TFS blended CSAS programme

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Overview

TFS is proud to offer the only blended solution for the Community Safety for Accredited (CSAS) Persons approved by the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC).

The programme resources have been developed and produced by experienced educationalists from the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth.

Additional information can be found on the Community Safety for Accredited Persons course page.

Organisations (including private security companies) that seek CSAS accreditation may apply for the following police powers:

  1. Power to issue penalty notices for disorder.
  2. Power to issue fixed penalty notice for truancy
  3. Power to issue fixed penalty notice for cycling on a footpath.
  4. Power to issue fixed penalty notice for dog fouling
  5. Power to issue fixed penalty notices for graffiti and fly-posting
  6. Power to issue fixed penalty notice for littering
  7. Power to issue fixed penalty notices in respect of offences under dog control orders
  8. Power to require name and address
  9. Power to deal with begging
  10. Power to require name and address for anti social behaviour.
  11. Power to require name and address for road traffic offences
  12. Power to require persons drinking in a designated area to surrender alcohol
  13. Power to require persons aged under 18 to surrender alcohol.
  14. Power to seize tobacco from a person aged under 16
  15. Power to remove abandoned vehicles.
  16. Power to stop vehicles for testing
  17. Power to stop cycles
  18. Power to control traffic for purposes other than escorting a load of exceptional dimensions
  19. Power to direct traffic for the purposes of escorting abnormal loads
  20. Power to photograph persons away from a police station.

Online options

There are four pathways with some recognising acquired prior learning (APL). Please note that all costs are exclusive of VAT; terms & conditions apply.

Pathway A

APL - Holder of a current SIA Licence in Guarding or Door Supervision.

Assessment method: Essay style examination & submission of portfolio evidence. The process is completely online with no work placed abstractions.

Host Police Forces will require at least one-day classroom based operational training delivered by TFS (optimum number of delegates 10).

A case study example is available here

Pathway B

APL - Currently undertaking the SIA licence as at Pathway A (the online CSAS course can be run concurrently).

Assessment method: Essay style examinations. The process is completely online with no work placed abstractions.

Host Police Forces will require at least one-day classroom based operational training delivered by TFS (optimum number of delegates 10).

Pathway C (including a one-day class room based module)

No APL

Assessment method: Essay style examinations and attendance on a one-day TFS conflict resolution course

A case study example is available here.

Pathway D

This option is for volunteers, and completion of the selected CSAS modules is not sufficient for accreditation under the national scheme. It is designed to equip non-SIA licensed delegates and those that carry out voluntary work within the community an awareness within a number of spheres including, for example, the extended police family, crime reduction, recording evidence and emergencies within the community.

No APL

Assessment method: Completion of online learning material. The process is completely online with no work placed abstractions.

Successful Pathway D candidates can use this experience as APL for Pathways A to C.

Re-sits

Re-sits only apply to Pathways A, B and C.

Re-sits are allowed at a cost of 50% of the prevailing programme cost.

All above costs exclude VAT, terms & conditions apply.

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For more information or to register please e-mail