BA (Hons) Professional Policing
City College Norwich
- September 2021, Full Time
City College Norwich is launching an innovative academic and professional programme to support students seeking a career in policing from September 2021. The course has been licensed by the College of Policing and validated by the University of East Anglia. It course will be delivered at our Easton College site.
This course is aligned to the National Policing Curriculum, where you will cultivate a strong grounding in the theory and practice of policing, the criminal justice system and crime matters necessary to start your police career. The course will help you develop critical thinking skills required to understand the complex and constantly changing world that the police and policing operate within.
You will explore areas such as:
- policing legislation and procedures
- criminal investigations
- policing communities
- response and road policing
- evidence-based policing and research methods.
Successful completion of this programme, whilst not guaranteeing recruitment as a trainee police constable, will provide you with a recognised route to apply for police constable roles in the Police Service (see links below for further information of the current entry requirements).
However, this programme is not just for potential police recruits but is suitable for any person interested in policing issues.
If you wish to be a police constable, after completing this degree, please use these links to establish the current entry criteria:
Applicants for this course should apply via Easton College on UCAS. The red, Apply with UCAS, button will take you to the appropriate pages on UCAS
Why Our College?
Strong industry links
You will gain an outstanding insight into the industry due to our links with the Police Force, Fire Service, Military, Prison Service and other public sector organisations.
Excellent career prospects
The public services sector offers lots of varied and rewarding careers. The armed forces and security services accept over 11,000 new recruits each year and are often among the top graduate employers.
A life changing career
Public services careers make a real difference to be peoples lives, keeping the public safe.
Our typical offer is 80 UCAS tariff points from A levels or equivalent.
- UCAS tariff points from Scottish Highers or Advanced levels or the Welsh Baccalaureate are also accepted.
- UCAS tariff points from BTEC or City and Guilds diplomas are also accepted.
Minimum of Level 2 English and Mathematics is required.
All potential candidates will be interviewed by a member of the teaching team for suitability to commence the degree programme.
Accreditation of Prior Learning
Academic credits can be awarded for previous learning that has taken place either through formal courses of study (Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning - APCL) or in other ways (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning - APEL). Applicants who believe that this may apply to them are requested to review our policy, available here https://www.easton.ac.uk/assets/page-downloads/Student-Information/HE/HE-APL-APEL-Policy.pdf, which details the APCL/APEL application process.
The range of assessment strategies will allow the students to be assessed in the main on theoretical issues to assist the students in their preparation into the working environment of policing
Assessment takes the following forms:
· Academic Posters
· Literature Reviews
· Project work – including proposals, plans, presentations and reports
· Oral Presentations and debates
· Reflective Journals
· Role Plays
· Vlogs / Blogs
Students may seek to progress to higher level study (Masters degree) at other institutions, after successful completion of the Professional Policing degree, and subject to them meeting the entry requirements of the relevant institution.
This Pre-Join Policing degree is designed as a recognised route to become a Police Officer. However, students may also seek to progress into a wider range of careers within policing and the criminal justice system.
Course Fee per year £8,000