The Pre-join Policing degree is a new entry route into the police force and has been designed to prepare recruits to meet the demands of 21st-century policing. This vocational degree meets the new standards set by the College of Policing’s Policing Education Qualification Framework (PEQF) and will be used by all police forces across England and Wales as part of the newly-categorized modes of entry into the policing profession.
The pre-join route allows you to study for a degree and then apply to a force and follow a shorter on-the-job training program to become a police constable or a special constable. The degree is designed so that you will undertake the learning as set out by the PEQF, attain a BA (Hons) in Professional Policing, and be equipped with the requisite skills and knowledge to be able to apply to the Police Force to become a police constable.
This exciting new course focuses on the main challenges a 21st-century police officer faces, such as protecting the vulnerable, digital policing, and counter-terrorism measures. It also provides a foundation knowledge of the role of a police constable and the five core areas of professional policing practice: Response Policing, Policing Communities, Policing the Roads, Information and Intelligence, and Conducting Investigations. You will also undertake your research project into your chosen policing practice area in the final year.
Why CU Coventry
We offer a style of education that is flexible and designed to fit around your life, allowing you to benefit from a modern, forward-thinking higher education institution, reinforced by the quality and reputation of Coventry University. We aim to provide career-focused courses, wherever possible, coupled with placement opportunities to help prepare you for the world of work. We are dedicated to making higher education accessible and enjoyable to everyone, so we keep our fees low and made it a policy to cover one module at a time, allowing you to become a specialist in each topic before moving on to the next.