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  • Qualification

    HNC - Higher National Certificate

  • Location

    West Suffolk College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


The purpose of the Level 4 HNC in Policing to develop learners who wish to continue their education, to secure the knowledge, skill and behaviours needed to be successful in a Policing workplace. The BTEC Higher National in Policing provides a wide-ranging study of the police and is also designed for adult students who wish to pursue or advance their career in policing, by demonstrating a sound knowledge of the basic concepts of policing. The course will enable students to communicate accurately and appropriately and they will give them qualities needed for employment that requires some degree of personal responsibility. The course will help students to develop a range of transferable skills to ensure effective team working, independent initiatives, organisational competence and problem solving strategies. They will be able to demonstrate adaptable and flexible approaches to policing, show resilience under pressure and meet challenging targets.

The Level 4 Higher National Certificate provides a solid grounding in policing, which students can build on and progress to higher education qualifications such as an Honours degree in Policing or a related area.

Career opportunities

On completion of the course students could then apply to become Police Officer, Police Community Support Officer, a Special Constable or work as Police Staff in a civilian capacity.

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Students need to have a NCFE/BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Uniformed Public Services or other Level 3 diploma or two 'A' levels, GCSE's in English and maths grade A* to C or 9 to 4 (or equivalent).


University information

West Suffolk College

  • Campus address

    West Suffolk College, Out Risbygate, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3RL, England

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