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Phase II Method of delivery: Work based learning

Phase II

Phase II training builds on the knowledge and skills acquired on Phase I to enhance a wider breadth and understanding of legislation, policing craft and the skills required to perform the duties and functions of a member of An Garda Síochána.

Phase II of the Programme is delivered in Garda Divisions throughout the country.  Probationer Gardaí take the lead in managing policing situations but are supported by either a Tutor Garda or an accompanying experienced Garda.  This Phase provides a supportive environment for Probationer Gardaí to progressively progress to higher levels of responsibility and performance.  In Phase II Probationer Gardaí incrementally progress through the assisting, assisted and autonomous stages of development.

In Phase II Probationer Gardaí take the lead in managing a wide range of incidents and demonstrate competence in file preparation, policing procedures and investigative techniques, while receiving on-going support and guidance from experienced colleagues.  Probationer Gardaí are also required to regularly attend CPD classes as prescribed during this Phase II. 

Method of delivery: Work based learning

Modules covered in Phase II:

Five thematic modules that reflect the generic allocated duties of members of Garda rank are delivered across this Phase of training as follows:

  1. Professional Competence- This module aims to facilitate the probationer to identify, monitor and systematically address their operational and academic learning requirements, in relation to the competency framework, learning goals and support systems.
  2. Crime & Incident PolicingThe aim of this module is to expose Probationer Gardaí to a wide range of crime and policing incidents in a coached role, which allows probationers to develop and refine their models of practice under the guidance of supervisors.
  3. Policing with Communities– The aim of this module is to equip probationers to integrate themselves fully into their local divisions and the local community they serve. The module aims to facilitate the application of knowledge and skills acquired during Phase I to the operational environment. This module also aims to encourage breadth of community policing experience to develop full understanding of the local communities, areas of vulnerability and policing concern and all current policing initiatives.
  4. Roads PolicingThe aim of this module is to equip probationers with the personal and professional skills necessary to enhance road safety by policing violations of Irish traffic legislation and dealing with traffic collisions, when encountered, in accordance with garda and public safety.
  5. Station Roles & ResponsibilitiesThe aim of this module is to equip probationers with competence in all responsibilities associated with garda station duties, including all responsibilities associated with detained persons as they relate to the member in charge/ prisoner management, dealing competently and efficiently with a wide range of public enquiries, effective use of the PULSE system and all related technologies, including mobile phones/TETRA radio technologies in an operational environment learning through tutored work-based learning.

All module outcomes must be achieved prior to progression to Phase III training.