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Policing – Introductory Certificate (Level 3)

Level 3

Course code: H22P119
Type: Part Time
Duration: 24 Weeks
Subject area: Public & protective services
Location: Hereford
No fee information available

About the course

This course has been developed with subject experts and professional bodies to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to assist with your application to the Police, undertake further study or embark on any number of protective services careers.

The course is delivered by a diverse range of lecturers with their own vocational experience and skill sets. This will provide you with the key skills and life skills to prepare you for entry into the Police and many other careers.

Throughout the course you will develop your critical thinking about policing, policy and practice through complementary units such as, service entry requirements and preparation, values, operational policing principles, legislation, criminal justice, domestic violence and many more. To develop these skills, you will be involved in practical activities and events, and experience a range of guest speakers.

UCAS points have been awarded for this qualification as follows: D* = 28, D = 24, M = 16, P = 8

Why choose us

HLNSC have industry-qualified tutors with substantial experience in this subject area.

What you could do next

This course is ideal if you are interested in a career as a Police Officer, Prison Officer, Probation Officer, Security Officer/Adviser, Military Police Officer or other Protective Services roles. Applying for the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship may also be an option.

Popular modules

Service entry requirements and preparation, values, operational policing principles, legislation, criminal justice and domestic violence.

Key facts


  • Wednesday evenings for 24 weeks


  • 6.00pm-9.00pm.

Start Date:

  • 10th January 2024

Assessment methods

The course is assessed through a combination of presentations, reports, group discussions, timed assessments, practical and written work, as well as in-class elements.

Entry requirements

You will need to have achieved at GCSEs English and Maths at at Grade C/4 and above.