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 Our integrated foundation year course has been designed to provide you with the confidence and essential university skills needed to progress onto our degree level programme in your first year of study. 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.
- Have the opportunity (if a serving Special Constable) to take part in our CATE-nominated Major
- Incident exercise. You will work alongside Forensic Science and Paramedic Practice students to develop your inter-professional skills.
- Essential University Skills One
- Essential University Skills Two
- Families, Communities And The Criminal Justice System
- Professional Policing In The Community
- Contemporary Issues And The Media
- Introduction to Policing, Criminology And The Law
- 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
Foundation year - Compulsory modules: Essential University Skills 1, Essential University Skills 2, Families, Communities and the Criminal Justice System, Professional Practice in the Community, Contemporary Issues and the Media, Introduction to Policing, Criminology and Law. Year one - Compulsory modules: Understanding the Police Constable Role, Policing Vulnerability in Contemporary Society, Police Legislation, Academic Study Skills & Applied Social Sciences, Information & Intelligence, Policing, Decisions & Ethics. Year two - Compulsory modules: Professionalism, Values & Standards, Vulnerability & Risk, Specialist Procedures, Operational Policing, Academic Research Skills, Criminological Concepts. Year three - Compulsory modules: Coaching & Mentoring, Response Policing, Community Policing, Specialism – Police Investigation, Specialism – Information & Intelligence.
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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- Carlisle - Fusehill Street
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
If you are over 21 and returning to study after being in relevant employment for a minimum of 3 years and do not meet the published entry requirements for Year 1 of our degree courses, please do not assume you are not qualified to join us. Our experienced Admissions and Academic staff will review your prior qualifications and professional experience to support your application. The Integrated Foundation Year programmes support your return to education and are specifically designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree but may not have all the necessary qualifications, skills or experience to join the degree in Year 1. Contact our Course Enquiries Team for more information.
Additional entry requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6125||Year 1|
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