Police Training Scotland

Police Practice Papers

If lucky enough to be successful at the recruitment stages, you can look forward to commencing your training at the Scottish Police Training College based at Tulliallan in Kincardine-on-Forth, Fife. Tulliallan is the only police college in the UK to offer centralised police training from recruit to command level.

All police training is headquartered here, and the Scottish Police College is a recognised centre of learning excellence. The college offers not only police professional courses but also courses accredited through the SCQF framework. The college has links with universities and other affiliated bodies and offers a wide range of formally recognised courses.

It is here that new recruits joining the police in Scotland will commence their training. The Probationer Training Programme runs for a total of 104 weeks (2 years). Initially new recruits will spend time at Tulliallan College learning what is expected of them in terms of the skills, attitudes and behaviours required of a successful police officer before being allowed to undertake supervised work-based training. Additional study and assessments will continue for the duration of the training period until candidates are confirmed to the rank of Police Constable.

The setting for the Scottish Police Training College is beautiful; within 90 acres of parkland in the centre of Scotland. At the heart of the campus is Tulliallan Castle, built in the early 19th Century. The college is well equipped with a shop, library and computer suite as well as a fully equipped fitness suite, swimming pool and outdoor football pitches. It also contains residential accommodation which can be booked for weekend conferences and accommodation.