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The exciting new BA (Hons) Policing degree provides you with a strong understanding of policing through a combination of theory and real-world policing practice experience as a Special Constable.
Throughout the course, you’ll gain a unique and innovative insight into the world of policing while ensuring you develop your own significant body of knowledge and practice during your studies. The course will also allow you to consider crime and society from wider perspectives and analyse these within a national and international criminological and legal contexts.
Why choose this course?
- Gain the essential skills, knowledge and values required for the College of Policing’s (CoP) ‘Policing Education Qualification Framework’ (PEQF). This serves as the benchmark for contemporary professional policing and thus determines pre/post join standards for policing.
- A team of practice-based policing and criminology academics will deepen your understanding of the sector; keeping you up-to-date with contemporary policing issues and debates.
- Strong links with Nottinghamshire Police.
- Ideal starting point if you want a career in Policing or law enforcement.
Careers and employability
If you choose to complete the BA (Hons) Policing course you’ll study the Professional Practice modules, during which you’ll complete a set number of duty hours as a Special Constable. Special Constables are volunteer officers who have the same powers as a regular officer and undertake a variety of tasks such as serving warrants, vehicle checks, town centre patrols and neighbourhood policing. This will provide you with a taste of what it’s like to work in the police force and develop the skills needed to deal with a diverse range of people and situations.
In your second year, you’ll also be expected to complete the Certificate in Knowledge of Policing. In your second and third years, you’ll be expected to complete the Initial Police Learning and Development Programme (IPLDP), gaining you full independent patrol status. There will also be the opportunity to complete a focused piece of research in your final year.
Your career development
When you graduate, you’ll be in the best position to embark on a successful career in the police, prison, probation services or in law enforcement. You’ll have developed the essential skills and knowledge to commence a career in policing immediately upon graduation.
You’ll have gained a range of knowledge specific and transferable skills including communication, presentation and problem solving skills. You’ll be able to use a selection of forms of information technology to gather, analyse and present policing data.