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Course summary

Student-centred learning strategies will be employed throughout the programme to ensure a balance of theory and practice that is both personalised and collaborative. Students are expected to critically reflect on a variety of policing contexts and cases and be able to integrate and apply new knowledge to new situations. Students will form a learning community and will be engaged in negotiation and management of learning tasks, and will gain practical experience of key policing practice activities, many of which will relate to authentic, real-world problems and cases. The University works in collaboration with South Wales Police and Gwent Police forces. Historically, a number of our graduates have gone on to work with these forces due to the links that have been made. As a result of this collaboration, we have a number of police trainers that work with the team to deliver extra professional practice and provide HYDRA practical sessions for the students. The volunteer police programme that has been run with UWTSD and South Wales Police since 2012 provides students with the opportunity to gain valuable practical policing experience which also enhances their progression opportunities.


Year One – Level 4 (CertHE) • Criminal Law (20 credits; component pass) • Evidence-based Approaches to Policing Decisions (20 credits; component pass) • Learning in the Digital Era (20 credits; component pass; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Legal Process (20 credits; component pass) • Preparing for Professional Policing (20 credits; component pass) • Response Policing (20 credits; component pass).

Assessment method

The assessments have been designed by the programme team collectively, to ensure they form a cohesive whole and meet the requirements of the College of Policing’s PEQF curriculum for the Pre-Join Professional Policing degree. The key purpose of the assessment scheme is to enable students to demonstrate individually that they have met the aims of the programmes and achieved the learning outcomes at the standard required for the level of study. Assessment will also be used to provide feedback to students so as to assist in subsequent learning. Each module will be assessed summatively through a range of individual assessment tasks but formative methods are also used. Formative assessment is carried out through practical exercises that are undertaken and discussed in class, role-plays, negotiations, presentations by students and the sessions devoted to reviewing exams after these have been marked. A range of summative assessment methods will be employed. Exams are primarily (but not exclusively) used to test knowledge and understanding. Coursework and practical assessments also test knowledge and understanding but tend to focus more on the development of cognitive, practical and key skills. Such methods are highly appropriate to the nature of the policing discipline as they facilitate authentic, workplace relevant assessment and practice. Coursework and practicals will be set in a variety of formats; these include: • Essays • Reports • Portfolios • Research projects • Presentations.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
International £13500 Year 1

Additional fee information

It is possible to complete this programme of study without any additional costs. Students may wish to purchase textbooks for modules, such as Independent Project but this is not a requirement and will have no bearing on the final grade.
Policing Profession at University of Wales Trinity Saint David - UCAS