IVA Community Policing (SCQF level 8) (GA37 48)

Welcome to the International Vocational Award in Community Policing. This award has been designed for delivery in developing and evolving nations where community policing is being considered as a strategic development of choice for the police service. This award will be taught and assessed in English.

The award is based on the philosophy of Community Policing. Community Policing, which can also be described as Neighbourhood Policing and Community Orientated Policing, is a term which is applied to a policing methodology that is consultative and reflective of community needs. It also has a focus on problem solving through partnership activity.

The International Vocational Award (IVA) in Community Policing at SCQF level 8 consists of two mandatory Units, each of 2 HN credits. There are no optional Units. The structure is illustrated below:

Unit title Code SCQF credit points SCQF level SQA credit value
Community Policing (73 KB) FE8V 48 16 8 2
Change Strategy for Community Policing (76 KB) FE8T 48 16 8 2

The arrangements document can be accessed by clicking on the link below.


Centres without devolved authority require to come forward for approval and should contact SQA’s Business Development Team for guidance.

Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA’s general requirements for technical/occupational competence as outlined in theSystems and Qualification Approval Guide (510 KB).

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