BTEC Advanced Award in Neighbourhood Nuisance and Anti Social Behaviour Case Working
"Having served as a Police Officer in London for 30 years and then the past 12 years as a community safety officer/ASB officer, I didn't really think that I needed too much extra training/input re this subject. I was pleasantly surprised about how many extra ideas and information that I managed to pick up.
It was particularly useful being in a group away from my peers and listening to other people's experiences from a wide variety of perspectives. The tutor was an excellent, experienced officer who clearly had a wealth of experience behind him."
Many organisations employ officers in a number of different services to use a wide range of informal, formal, civil and criminal tools and legislative powers to tackle, moderate or stop anti-social and nuisance behaviour, which causes alarm, harassment and distress to the community.
This qualification will enable candidates to confidently recognise, understand and use the full range of intervention tools and legislative powers available to tackle anti-social and nuisance behaviour. The programme will also enable the candidate to understand the diverse network of organisations that provide assets, resources and powers in the anti-social behaviour arena.
The qualification is designed to ensure that those who work with communities to tackle anti-social and nuisance behaviour undergo a familiarisation process to gain the required knowledge base to effectively use the tools and powers needed.
Overview and learning outcomes
This qualification covers the key skills and knowledge required by effective practitioners in the field. The areas covered and learning outcomes are:
- Information & data exchange
- To develop and enhance candidates' skills and techniques in using nuisance and anti-social behaviour tools and legislative powers in partnership and to develop rigorous and ethical approaches in their successful use.
- Describe the tools and legislative powers available to lawfully exchange and share information and data with public authority partner agencies.
- Explain and evaluate when, where, why and how Information and data exchange procedures and protocols should be used to share information and data
- Examine local Information Sharing Protocols and Home Office template
- Tools & Powers
- Describe the current tools and legislative powers available to tackle anti-social and nuisance behaviour
- Explain and evaluate when, where, why and how tools and powers should be used to tackle anti-social and nuisance behaviour
- Identify and compare the diverse network of organisations that provides assets, resources and powers to tackle anti-social behaviour.
- Expected changes and instruction in the proposed tools and powers
- Investigation & Evidence gathering
- To develop and enhance candidates skills and techniques in investigation techniques, tasking and coordination, analytical techniques and intelligence products, standards of proof, planning, preparation and collection of evidence, types of evidence and the Police & Criminal Evidence Act 1984(PACE)
- Describe the investigative techniques used to effectively carry out an impartial investigation into anti-social and nuisance behaviour.
- Recognise and apply the different types of evidence gathering processes.
- Identify and compare the disciplines used within the National Intelligence Model
- Practical evidence presentation.
- Practical statement writing
- Community harm statements
- Risk assessments
- Interviewing, note taking and statement writing
- To develop and enhance candidates skills and techniques in interviewing perpetrators, witnesses and victims, develop robust note taking abilities and to be able to present evidence for court proceedings in a statement.
- Effectively plan and prepare for an investigative interview and be prepared for a number of different responses that the subject may adopt. Be flexible in the use of different questioning techniques
- Effectively structure interviews with suspects and non-suspects.
To make appropriate and accurate written records and notes.
- Practical statement writing that complies with the format expected
Community harm statements
- Instructing legal teams & giving evidence in court
- To develop and enhance candidate's skills and techniques in instructing legal teams and representatives to successfully obtain legislative powers needed to moderate nuisance and anti-social behaviour.
- Describe the pre and post court procedures available to instruct legal teams or representatives
- Explain and evaluate when, where, why and how the pre and post court procedures should be used to tackle anti-social and nuisance behaviour.
- Identify and compare disclosure procedures within the pre and post court procedures
- Assess and analyse the presentation of evidence techniques in relation to giving evidence on cases of nuisance and anti-social behaviour in a court of law
- Practical evidence giving in different court settings
This qualification is a BTEC Level 3 , learning accredited at this level will reflect the ability to:
Apply knowledge and skills in a range of complex activities demonstrating comprehension of relevant theories; access and analyse information independently and make reasoned judgements, selecting from a considerable choice of procedures, in familiar and unfamiliar contexts; and direct own activities, with some responsibility for the output of others.
The course consists of 50 hours of learning, made up as follows:
- Pre-course reading
- 3 tutorial training days
- Post-course work place assignment
Who should enrol
There are no entry or learning requirements for this qualification.
This qualification is for candidates who either aspire to be, or are already working in, the investigation or prevention of anti-social behaviour and neighbourhood nuisance. It is designed as a start to finish programme of learning that will enable the candidate to confidently carry out their work and become a qualified investigator.
This course has been delivered to over 1500 candidates from a range of backgrounds including but not limited to:
- Housing Providers
- The Police
- Local Authorities
- Youth Offending Teams
- Fire and Rescue Service
- Community Safety
This qualification has been adopted by a number of local authorities and housing providers as the primary training programme for new and existing anti-social behaviour or community safety teams.
To view a full list of the organisations who have studied with us visit the clients section of our website
For all student registrations up to and including the Autumn Term 2013 the cost of this qualification has been reduced from £795 to £495 + vat per student this includes:
- 3 x mandatory taught tutorial dates
- All required course materials
- Lifetime membership to our online Student Zone (which includes any relevant updates to legislation, National Occupational Standards and best practice, enabling the student to maintain their learning and continuing professional development).
- All certification and qualification costs.
Procurement savings may be available for group bookings or in house courses contact us for details.
Tutorial Dates and Venues
The next scheduled tutorials for this qualification are being delivered at the following dates and venues throughout the UK as part of our our open national programme. See below for the next available dates and venues near you.
We can also deliver this qualification to your organisation or partnership "in house" (minimum numbers required) call 0845 299 7144 for details.
Spring Term 2013 (February to May 2013)
Specific venue and timetable information will be emailed to registered students approximately four weeks prior to the first tutorial date.
Stoke on Trent
10th, 11th & 12th of April 2013
17th, 18th & 19th April 2013
Autumn Term 2013 (September to November 2013)
2nd, 3rd & 4th September 2013
9th, 10th & 11th September 2013
7th, 8th & 9th October 2013
14th, 15th & 16th October 2013
16th, 17th & 18th September 2013
21st, 22nd & 23rd October 2013
23rd, 24th & 25th September 2013
Please note tutorial dates and venues are subject to change.
It is possible to enrol for a future term before the tutorial dates have been announced please contact us for details.
Associated Qualifications and Training
People who are interested in this course may also be interested in the following (click course for more details):
One Day Training Courses
Information & data exchange
Instructing legal teams & giving evidence in court
Interviewing, note taking and statement writing
Investigation & Evidence gathering
ASB Tools & Powers
Understanding and Responding to Stalking
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BTEC Advanced Award for Community Safety Practitioners
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BTEC Professional Award in Restorative Approaches