Access to Higher Education in Policing

Key Facts
  • Starts September 2022
  • Course Type Part Time
  • Duration One Year
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The Access to Higher Education in Policing Diploma is a qualification which prepares people without traditional qualifications for study at university. If you would like to progress onto higher education courses related to policing, such as the degree apprenticeships and the honours degree programmes, then an Access to Higher Education course could be the course for you. There is no upper-age limit and students can complete the course in one year, part-time.

What will I learn

The Diploma is made up of a series of level 2 and level 3 units which are individually graded. Subjects will include Level 2 English Skills for Higher Education and Level 2 Maths. The graded level 3 units include subject areas such as; An Introduction to Law Enforcement, Crime in Context, The Sociology of Crime and Deviance, Psychology and a Law and Criminology Project.

How will I learn

Class sessions which involve lectures and demonstrations as well as interactive learning using IT and Teams. Learners are supported and encouraged to develop independent learning techniques.

What's next

After successful completion of this course, you can progress onto a higher education course or onto the degree apprenticeship programme.

Additional Information

Assessments involve the writing of academic essays reports, electronic presentations using Stream and research relating to aspects of law and criminology. All assessments will be required as evidence as you will produce an electronic portfolio of evidence.

You can study the course over one year, on a part-time basis
This course will welcome you into adult education
This course prepares you for university study
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