This course is subject to validation by Leeds City College.
Following the announcement from the College of Policing the qualifications for becoming a Police Constable have changed and from 2020. The Policing Education Qualifications Framework (PEQF) supports three entry routes for Police Constables. All three routes lead to the same outcome – a competent officer qualified to degree level (L6) at the point when confirmed in post.
There will be three options at entry level:
- A three-year police constable degree apprenticeship paid for by the force, allowing individuals to "earn while they learn" - spending 80% of their time on the frontline, and the rest completing their degree while receiving a salary
- A practical policing degree, as seen in other professions, where the student would complete a three-year self-funded course and apply for a job once qualified
- For graduates, a six-month postgraduate conversion course funded by the police
The Foundation Degree in Policing is designed to ensure that you cover a broad range of modules, which will equip you for employment in the Police or related criminal agencies.
The programme offers modules, which combine a range of theoretical and practical elements designed to provide you with the skills needed in the workplace, as well as the academic rigour appropriate to a Higher Education programme. You will be introduced to a range of concepts that underpin the programme and which are essential to fulfil the role of a Police Constable. This course has been designed to meet the demand for degree qualified professionals who wish to join the police under the new recruitment criteria.
You are provided with the underpinning knowledge and expertise to progress either into the employment market or to continue your studies on the BA (Hons) Top-up degree. This will provide valuable experience, networking opportunities and a chance to apply academic study in a working environment.