Policing and Criminal Investigation Havant and South Downs College

Undergraduate

Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Overview
This course is ideal for anyone wishing to pursue a career within the police service, armed forces, criminology or criminal law. This course is intended to provide learners with hands-on experience, which can be transferred to a career in policing or the criminal justice system. Students will have the chance to put what they learn in lectures into practice in real life situations.

This course is designed to develop your knowledge surrounding aspects of the legal system. This includes court structures, criminology and its application to the police service and aspects of criminal law. The core units within this programme are specifically designed to give a comprehensive insight into all aspects of policing and the criminal justice system. Upon completion of this course you will be able to progress onto Higher Education to top-up your qualification to a full Honours degree. Alternatively, you will also gain the skills you need to gain relevant employment.

Entry Requirements
Students wishing to undertake this course will need to have successfully completed a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Forensics) Public Services, Uniformed Services (grade DMM) or three A Levels at grade C, including subjects such as Psychology, Sociology and Law. You will also need a reference from your tutor for both BTEC and A Level subjects.

Structure and units
On the course you will undertake 16 units over the course of two years. Level 4 units will include:
• Small-scale research project in policing
• Criminal law
• Police and the criminal justice system
• Equality and diversity in the police service
• Roads policing
• Technology in the police service
• Criminology - practical applications for the police service
• Command and control

Level 5 units include:
• Leadership in policing
• Crime reduction and community policing
• Investigation skills
• Government interaction with the police service
• Emergency planning and the police service
• Health and safety management in the police service
• Counter terrorism
• Investigation into armed policing

Within the first and second year of this programme two of the units will be based at Southwick Park using the facilities to enhance a more hands on approach to learning. With opportunities in the other units for the learners to utilise the facilities, aiding theory based learning.

Progression
Progression from this course will allow learners to move onto university to top-up their qualification to a full Honours Degree at Level 7. As well as progression route onto employment within the police service, armed forces, psychology and criminology.

Our campus has a range of modern facilities to enhance students' learning experience, including music recording studios, gym facilities, a nursery, as well as our own working restaurant and beauty salon and much more. There are frequent buses from the surrounding areas and local train stations in Havant and Cosham. Located off Junction 4 of the A3(M), the College has extensive free onsite parking.

  • Qualification

    Higher National Diploma - HND

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    South Downs Campus

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    2 years


Course details

Modules

Structure and units
On the course you will undertake 16 units over the course of 2 years. Level 4 units will include:
• Small-scale research project in policing
• Criminal law
• Police and the criminal justice system
• Equality and diversity in the police service
• Roads policing
• Technology in the police service
• Criminology - practical applications for the police service
• Command and control

Level 5 units include:
• Leadership in policing
• Crime reduction and community policing
• Investigation skills
• Government interaction with the police service
• Emergency planning and the police service
• Health and safety management in the police service
• Counter terrorism
• Investigation into armed policing

Assessment method

You will be assessed through a variety of methods, including essays, reports, practical observations, individual and group presentations and an independent research project. All units will be assessed with a pass, merit or distinction grade.


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code L400
Institution code S42
Campus name South Downs Campus
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

At this time Havant & South Downs College is unable to accommodate overseas applicants requiring a Tier 4 Licence.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level CCC A range of A levels will also be accepted; including Psychology, Sociology and Law, at a grade C in all subjects with a reference from the tutor for the A level subjects.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Level 3 Extended Diploma Applied Science (Forensics)
Level 3 Extended Diploma Public or Uniformed Services
With a reference from the tutor

Additional entry requirements

Interview

An interview will be arranged with the Course Manager.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5,800 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £5,800 * Year 1
Scotland £5,800 * Year 1
Wales £5,800 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.