Higher Education

Policing HND

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Course Location: Whittingham Road Campus

Course Duration: Full-time over 2 years, 2 days per week

Fees (2018-19)

  • Full-time total tuition fees - £11,814.57

Please note that we are currently unable to accept international students.

UCAS Course Code: L4R7

About this course

By 2020, all new entrants to the police force must be qualified to degree level. The new BTEC Higher Nationals in Policing are aimed at students who want to continue their education through applied learning and/or who want to study locally.

What will I learn?

This course is delivered over a period of two years during which you will study 16 units in total.

Year 1 Units Unit Credit Level
1. Small-scale Research Project in Policing 15 4
2. Criminal Law 15 4
3. Police and the Criminal Justice Service 15 4
4. Equality and Diversity in the Police Service 15 4
5. Roads Policing 15 4
6. Technology and the Police Services 15 4
7. Criminology - Practical Application for the Police Service 15 4
8. Command and Control 15 4

Year 2 Units Unit Credit Level
9. Leadership in Policing 15 5
10. Crime Reduction and Community Policing 15 5
11. Investigation Skills 15 5
12. Government Interactions with the Police Service 15 5
13. Emergency Planning and the Police Service 15 5
14. Health and Safety Management in the Police Service 15 5
15. Counter Terrorism 15 5
Plus one of the following:
     Managing Police Finance 15 5
     Investigation into Armed Policing 15 5
     Work-based Experiences 15 5
Delivery — Full-Time
Year 1 Year 2
Independent Study 60% 60%
Placement 0% 0%
Timetabled Classes 40% 40%

How will I be assessed?

This course consists of a range of assessment methods including essays, reports, presentations, presented posters and research projects.

Assessment — Full-Time
Year 1 Year 2
Coursework 80% 80%
Practical 0% 0%
Written 20% 20%

What do I need?

  • A BTEC Level 3 qualification (48 UCAS Points); or
  • 2 or more A Levels; or
  • An Access to Higher Education Certificate

This profile should be supported by GCSE grades A* to C (or 4) in Maths and English Language.

Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.

A DBS is required.

Where can it take me?

The new BTEC Higher Nationals in Policing should enable qualification holders to top up to a BA Honours Degree in Policing or related subject area, or enter employment as a Special Constable, Police Volunteer or Police Staff (civilian roles.)