Duration:1 year full-time
Fees per year:Full-time £5,995
Additional costs:Approximately £100 per academic year, to cover the costs of core text books and external visits.
Delivery Method:Face-to-face via Lectures, Seminars and Tutorials
A typical profile for a student who has recently been in education would consist of:
Mature students may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience (paid and/or unpaid) and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.
Applicants may be invited to an interview to discuss their qualifications and experience.
Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Policing
This course offers the opportunity to develop knowledge of contemporary policing in the UK and introduces students to a range of important areas within policing and criminal justice. The course will enable students to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the basic concepts of policing. Students will develop the skills and qualities to communicate accurately and appropriately and they will develop a range of transferable skills to ensure effective team working, independence, organisational competence and problem-solving strategies.
The Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate in Policing is aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning and who wish to pursue or advance their career in policing. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the study of policing, the BTEC Higher National Certificate will give students experience of the breadth and depth of the sector, which will prepare them for further study or training.
The HNC Policing does not include any elective modules, therefore for students to successfully complete the course, completion of all modules is required.
Throughout the course, students are encouraged to undertake relevant voluntary work, in order to build their skills and experience. This might include working in the community, with charities and other voluntary organisations. Students are encouraged to explore voluntary opportunities with their local Police force.
The Level 4 Higher National Certificate provides a solid grounding in policing, which students can build on should they decide to continue their studies beyond the Certificate stage. Students may choose to continue their studies on the BTEC Higher National Diploma in Policing or an alternative Level 5 course and upon successful completion of Level 5 study, may continue to Honours level to earn a full Level 6 degree.
Alternatively, students may choose to seek to develop their career in the policing sector, by accessing voluntary work, or by pursuing careers such as civilian police roles or roles within the wider criminal justice sector.
The course is delivered by a series of lectures, seminars, tutorials, assignments and project based work. There is a strong focus on practical work, devising group strategies and solutions and feeding back via formal presentation. Students are also encouraged to work independently and to develop the necessary skills to enable the presentation of the highest standard with regards to academic submissions. The combination of theory and practice will enable students to engage in a wide range of activities that reflect modern day policing practice.
Assessments may take various forms and could include essays, reports, presentations, reflections on learning, and practical demonstrations.