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Course code L435

Key course details

Location Carlisle - Fusehill Street, London
Duration Full-time, 2 Years
Start date September 2018 (Carlisle and London)
Entry Requirements

Want to be a police officer? Well, the way in which you can get into the service will change by 2020 and you’ll need a professional qualification for a career serving and protecting in England and Wales.

One way to enter the police service will be via a professional policing degree, like ours – which has been jointly developed with Cumbria Constabulary.

And, our FdSc Policing will give you the foundation you require to progress to the BSc Professional Policing top-up.

Why Choose University of Cumbria

You’ll learn all of the aspects of policing, including: operational policing, legislation and police powers and structured interviewing skills, that you’ll need for a future as a police officer.

And, if you want to volunteer as a special constable, we’ll help you do that too and will be happy to support your application.

Everything you do will be with a view to successfully securing a job in a police force, so you’ll back the theory you learn with work-based sessions and with on-the-job experience.

  • We are a Centre of Excellence for Policing Studies
  • Opportunity for you to apply to be a special constable – giving you first-hand experience in modern policing and boosting your CV
  • Tutors include former serving police officers with a wealth of experience in the service
  • Use our ‘Crime scene house’ for simulated policing exercises to put theory into first-hand practice
  • Our small class sizes mean we get to know you well and can give 1-1 workshops
  • Great placement and on-the-job training thanks to our excellent links with constabularies and organisations in the criminal justice system
  • Gain extra knowledge through talks from guest speakers, including: magistrates, specialist drugs support worker and from the Youth Offending Team. And, thanks to our wide network of contacts, we can arrange for specialist speakers to meet student demands
  • Serving police officers ensure everything we teach matches the ever-changing world of professional policing
  • Guided by serving police officers seconded from Cumbria Constabulary
  • You can conveniently study the course online if you need to fit studies in with your lifestyle
  • Access to great facilities, including a well-stocked library with essential learning resources

Choose to study in the historic and bustling city of Carlisle – close to the Lake District and Scotland – or from our East India Dock Rd, London campus.

It's important that our future officers have the best start possible, which is why we will ensure you receive a high-level of training with plenty of practical experience for your successful career with the police.

Masterclass: Crime Investigation

21 February, Carlisle - Fusehill Street

These three unique and practical sessions will give you the opportunity to find out more about a career in the Police. This masterclass has been designed for anyone who has an interest in pursuing a career in Policing.

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