About the course
UCAS Code: N225 | UCAS Institution Code: C65
Do you want a career in the Police Force?
Benefit from a course delivered in partnership with the Police to gain the skills you need to succeed. Get a real-life introduction to operational policing and the opportunity to become a Special Constable.
The Foundation Degree in Policing is a popular pre-join qualification, intended for those who wish to study policing with a view to pursuing a career with the Police either as a uniformed officer or as a member of police staff.
British Transport Police Special Constabulary officers who successfully complete the Foundation Degree will be able to join the British Transport Police when recruitment opportunities arise without the need to attend the assessment centre interview process. 95% of recent graduates of the FdSc have joined the British Transport Police as full time officers.
The programme aims to equip students with the necessary knowledge, practical, vocational and key skills to pursue a career in the policing sector. It is also combined with membership of the Special Constabulary to offer operational policing experience. (Candidates must pass the special constable assessment centre).
The course involves work placements and role plays to give students the practical knowledge needed to develop a career in policing. This course is awarded by The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and delivered at City and Islington College at the London Angel campus.
- 80 points at A2; General Studies accepted
- BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Pass
- BTEC Diploma: Distinction, Merit
- International Baccalaureate: 24P
- Access Course: Pass
- 5 GCSE's including Maths and English grade C or equivalent
- IELTS grade 6 (with no component below 5.5)
Year 1 - Compulsory modules
- Professional Policing
- Employability and Study Skills
- Ethics, Diversity and Social Issues
- Criminal Law and Procedure
- Investigation and Evidence
- Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE), Detention and Disposal
- Pathway Module
- Public Engagement
Year 2 - Compulsory modules
- Signal Crimes
- General Police Duties
- Investigative Skills and Criminal Justice
- Road Policing
- Operational Policing (work placement ¿ double module)
- Police Performance and Planning (pathway ¿ double module)
Examinations, essays, reports, assessed role plays, case files, portfolios.
Applications and assessment centre to be a special constable with the British Transport Police will be within the first year of study.
After completing the Foundation Degree you will be able to progress onto the BSC (Hons) Policing and Criminal Investigation.
British Transport Police Special Constabulary officers who successfully complete the Foundation Degree will be able to join BTP when recruitment opportunities arise without the need to attend the assessment centre interview process. 95% of recent graduates of the FdSc Policing have joined the British Transport Police as full time officers.
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