Police Studies NCEA Level 3



This is NOT an ‘approved subject’ for University Entrance. However, the Level 3 credits may be counted towards an NCEA Level 3 Certificate which is also needed for UE. The standard marked (N) may be counted towards meeting Level 1 Numeracy.


Open Entry for students in Year 13.

Course Description:

This course aims to provide students with a common base (foundational) level understanding of the knowledge, skills, attributes and attitudes associated with the Police and Policing, and potentially other agencies, in Aotearoa New Zealand. In addition to this, the course will provide an opportunity for students to explore the physical and leadership requirements of a police officer. Topics include, but not limited to: • The role of Police in contributing to better public services and societal outcomes • History of police within the community • Diversity of policing in the community • Mätauranga Maori and police • Communication • Formal and informal interview strategies • Physical appraisal training and testing • Leadership in Police • Emotional Intelligence and policing • Community work- based experiences The programme below is an indication of standards which may be included in the course and may be subject to changes for 2020.

Achievement Standards:

391501(N)Physical Education 3.4 - Demonstrate quality performance of a physical activity in an applied setting4InternalCompulsory

Unit Standards:

311097Listen actively to gain information in an interactive situation3InternalCompulsory
31296Interview in informal situations3InternalCompulsory
31304Communicate with people from other cultures2InternalCompulsory
326971Describe factors that contribute to mental health wellbeing and mental health problems3InternalCompulsory
34251Plan a career pathway3InternalCompulsory
39681Contribute within a team or group which has an objective3InternalCompulsory
41297Conduct an interview in a formal situation5InternalCompulsory

Assessment Summary: