Degree Holder Entry Programme

Degree Holder Entry Programme

This course has been designed to prepare and shape police officers of the future, who will go on to have a positive impact on local communities and wider society. It is a level 6 qualification, which means it is the same standard as the final year of an undergraduate degree.

As you progress through the course you will develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours required of a police officer. Alongside this, you will engage with various relevant and contemporary issues relating to policing both in the UK and internationally. There will be a comprehensive package of support available to you as you study, which has been commended by the College of Policing.

To enrol on this course, you must apply through Humberside Police. You will earn a salary while you study. Successfully completing the course will mean you are awarded the Graduate Diploma in Professional Policing Practice and your position as a police officer with Humberside Police will be confirmed.

Entry Requirements

How to Apply

Applications for this course should be made directly through Humberside Police. Look out for the next recruitment round on their website.

To apply you must be over the age of 18 and meet the minimum entry requirements published on Humberside Police’s website.


You must have achieved a level 6 (degree level) qualification. This can be in any subject.

Driving licence

You must possess a full, valid manual UK/EU driving licence, or be working towards obtaining this before the end of your probation period.


You must declare and submit photographs of all tattoos, whether visible or not.

Police selection procedures

Following your application, you will need to pass all the national and local recruitment selection procedures.

English Language requirements

If your first language is not English, you need to take an IELTS test or an equivalent qualification accepted by the University.

Career Prospects

As you move through the Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP) you will develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours you need to work as a police officer. With deployments throughout your study, you will also have the opportunity to apply your developing knowledge, skills and behaviours across various operational areas of policing.

Course Details

If you are accepted onto the course, your degree will be fully funded. You will also earn a salary while you complete your qualification.

Year 1

Initial Learning Phase: Policing Policy and Practice
Initial Learning Phase: Crime Prevention and Public Protection
Initial Learning Phase: Independent Patrol Status
Consolidated Learning Phase: Professionalising the Police Service
Consolidated Learning Phase: Preventative Measures and Investigation
Consolidated Learning Phase: Evaluation of Operational Policing Areas

Year 2

Advanced Learning Phase: Specialist Research Study
Advanced Learning Phase: Full Operational Competence

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