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Police Jobs Wales uses two online test providers:

  • SHL (Verbal Reasoning and Calculation Test) - For candidates who do not have a level three qualification*
  • PSI Online (Behavioural Style Questionnaire, Situational Judgement Test) - All candidates are required to take both tests.

*Level 3 Qualifications:


  • A-levels
  • BTECs
  • Cambridge International Pre-U Diploma
  • Cambridge Technicals
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Welsh Baccalaureate
  • Scottish Advanced Higher
  • Scottish Higher
  • Scottish Baccalaureate
  • access to higher education diploma
  • advanced apprenticeship
  • international Baccalaureate diploma
  • level 3 award
  • level 3 certificate
  • level 3 diploma
  • level 3 ESOL
  • level 3 national certificate
  • level 3 national diploma
  • level 3 NVQ
  • Certificate of Knowledge of Policing

Please note

  • Awarding bodies such as AQA, Active IQ, NCFE CACHE, CILEx, CISI, City & Guilds, LRN, IMI, NCFE, OCN, OCR, Edexcel, LCCI will need to be at level 3 certificate and level 3 Diploma in any subject.

Level 4 qualifications are:

  • certificate of higher education (CertHE)
  • higher apprenticeship
  • higher national certificate (HNC)
  • level 4 award
  • level 4 certificate
  • level 4 diploma
  • level 4 NVQ

Level 5 qualifications are:

  • diploma of higher education (DipHE)
  • foundation degree
  • higher national diploma (HND)
  • level 5 award
  • level 5 certificate
  • level 5 diploma
  • level 5 NVQ

Level 6 qualifications are:

  • degree apprenticeship
  • degree with honours - for example bachelor of the arts (BA) hons, bachelor of science (BSc) hons
  • graduate certificate
  • graduate diploma
  • level 6 award
  • level 6 certificate
  • level 6 diploma
  • level 6 NVQ
  • ordinary degree without honours

Level 7 qualifications are:

  • integrated master’s degree, for example master of engineering (MEng)
  • level 7 award
  • level 7 certificate
  • level 7 diploma
  • level 7 NVQ
  • master’s degree, for example master of arts (MA), master of science (MSc)
  • postgraduate certificate
  • postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE)

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