Campus, Full-time and Part-time
PP15; Short form:
Preston and Burnley (Campus code: Preston: U, Burnley: A)
Foundation Entry degree courses are designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to enter directly onto their chosen Honours degree programme. UCLan have a longstanding reputation for the delivery of policing courses developed and run in partnership with The College of Policing and The Police Service.
The pre-join BSc (Hons) Professional Policing degree covers the national curriculum for the police constable role and is a qualification recognised by the police service as one of the entry routes for the role of police constable. We hold a licence from the College of Policing to deliver this course and following approval of the content will meet all College of Policing set requirements.
UCLan have a longstanding reputation for the delivery of policing courses developed and run in partnership with The College of Policing and The Police Service. The BSc (Hons) Professional Policing is the pre-join degree for entry into the service as a police constable, and provides the student with the necessary knowledge and many of the skills required for the police constable role.
Our typical offer is 72 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Pass
BTEC Diploma: Distinction, Merit
Pass Access Course: 72 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 72 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.
The course provides the opportunity to study elements of core policing such as; response policing, policing communities, policing the roads, information and intelligence and conducting investigations. There are opportunities to develop your skills relating to subjects such as; evidence based policing, decision making, and valuing difference and inclusion. There is also a focus on developing professional responsibility in areas such as; the study of vulnerability and risk, digital policing, and counter terrorism. The final year provides the opportunity to carry out a research based project.
Applicants should be aware that although this is a qualification recognised by the police service as part of one of the entry routes for the role of Police Constable, there is no guarantee that successful completion will lead to an employment opportunity. The Police Service has its own selection procedure and entry requirements, which include physical requirements as well as background and vetting enquiries. Advice on these requirements should be sought from the Police Service.
Study Policing and Forensic Science at UCLan
Full-time: The fee for the first year of the course will be £5,500 (UK/EU). Fees for years 2 to 4 will be £9,250* (UK/EU) per year
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.