Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship

Level 6

(This apprenticeship is subject to validation)

The introduction of the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) route into policing enables entrants to receive practical on-the-job learning alongside academic theory and knowledge while earning a wage. Successfully completing the apprenticeship will result in the award of a degree in professional policing practice.

Our Policing programme is taught by serving and retired police officers and other industry professionals, this degree will give you an insight into legislation, conducting investigations and the criminal justice system in the United Kingdom.

This programme covers a breadth, depth and range of professional education for the police constable. This is a professional degree very much founded on effective professional performance with academic achievement. The police constable apprenticeship standard has been developed along with a police constable assessment plan, which sets out the occupational profile for the role of police constable and provides further details such as knowledge, skills and behaviours. The apprenticeship will cover areas that are critical to effective policing in the 21st century, such as evidence-based policing, supporting vulnerable people, dealing with cyber crime and crime prevention. The introduction of the PCDA is embedded as part of the Policing Education Qualifications Framework

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We have also been given the Gold Award in the Government's Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) – the highest rating possible which places us among the elite of the UK's higher education institutions.

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