Training for Special Constables

Date published: 07 March 2018 16:50

Special Constables have the same powers as regular officers and are therefore trained to meet this level of standard. The training lasts for 14 weeks and you will be expected to attend so please consider whether you can commit to this when applying.

You will learn new and develop existing skills, such as; problem-solving, negotiating, decision-making, coping with pressure, communications and inter-personal skills. These skills will help you not only as a special but also in your daily life. Learning transferable skills will open up a number of opportunities for further development in other police roles such as Roads Policing Group, Roads Crime Unit and Major Investigation Team.

Training plan

Week One is an induction session, held 6pm-9pm on a Tuesday and Wednesday evening, plus 9am – 4pm Saturday and Sunday sessions.


Weeks 2,4,6,8,10 and 12 will be a Tuesday and Wednesday (6pm - 9pm) plus Saturday and Sunday (9am - 4pm).


Weeks 3,5,7,9,11,13 and 14 will be a Tuesday and Wednesday (6pm - 9pm).

Sessions are delivered at two locations: South Yorkshire Police Training Centre at Manvers and the Lifewise Centre at Hellaby.