Police Officers in England and Wales are now required to hold a professional policing qualification. This degree is delivered under licence from the College of Policing and follows the National Policing Curriculum. Studying on it will put you in the best possible position to apply for the Police Service’s pre-join programme when you graduate. All of your modules will be delivered by experienced police professionals. We will introduce you to the policing profession through the study of:
- Policy and procedure
- Criminal justice
- Crime and deviance
- Global policing issues
Together we will confront some of the biggest issues facing the police service today, both in the UK and beyond. You will also consider how crime, policy, social inequalities and divisions can impact upon our understanding of policing. One essential theme which runs through the course is a focus on evidence based policing – a concept which is central to modern policing and a skill which is highly valued in the service.
Throughout the course you will have opportunities to gain hands on experience by working with vulnerable people across a diverse range of groups. This could be through our partnerships with police forces in Yorkshire and Humberside, or with some of the organisations that work alongside the police service and focus on:
- Restorative justice
- Support for victims of sexual assault and domestic abuse
- Victim’s charities
- Agencies supporting vulnerable people in society
If you do not yet meet the minimum requirements for entry straight onto this degree course, or feel you are not quite ready for the transition to Higher Education, this is a great option for you. Passing a foundation year guarantees you a place on this degree course the following academic year.