Policing Askham Bryan College


Awarded by: Leeds Trinity University

The FdA Policing is a two year pre-join degree for entry into the service as a Police Constable. Policing policies and practices are constantly changing, with modern day crimes such as domestic violence, hate crime, cybercrime and historic abuse at the forefront of today’s judicial system.
Success in this field demands tact, empathy, strategic thinking and a solid knowledge of policing and legislation. As no two days are the same, this course focuses on developing adaptability, social awareness and victim empathy, as well as addressing modern day issues and crimes. The course provides the student with the necessary knowledge and some of the skills required for the Police Constable role and incorporates criminological theory and basic investigatory techniques.
This degree is an employment-related higher qualification targeted at those seeking to establish a career in the police service. During the foundation years you’ll study modules which will help you to improve your critical thinking, essay writing and academic skills, as well as giving you an introduction to some of the themes involved in the this field. Alongside your learning, you also get the chance to conduct critical research, with our experienced staff, learn from highly-regarded guest visitors and take part in invaluable practical modules, including work based learning where you would be expected to enrol as a special constable. Progression after completion would be onto the BA Policing (top up) which provides an excellent opportunity for students to gain knowledge and skills and a level 6 qualification, a required qualification to gain employment as a police constable from 2020. This degree will be delivered from September 2019 and is one of the three nationally recognised entry routes into the police service as a Police Constable from 2020.

  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Askham Bryan York Campus

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    1 to 2 years

Course details


Year 1
Academic Skills
Histories of Crime, Policing and Punishment
Custodial care in England and Wales
Fundamentals of Criminological Theory
Criminal Justice System
Industry Skills (Work Placement)
Year 2
Miscarriages of Justice
Terrorism, State crime & Political violence
Community Policing
Investigation into Armed Policing
Professional Development (Work placement)
Personal Research Project
*Subject to confirmation

How to apply

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 POC6
Institution code A70
Campus name Askham Bryan York Campus
Campus code -

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,000 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 Year 1
Scotland £9,000 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

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