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Police Station Accreditation

We offer several training courses to assist you in gaining accreditation as a Police Station Representative.

All of our courses are accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority as qualifying for Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

This scheme deals with the accreditation of those representatives who advise suspects at the police station. Most firms of solicitors who undertake criminal legal aid work use accredited representatives to advise and assist clients at police stations.

There are three assessment elements under the scheme. All three of the following must be successfully completed:

  • written examination
  • portfolio of cases
  • Critical Incidents Test (CIT).

Registration

In order to register:

  1. Please complete a registration form.
  2. Pay the minimum deposit of £200, or the full fees if you prefer.
  3. Collate any supporting documentation (eg the certificate to support your request for exemption from sitting the examination).

Please email these to us at law-pdu@cardiff.ac.uk

Terms and conditions

Please note:

  • You must register at least three weeks before the first assessment or training session that you wish to undertake.
  • Be aware that each scheme has a different registration form.
  • Payment of the balance of the fees for each assessment or training session falls three weeks before you are due to undertake the assessment or training session.
Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

Electronic submission

We are now accepting portfolios submitted electronically. Please email Diane Davies (daviesdc@cardiff.ac.uk), Professional Development Unit Administrator, to discuss your submission.

Time limits

Some time limits have been extended. Please contact us to discuss this if your progress has been affected by COVID 19.

Remote attendance at the police station

These cases can be included in your Portfolio of Cases. Please contact us for details. Please ensure you follow The Law Society protocol.

Contact us

To find out more, please contact:

Professional Development Unit