Policing BA (Hons)

Coventry University

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    2 (Social Policy)
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    BA (Hons)

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Course Summary

With effect from 2020, all new officers will need to be educated to degree level, in order to join the police force. This Policing BA is an employment-related qualification targeted at those seeking to establish a career in the police service, purposefully designed to give you both an academic and professional understanding of policing, serving as a comprehensive introduction to the policing industry.In addition to proven, traditional methods, students also benefit from personal perspectives from people in the industry. Each year, several professional guests visit the students. Previous guests have included members from the Independent Police Complaints Commission, a former Police Sergeant for the West Midlands Police Force and a Mental Health Triage speaker. We also focus on current and future crime trends in addition to historic cases, so that you gain a rounded understanding of the policing industry. Policing policies and practices are constantly changing, with modern day crimes such as fraud, cybercrime and historic abuse at the forefront of today’s judicial system. This exciting course teaches you all the precedence, skills and knowledge needed for successful entry into the policing service, whether that be as an officer, community support officer or as a volunteer and focuses on developing adaptability, social awareness and victim empathy.Key course benefits;- Hands-on experience of a wide range of policing techniques and practices such as mock interviews and report writing – with full use of our on-site mock courts.- Small tutorial group sessions ensure that you receive the mentoring help and support you need.- We deliver one module at a time during each block. This means you can dedicate your time to specialise in each subject without the distraction of numerous modules and multiple deadlines. - You will receive support with applying for short and long-term placements, to gain the experience employers desire, with our in-house Careers & Employability department.- In order to make higher education accessible to as many people as possible, we keep our tuition fees competitively priced.- Upon completion of this course, you will receive a qualification awarded by Coventry University.- You will have the opportunity for multi-campus learning in Coventry, London and Scarborough.

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  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
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  • GCSE/National 4/National 5

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from a minimum of two A2 levels.

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£6,350 per year

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About this University

Founded by entrepreneurs and industrialists in 1843, Coventry University is a modern institution with a tradition of teaching excellence and student satisfaction. Bases across the country include Coventry, Scarborough and London; one campus is in the heart of the capital's Square Mile. Bold international initiatives and partnerships with organisations across industries enable the university's 50,000 learners world-wide to benefit from placements and global opportunities to enhance their prospects.


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