Professional Policing BA (Hons)

The PEQF (Policing Education Qualifications Framework) is a new, professional framework for the training of police officers and staff. As of 1st January 2020 successful appointment as a police officer in any one of the 43 Police Forces in England and Wales will be dependent upon the completion of a professional educational qualification. The College of Policing, as the professional body of the police service, have developed three new entry routes into the police service. One of these routes is by completion of a Pre-Join degree, whereby students will study a three year degree in professional policing which will equip them to deal with the exciting challenges modern policing has to offer.

The BA(Hons) Professional Policing programme has been designed, primarily, to meet the learning needs of students who wish to embark on a career in the police service (police and police staff) but will also be useful for those wishing to work in other related areas, for example; National Crime Agency, probation service, military police, private security industry, civil service, local authority, banking and similar organisations where investigative or practical legal knowledge are required.

As well as subject specific skills students will have the opportunity to develop key transferable skills that are highly valued by employers in the graduate job market, including the ability to present and develop a cohesive argument, IT skills, research and problem-solving skills, communication skills and working as part of a team.

BA (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time, Part-time Study Mode
3 years Duration
L900 UCAS Code

Entry Requirements For This Course

'A' levels at grades BBC - CCC

BTEC National Diploma grade MMM

BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade MMM

BTEC QCF Diploma grade DD

Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction).

As part of your work placement application, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check and vetting by the West Midlands Police. This process will involve detailed checks being made not only in relation to you but also your family. In addition you will have to undertake a medical examination. There are a number of relatively minor conditions which may make you ineligible to join any police force.

Location of Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Wolverhampton