Access to HE: Policing

For those interest in Policing and related career opportunities, this Access course provides you with a L3 qualification which will enable you to apply for a Degree Apprenticeship in Policing and, also, other Policing Related Degrees such as Policing and Criminology.

Course Content

Your course is made up from several modules:

The Policing Module: This includes units such as Police Ethics and Values, Communication Skills in a Police Service Setting and Conflict Management within Policing

Criminology and Law: This includes units such as the Aims of Sentencing Unit and The Criminal Justice System and Victim Care

Sociology: This has one unit - Crime and Deviance

In addition, there will be a one-hour class tutorial period each week, together with communication and study skills units.

Entry Requirements

For your application to be considered you must be 18 or over on 31st August prior to the course start date

For applicants aged 18, you will be required to undertake a full-time study programme in the same way as in a school or college setting. A study programme includes the core access qualification plus relevant work experience, tutorial sessions and enrichment activities. Younger applicants must also have achieved GCSE grade C (or grade 4) in both English and Maths. In any case, and for all applicants, many universities require this level of prior qualification. However, you should discuss your prior qualifications with us when you are interviewed for the course.

The course is an intensive year of study designed to prepare you for a university course or apprenticeship. You should be able to read and write English fluently.

First Class Requirements

Bring suitable note-making equipment. You might wish to bring a pad or lap top device.

Attendance Requirements

Regular attendance of 100% (apart from exceptional circumstances) is needed to ensure that you can cover all of the course content and assessment successfully.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is carried out throughout the course though regular assignments within each module. You will be expected to produce a range of assessment evidence such as written work, and practical projects. A total of 60 credits is required to pass the course and for graded units, assessment recognises achievement of units at pass, merit and distinction levels.