Fd Public Services: Policing Studies (1)

Start Date
15/09/2020
Level
Course Course
HFHPS1A
Area
Uniformed Public Services
Campus
Hillsborough Campus

About this Course

The Foundation Degree in Public Services: Policing Studies is validated by Sheffield Hallam University This distinctive and exciting Foundation Degree is ideal for students who are considering a career in the Police police Service or other related law enforcement and criminal justice agencies, but are undecided which public services career path to follow or do not currently possess the qualifications or skills to enter onto one of the three routes into policing currently being introduced. This course is also open to serving police officers who do not currently hold a degree and wish to use their record of prior learning as credit towards enhancing their academic skills and obtaining a degree.

Key Units

Year One

All units are studied over Semester 1 and 2
  • Police Procedure and Professional Ethics: Part One (20 credits)
  • Introducing Criminology (20 credits)
  • Criminal Justice System (20 credits)
  • Organisational Context (20 credits)
  • Psychology and Crime (20 credits)
  • Managing High Risk and Serious Offenders (20 credits)
Year Two
All units are studied over Semester 1 and 2
  • Police Procedure and Professional Ethics: Part Two (20 credits)
  • Contemporary Police and Policing (20 credits)
  • Criminological Theory (20 credits)
  • Research Project in Criminology (20 credits)
  • Work-based Learning in Policing and Criminal Justice (20 credits)
  • Policing and Legal Frameworks (20 credits)

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE English and Maths (grade C / 4 or above) / Level 2 Adult Literacy / IELTS score of 6.0 for international students
  • 48 UCAS points from one of the following: A Levels / AVCE / BTEC National Diploma / Access to Higher Education qualification
  • Up to date DBS check (this is a mandatory requirement that all students obtain before the start of the course)

As well as police officers using their record of prior learning credits, applications from mature students (21+) are welcomed and will be considered individually.

It is recognised that some of our criminal justice partners require a DBS certificate when considering candidates for work based learning (WBL). A criminal record does not necessarily preclude a student from enrolment and each case will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants should discuss their individual situation with the course leader as not having a valid DBS can affect the type of placements available within the WBL module.
 

Assessment

The course is assessed by a range of assessment methods, including presentations, course work assignments and submission of work-based assignments which will demonstrate how learning has been applied in the work place. The course will combine practice and theory drawing upon the experiences of students. It is enhanced by the use of specialist speakers who are serving police officers or otherwise work in the law enforcement or criminal justice sector.

Where does this Lead

Applicants who are studying for SHU-validated foundation degrees will receive an offer for their designated full time honours degree progression route at Sheffield Hallam University provided that they submit an application via UCAS by the deadline. Applicants who are studying for SHU-validated foundation degrees and who wish to progress to part-time study on their designated honours degree progression route will apply directly to the University.

The offer of a place on the BA (Hons) Criminal Justice Practice (Policing Studies) degree course made by the University will be subject to:

  • Successful completion of the foundation degree programme
  • Submission of a satisfactory personal statement and reference
  • Meeting the University's literacy and numeracy requirements
  • Satisfying any additional specific course requirements for entry to the designated progression route (e.g. successful completion of associated bridging studies, portfolio, interview or any non-academic conditions)
Offers are made subject to the availability of courses and the University Terms and Conditions.

Future Opportunities

Students can apply to go directly into employment on completion of the foundation degree and they will be supported with making applications and with interview/assessment centre training.


Many of the skills gained are particularly useful for careers in all areas of the police, other law enforcement agencies, intelligence agencies, the military, the Criminal Justice System and private/commercial security services. Justice Sector workers are employed mostly through the public sector but with a significant number in the voluntary sector and a growing number in the private sector.

Former students have successfully joined the police and some have enhanced their academic learning further at Masters level or via PhD scholarships. 

Tell Me More

How to Apply
Applications for this course should be made through UCAS
UCAS course application code: L490
College institution code: S22

Course Handbooks
Please click on a link below to download the course handbook for this qualification, and other associated documents.
Further Information
Additional information about higher education at The Sheffield College can be found here

If you have any further queries please email the University Centre via heunit@sheffcol.ac.uk leaving your name, contact details, the title of the course you are interested in and a brief summary of your query. Alternatively, please call the college on 0114 260 2600.

The Sheffield College is a registered provider with the Office for Students.

Terms and Conditions
You can find details of our higher education policies, procedures and T&Cs here.

Extra Costs

It is recognised that some of our police and criminal justice partners require a DBS certificate when considering candidates for work based learning (WBL). A criminal record does not necessarily preclude a student from enrolment and each case will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants should discuss their individual situation with the course leader as not having a valid DBS can affect the type of placements available within the WBL module. DBS certificates require an annual subscription (please click here for further information).

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