The evaluation will address two broad areas:
a) How is the PCDA being implemented – what has worked well and where are the barriers/challenges? b) What outcomes have been delivered by the PCDA? Findings from the evaluation will be used to help refine the implementation approach as well as identify lessons for those forces introducing the apprenticeship at a later date. What will the evaluation focus on?
The evaluation will be undertaken in a small number of early adopter forces and will involve a longitudinal (four year) survey of new recruits, a series of in-depth interviews and documentary analysis.
A first interim report will be prepared for September 2019.