Course Location: Whittingham Road Campus
Course Duration: Full-time over 2 years, 2 days per week
- The course tuition fee is £5,700 per year.
- Fees for September 2018 applicants will be available shortly.
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|
How will I be assessed?
This course consists of a range of assessment methods including essays, reports, presentations, presented posters and research projects.
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.)