From 2020 onward the police constable role requires a degree for the majority of recruiting pathways. Our policing-specific degree, licensed by the College of Policing, will ensure that you meet future requirements and gain a competitive edge. Course Overview You’ll develop a firm foundation in the theory and practice of policing, while strengthening your skill set through supporting disciplines, such as criminology, the application of ethics and the interpretation of legislation and procedure. This programme delivers a curriculum set by The College of Policing, so you can be sure your learning will be of the highest calibre. Our dedicated and enthusiastic team come from a wide range of policing backgrounds, and their extensive knowledge is complemented by guest speakers from a variety of policing and criminal justice roles. Our licensed ‘pre-join’ degree is the go-to course to get you off to the best possible start in your policing career. On this course you will:
- Learn how to make effective and dynamic police decisions and solve problems.
- Learn the fundamental powers and procedures that Police Officers use every day.
- Have the opportunity and be supported in applying for the local Special Constabulary, providing you with real-world policing experience alongside your studies.
- Attend our CATE-Award-nominated Major Incident Event, where you will work alongside forensic and paramedic teams providing interprofessional skill development.
- Understanding the Police Constable Role
- Policing Vulnerability in Contemporary Society
- Police Legislation
- Academic Study Skills and Applied Social Sciences
- Information and Intelligence
- Policing, Decisions and Ethics
- Professionalism, Values and Standards
- Vulnerability and Risk
- Specialist Procedures
- Operational Policing
- Academic Research Skills
- Criminological Concepts
- Coaching and Mentoring
- Response Policing
- Community Policing
- Police Investigation (optional module)
- Information and Intelligence (optional module)
Year 1: POLI 4501, Understanding the Police Constable Role POLI 4502, Policing Vulnerability in Contemporary Society POLI 4503, Police Legislation POLI 4504, Academic Study Skills and Applied Social Sciences POLI 4505, Information and Intelligence POLI 4506, Policing, Decisions and Ethics These modules cover the initial learning stages of specific, vital areas of policing. Central strands (such as decision making, ethics and vulnerability, for example) are laced throughout the syllabus. Year 2: POLI 5501, Professionalism, Values and Standards POLI 5502, Vulnerability and Risk POLI 5503, Specialist Procedures POLI 5504, Operational Policing POLI 5505, Academic Research Skills POLI 5506, Criminological Concepts These modules are designed to take the student effectively to the next level of learning. They still retain the core strands of knowledge that are vital requirements for any Police Officer serving in the modern age, and link directly back to the first year of learning. Year 3: POLI 6501, Coaching and Mentoring - a compulsory module POLI 6502, Response Policing - a compulsory module POLI 6503, Community Policing - a compulsory module POLI 6504, Police Investigation - an optional module POLI 6505, Information and Intelligence - an optional module POLI 6506, Dissertation - a year long, compulsory module These modules provide the crucial and final links to the knowledge base of a competent and effective Police Officer. They are designed to enable analytical thinking, effective and ethical decision making and a robust and comprehensive knowledge based approach to policing, as well as the wider world of law enforcement and other relevant career pathways.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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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
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|