Frequently Asked Questions
What can I do RIGHT NOW, FOR FREE to make a start on my promotion preparation?
If you are serious, take action! There are a range of free digital police promotion guides available to download right now. There is more free valuable content on my blog. That’s an option to leap forward with your preparation today by supporting, challenging & provoking your thinking and to lay down some solid foundations ahead of your promotion opportunity. The guides are full of insights to help provide you with an an edge over the competition. The most common mistake made by aspiring candidates is not preparing ahead of opportunity.
Is my force included?
Rank Success supports all UK police forces, covering: England & Wales, MET Police, Police Scotland and PSNI. This is because I cater for all three promotion competency frameworks used: CVF, PPF and MLF. Sometimes forces choose to slightly tailor the CVF for local needs, but the essence is the same.
Why should I choose Rank Success?
I believe in preparing you to become a great leader by connecting you with the important things in police leadership and promotion: Understanding the role; improving your attitude/mindset; connecting you with your inspiration; improving your ability to clearly articulate your skills, to name a few. 'The proof is in the pudding' in that the by-product is achieving your next step, be it application, interview, or PROMOTION. I even helped one officer find an entirely new career better suited to her needs, when she thought promotion was the solution to her growing 'itchy feet'!
What guarantees do you offer?
I offer no guarantees. Rank Success provides you support to guide your personal preparation for promotion. Promotion isn't easy and will come from your own efforts: only your action, smart work and determination will achieve that. But Rank Success helps you prepare ahead and take that meaningful action, target your efforts and build your determination / confidence to succeed.
How do I book on a Police Promotion Masterclass?
Take a look at my masterclass availability and select a date best for you. Clicking the booking link will take you through the brief booking and payment process. Then just turn up! All materials you need are provided on the day.
Can I arrange for you to deliver a seminar, masterclass or speak about promotion in my force?
Sure! Please get in touch and we can talk through what you need and at a fair price for individuals. I also offer FREE seminars for larger audiences (100+), so what have you got to lose?
Police Promotion Guides
What format do the downloadable guides come in?
They are PDFs and look great when viewing on your tablet device, smartphone or PC.
Will it be relevant for Chief Inspector level?
Yes! Rank Success specialises in supporting all Federated ranks, so these guides (and my other services) are suitable for promotion to Sergeant, Inspector and Chief Inspected.
How do I download the digital guides?
Once your payment has been authorised, you will soon receive an email. This is delivered through a secure digital delivery system and includes a personalised activation link (single-use, valid for 3 days). Click the link, then you can download and save to your PC, Mac, tablet or other chosen device.
Can I share the guide or any of the content?
As reminded on this site, the guides and the purchasing process, all material is copyrighted and any sharing with others is strictly prohibited. Should someone ask you for a copy, please advise them to download for themselves. The purchased guides include a watermark demonstrating the original purchaser, to help protect the intellectual property of Rank Success.
Can I print the guides?
No, they are digital and delivered quickly and securely for you to download a copy to your favoured device. Access is hassle-free and you can read at your leisure; there are no complicated logins and passwords to gain access to your purchased content. This allows me to give the best value for my customers.
Will my access to the guides expire after some time?
No, as long as you have the PDF saved on your device, it's yours. Rank Success believes you should be able to access the information you paid for at your leisure. The guides are rich in content and many have already used them through more than one promotion process.
Is my force promotion framework included?
Yes. Different forces have different processes (aligned to the National Police Promotion Framework Step 3) in place at different times for different ranks, but there are three main competency (behaviour) frameworks in use for UK police promotion: the Competency & Values Framework (CVF); the Metropolitan Leadership Framework (MLF) and the Policing Professional Framework (PPF). The guides cover all three frameworks and also recognise the differences in local processes being conducted by different forces (e.g. assessment tests, applications, presentations and interviews).
Coaching / 1-to-1 Support
How do I arrange one-to-one support?
Get in touch and we'll take it from there. The sessions can be in person, by phone or using tools like Skype or FaceTime. I will do my best to accommodate your needs around shifts and life, e.g. early morning or late evening can be arranged.