Our BA (Hons) Professional Policing degree provides education and training for those looking to pursue a career in police work. The course not only covers relevant topics in policing, but also provides an insight into the criminal justice system. This makes the degree perfect for those wanting to kick-start their career in policing.
The BA (Hons) Professional Policing degree, or the PEQF (Policing Education Qualifications Framework) is a new, professional framework for the training of police officers and staff.
As of Jan. 1, 2020, the Police of England and Wales' must have a post-secondary educational qualification in order to be appointed as a police officer in any of the 43 forces. There are three new entry routes into the police service, developed by the College of Policing, the professional body of the police service. One of them is by finishing a Pre-Join degree, where students get a 3-year professional diploma in policing, so they can deal with the challenges and exciting obstacles that modern policing has to offer.
The BA (Hons) Professional Policing programme has been crafted to meet the educational needs of students who wish to embark on a career in the police service. This policing degree will also be useful for those wishing to work in other related areas. Some of these areas include the National Crime Agency, probation service, military police, private security industry, civil service, local authority, banking, and similar organisations where investigative or relevant legal knowledge is required.
As well as the industry-relevant skills that a policing degree will provide, students will also be able to develop other important skills that are of great interest to future employers. These include the ability to present a strong argument, IT expertise, research skills, analytical skills, and the ability to work effectively in teams.