Training is vital for maintaining a highly skilled workforce and the forensic community needs to be sure that training providers are quality assured and fit-for-purpose.
FCN is developing a national catalogue of training providers for crime scene investigation (CSI), meaning members can access a list of approved suppliers for their learning and development.
Benefits for members
A national training provider catalogue gives FCN members assurance that the learning meets their requirements and avoids duplication of effort in evaluating suppliers.
It also offers flexible entry routes in the CSI role and gives various training choices to members, safe in the knowledge they are fit-for-purpose and quality assured.
How it works
We are already in progress with the creation of the catalogue, starting with a list of training provision currently available so that forces can reach out to those providers, evaluate their suitability and provide feedback.
FCN is in discussion with members and partner organisations including College of Policing, Skills for Justice, the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, and HEIs. We are developing the catalogue further to ensure appropriate evaluation and assurance processes are in place, ensuring forces have access to appropriate training that meets the current needs of our forensic community.
The catalogue is being produced through a rigorous approach, including development of a national Workforce Development Strategy, beginning with analysis of members’ training needs and a National Training Forum to help develop the strategy and set priorities.
To get involved in creating the catalogue of training providers, please contact us.