The new BTEC Higher Nationals in Policing should enable qualification holders to top up to a BA Honours Degree in Policing
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.).
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).
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.
For more information on the funding available. view our student finance page.
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.