Online Course 1/2021: Police English Language

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CEPOL Online Course 01/2021: Police English Course
15 March 2021 to 07 May 2021
40 days / 125 training hours

The course aims to enable participants to achieve a Common European Framework of References for languages (CEFR) to the level of B1 - independent user, in Police English Language.

The specific objectives for participants of this course are:

  1. To have the ability, in accordance with CEFR, to express themselves briefly in familiar situations and to deal in a general way with non-routine information:
  2. To enrich their Police English Language vocabulary and use it appropriately in situations where police specific terminology is required.
  3. To practice cooperation on a European level, which they can later on utilise in cross-border communication.

The course is scheduled to take place in the period of 15 March – 7 May 2021. The curriculum content will focus on online self-paced, as well as, trainer guided activities and related assignments.

Reading, speaking, writing and listening skills will be practiced in the context of the abovementioned topics.

The content of the course will be presented in CEPOL's virtual learning environment where participants will engage in activities extending and practising their Police English Language skills.

Participants are expected to study around 12-15 hour per week in order to be able to achieve the aim. This course is fully flexible and learners can progress along the weekly activities at their own pace, however sometimes they are offered to attend real time sessions with the trainers and must submit certain assignments on time. Participants should follow the course continuously, preferably on a daily basis.

Nomination: The online course offers 100 seats altogether. In case you are interested to participate, please contact your local CEPOL National Unit / CEPOL National Contact Point at your earliest convenience to receive detailed information on the application process. Deadline for nominations by CEPOL National Units: 19 February 2021.

Target Audience: 

Police officers and law enforcement staff from EU Member States with minimum 3 years of experience whose work position and responsibilities require the use of English Language in the framework of cross border police cooperation.

In order to be able to attend the course participants should have:
• Entry level of English language at CERF level A2/B1 of basic user, as assessed by the participant
• Computer literacy required to access and attend the course, participate in activities and complete assignments, such as confident usage of office applications or good online communication skills (i.e. discussion forums, chats, e-mail, web browsing).

Virtual, accesible through CEPOL's eLearning platform LEEd (after approved registration)


Office address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1066 Budapest
Ó utca 27

Correspondence address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1903 Budapest

Email address

Telephone: +36 1 803 8030/8031

Fax: +36 1 803 8032