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Councillor Sheila Newman

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Crime, antisocial behaviour & nuisance BTEC Qualifications

BTEC Level 3 – Professional Award in Community Safety, Crime and Nuisance Management for Practitioners

BTEC courses are arranged through Community Safety Professionals Ltd. which is an accredited provider.

The course will teach the six principals that will enable students to feel confident they have all the tools they need to deliver excellent service to the community.

A modular course with a choice of six as follows:

  • Tools and Powers (Core Module)
    A review of the wide range of powers to address neighbour nuisance. Areas covered include Housing Enforcement, ASBOs, place powers (Dispersal, Premises Closure etc) alcohol related powers, environmental crime and a look at the governments proposed new ASB powers.
  • Supporting Victims and Witnesses
    Explore the services and resources available to support the victims and witnesses of anti-social behaviour. Particular attention is given to the Home Office Risk Assessment Matrix and its practical multi agency application.
  • Interviewing Skills and Statement Taking
    Civil statement taking including best practice in interviewing victims and witnesses. Drawing up civil statements including professional witness and hearsay statements.
  • Information Exchange and Regulation of Investigatory Powers
    The legislative background to information exchange and how the law can facilitate multi agency working. Covering RIPA legislation the proposed reform of RIPA and how covert surveillance can be used to address serious anti-social behaviour.
  • Domestic Abuse Awareness
    A review of the prevalence, types of abuse and impact of Domestic Violence on women and children. Including risk assessments and multi agency risk conferencing along with information sharing and confidentiality.
  • Conflict Resolution
    A review of the causes, cost and legal responsibilities of violence in the workplace. With a focus on how to risk assess workplace violence and to successfully manage conflict.

All modules form part of the BTEC Professional Award in Community Safety, Crime and Nuisance Management for Practitioners (BTEC Level 3) for which 4 modules are needed to qualify including Tools and Powers.

Each module is 'stand alone' and can be taken with or without BTEC certification.


One stand-alone BTEC training session is £150 per delegate and will include lunch. We can offer discounts on group bookings from the same organisation.

To achieve the BTEC level 3 qualification, you will need to complete four BTEC units, which is £700.

Express an interest

To discuss the BTEC qualification, call 0161 234 3231 or email

We are in the process of organising more BTEC training dates. If you would like to express an interest in a module or you have a query, please call 0161 234 3231 or email

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