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Higher National Certificate/Diploma (HNC/D) in Policing | Brooklands College

Higher National Certificate/Diploma (HNC/D) in Policing

The new BTEC Higher Nationals in Policing should enable qualification holders to top up to a BA Honours Degree in Policing

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  • Subject Area: Policing
  • Mode: Part Time
  • Campus: |Wey
  • 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 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, Police Staff (civilian roles.).

    Course Details

    What will the course involve?

    What modules are covered?
    Subjects you will study in year one include:
    Unit 1: Small-scale Research Project in Policing
    Unit 2: Criminal Law
    Unit 3: Police and the Criminal Justice System
    Unit 4: Equality and Diversity in the Police Service
    Unit 5: Roads Policing
    Unit 6: Technology and the Police Services
    Unit 7: Criminology – Practical Application for the Police Service
    Unit 8: Command and Control

    It is expected that students will undertake work experience at the end of year one continuing in the second year of study, for a minimum period of 6 months.

    How long does it last?
    HNC - Full Time 1 Year
    HND - Full Time 2 Years
    (3 days per week).

    Who is the course suitable for?
    This course is ideally for those wanting a career in policing but will also be useful for those wanting to enter other public sector organisations as an Officer (e.g Military Police, Border Force, Prison Service or other uniformed and non-uniformed services).

    Entry Requirements

    What qualifications will I need?

    You will need to have successfully completed a Level 3 course (e.g. BTEC National at Level 3, A-levels). GCSE English and maths at grade C/4. You will need to apply through UCAS for this course and you will need 48 UCAS points. However, there are flexible entry requirements for mature applicants.


    How much will the course cost?

    HE Fee  | £5000

    For more information on the funding available. view our student finance page.

    Additional Costs

    The course does include visits to external locations (e.g. Surrey Police Headquarters, Mount Brown) but these costs are kept to a minimum.

    Further details of other costs will be provided during the application stages with advice on Student Loans.


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