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When you have completed all parts of the recruitment process you will then be offered a start date on one of our Initial Police Learning & Development Programme (IPLDP) course.

The IPLDP course in Cumbria lasts for sixteen weeks during which time you will be required to undertake classroom, practical and community based learning. There will be a requirement for study outside of course hours, both within and outside the classroom environment.

Having completed the initial learning phase you will then be tutored by an experienced officer within the Territorial Policing Area. This will enable you to gain practical experience of basic policing and also start working shifts. Assessment of your performance will be carried out by trained staff during this period.