New College of Policing digital policing e-learning available for forces

The new College of Policing Digital Policing Foundation level two is now live and  looks at internet-dependent crimes such as hacking and digital considerations for serious and complex crime investigation.


The new learning programme consists of two e-learning modules, followed by two classroom-based practical sessions that are delivered by forces. The e-learning modules are digital considerations for investigators and cyber crimes.  


It follows on from digital policing foundation level 1 (DPFL1), which covers digital technology and online investigation opportunities.

It is aimed at Professionalising Investigations Programme (PIP) level 2 investigators and investigators coming through the policing education qualification framework (PEQF) route, although it is available to all officers and staff. 


In the classroom-based sessions, participants look at investigations in pairs, take part in group discussions around decisions made and actions taken, and receive feedback from subject matter advisors.

The course has been designed to be flexible and the classroom sessions can be delivered in the classroom, online and via ‘hydra in the cloud’.