This short course in investigation will help you to consider the elements required for planning for investigative interviews such as assessing the needs of witnesses as they relate to communication and behaviour, the analysis of information, and the formulation of a written interview plan using the relevant material. You'll explore the necessary factors to conduct an effective interview, including engaging and building rapport with vulnerable victims and witnesses and utilising appropriate interview techniques to help facilitate their access to justice.
You'll also examine post-interview procedures and ways of evaluating the interview in respect of the overall investigation, as well as your own performance. The course will allow you to explore the practicalities of the role and others with whom you'll need to engage during the interview process.
You're required to attend university for face-to-face teaching sessions for all three days at your chosen location. The remainder of your learning will consist of self-directed study and work-based learning, although you will have access to materials and your Programme Leaders throughout the duration of the course.
Please note, your course start date will depend on your location:
Sunderland start date: 16 July 2024
London start date: 9 April 2024
Teaching and learning on this module will offer a combination of presentations, group work/discussions, practical exercises, formative assessment activities, and tutorials. Discussions will take place in both small and large groups to facilitate the ethos of teamwork and enhance communication and presentation skills.
Independent study (guided learning which isn't directly supervised) will consist of private study time, preparation of/for assessments, work-based learning, and problem-based learning. This will involve you identifying gaps in your own knowledge and skills and defining ways to bridge the gaps with new knowledge, understanding, and behaviour.
Topics covered across the module will include:
You'll gain 40 credits at the end of the module.
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This advanced diploma, worth 40 credits, has been designed to assist forces/organisations who have previously delivered this course in the continuous professional development of those who have been assessed as competent within the role of specialist witness interviewer.
The fee for this course is £720.
The employer usually meets these costs – we advise you to speak to your workforce development lead before applying.
We also accept self-funded applicants and encourage anyone wishing to explore their options to contact email@example.com.
This information was correct at the time of publication.