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Policing

University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College

UCAS Code: PL99 | Foundation Degree - FD

Entry requirements


A level

D,D

Access to HE Diploma

M:24

Overall pass with 60 credits, with 24 credits to be at a Merit.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Maths Grade C or above (grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) desirable. Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MP

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Policing

Find your route into the force and uphold law, order and justice. Designed to reflect industry demands, our degree programme supports one of the new mandatory entry routes to becoming a police constable. Acquire the skills needed to advance and prepare for a thrilling and fulfilling career within the police force or associated criminal agencies.

Do you dream of a career in the force? Our Policing Foundation Degree is crafted in-line with the College of Policing recruitment requirements, equipping you for employment in the police force or other criminal agencies. You will study academic and technical modules broadening your understanding of policing, psychology, crime, criminal law and the justice system. Our range of modules allow you to forge your own career path within the force or other criminal agencies. Our exceptional support, emphasis on personal development and consideration of the Policing Education Qualifications Framework, will provide you with essential skills and increase your employability. With this foundation degree, you will also be encouraged to engage in voluntary schemes available through West Yorkshire Police to gain practical skills. You will acquire critical knowledge and practical experience allowing you to progress to a top-up degree, industry qualifications or directly into employment.

Modules

The Foundation Degree is a 2 year programme. In each year you will study 120 credits over two semesters. The course comprises of mainly 20 credit modules which cover areas such as:

Modules may include

Level 4
Crime in England and Wales

Psychology and Crime

The Evolution of the Police

Models of Policing

Command and Control

Personal Development

Level 5
Criminology and Crime Prevention

Police Powers and Procedure

Criminal Justice

Research Methods and Skills

Youth Crime and Justice

Contemporary Issues in Policing

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment ensures that your progress is monitored throughout the modules with personal tutor support.

A variety of assessment methods are used, including presentations, role-plays, professional discussions, portfolios and reports.

Tuition fees

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England
£7,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,950
per year
Scotland
£7,950
per year
Wales
£7,950
per year

The Uni


Course location:

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Department:

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