned to make GPD the last of the Blackstone’s syllabus books for you to revise from, and I have given you a little more time for this one.  It is now just 5 days to your exam so make the best use of the time and spend it reading GPD for the last time. It is full of Police Powers and offences, not to mention topical subjects that could well be tested.

    I am not going to pick out anything specific for you to look at; I would just go back over it all. Have a good look at Unsatisfactory Performance and Attendance, All three chapters about Police Powers, Arrest, Stop and Search, and Entry, Search and Seizure.

    In all honesty there is so much in this whole book just read it all carefully, we have been through it once, so do it again now.    

     

    TOP TIP Once you get into the exam room, make sure your read each question carefully, have a clear timing plan, and mark the answer in the correct box.  If you do that and you have followed these articles you will have done all you can to get through, so all remains is for me to wish you good luck.

    There is now a Face book page for Executive Guidance, where we put details of all our police service development programmes, why not follow us and pick up some extra hints and tips and check out the testimonials that are there.  

    If you are following this study programme you have given yourself a good chance to pass as long as you keep it up. There is an awful lot of material to get through, we are now right at the end of the programme, in week 24, so as of today there just 11 days to go. 

    Keep at it.  If you are having any problems with your studies, something you don’t understand, or a bright idea that will help other people studying for this exam please visit my web-site at www.executiveguidance.co.uk and use the Contact Us page, I will get right back to you.

    We have now started the planning process for the next Constable to Sergeant Part 1, so if you have found these articles helpful and someone you know is going to start studying soon please point them in this direction.  

    Motivational Quote

    This week’s quote comes from Leon J Suenes, who was a Belgian Archbishop who said

    Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.

    I hope the dreams you had of passing Part 1 will come true.

    I would love to know how you thought it went, and whether or not you found these articles helpful so please feel free to e-mail me at ospre@executiveguidance.co.uk  

    So there it is, Good luck to you all.   

     Phil Waters

    ©Executive Guidance Ltd 2016   

  2. NPPF Step 2 Sergeant to Inspector Week 23 Blog 2016

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    OSPRE Part 1 Sergeant – Inspector 2016

    Week 23

    Revision

    Crime

     

    This week’s revision topic is the Crime Blackstone’s Syllabus book. A lot of people tell me this is one of the easier books to read, and find it easy to study from.  That does not mean it should be taken lightly.  Give it as much attention as you would any of the others.

    Concentrate your efforts on the offences and the defences that go with them.  They are great areas for a good question writer to go into. Have a good look at the sections on Sex Offenders, it is a highly topical subject.

    The Theft and Criminal Damage sections contain a lot of crossovers, laws with similar themes having similar meanings.      

    The section on Drug offence defences is a really important one and an easy one to test, so think about examples to slot the law around. That will help you remember what the defence is and how it works.

    TOP TIP

    This week’s Top Tip is still around exam technique.  I was always taught if you don’t know a question leave it and come back to it later. That is not a great idea in Part 1.  If you leave a line clear on the answer paper you have to be 100% certain when you answer the next question that you are making your mark in the right line. If in the pressure of the exam you don’t leave that gap EVERY answer you mark from then on will be one line out, and the machine that marks them will not allow for it or work it out, and the consequences of that are 6 months of wasted effort.                   

    I will be tweeting at random from all four books for the last four weeks up to your exam, you can follow me at @ExecutiveGuidance. The Tweets are intended to be little memory joggers.  Sometimes they come in two parts because it is very difficult to get a section of law out in 140 characters

    At this point I get very predictable and dull, and issue my standard health warning, I am giving you some suggestions about areas to look at, sadly I know as much about what will be in your exam as you do, and that is why I am very reluctant to suggest you study only those banker subjects. I know there are companies out there who boast that they can tell you want is in your exam, and I am here to tell you the only people who know what is in your exam are the team at Harrogate who wrote it, and they are not telling anyone.

    Even the information about what was tested in the last exam is only that, historical information and is not really any guide to what you are going to be tested on at all.

    I have been helping police officers pass this exam for over 30 years, either from within the job, or on a commercial basis through my company, and it has always been my mantra, that you should study the lot. 

    There is now a Face book page for Executive Guidance, where we put details of all our police service development programmes, why not follow us and pick up some extra hints and tips and check out the testimonials that are there.  

    If you are following this study programme you have given yourself a good chance to pass as long as you keep it up. There is an awful lot of material to get through, we are still at the start of the programme, in week 23, so as of today there just 12 days to go.  Keep at it.  If you are having any problems with your studies, something you don’t understand, or a bright idea that will help other people studying for this exam please visit my web-site at www.executiveguidance.co.uk and use the Contact Us page, I will get right back to you.

    Motivational Quote

    This week’s motivational quote is from the great war-time Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who made all sorts of excellent statements about a wide variety of topics, this week’s is,

    We are still masters of our fate.
    We are still captains of our souls.

    Your ship is sailing closer to the exam, and you are the master. Steer a true course. 

    There are no places left on our Crammer weekends at all, but you can still take the Crammer as a Distance Learning project and we will e-mail it all to you in plenty of time for you to gain maximum benefit, so if you would like to do that, please drop our office an e-mail and we will get it off to you. 

    We have now started the planning process for the next Constable to Sergeant Part 1, so if you have found these articles helpful and someone you know is going to start studying soon please point them in this direction.   

     Phil Waters

    ©Executive Guidance Ltd 2016