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    About the course

    The NCFE Level 3 Extended Diploma extends and deepens the specialist work related to Policing. There is potential for the qualification to prepare learners for appropriate direct employment into the Police Apprentice pathway. It is broadly equivalent to three A Levels. The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Policing is designed as a full time, 2-year programme for learners who wish to develop their skills and knowledge of the sector. This qualification also supports learners interested in progressing to further/higher education. 

    Entry requirements

    4 GCSEs Grades 4 and above

    An interest in going into a career in policing

    How much does it cost?

    Free to those aged 16-18. If you are aged 19+ you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.

    There is a range of financial support that you may be entitled to, including: Learner Support funds, grants and bursaries and employer support.

    A cost of £100 to cover educational visits across the year and kit. Any underspend is reimbursed to students at the end of the year.

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    Why study?

    You will study and take part in the following:

    • Mock scenarios, including searches and emergency planning
    • Forensic evidence gathering
    • Demonstrating self-discipline and organisation skills
    • Drill work
    • Physical preparation for entry tests
    • Self defence
    • Demonstration of Leadership skills
    • Communication methods (including radio)
    • Navigation exercises 
    • Working with the public

    Educational visits:

    • Visits to support the Police engagement team within the local area
    • Visits to police training venues
    • Lawcourt visits
    • Police museum

    Guest speakers from a range of teams, regional constabularies, specific branches and National Police forces.

    Where will this course take me?

    • Police apprenticeship degree
    • Criminology and Policing
    • Criminal Justice

    Core modules

    Unit 01 Prepare for a career in the police service 

    Unit 02 Develop leadership skills 

    Unit 03 Equality, diversity and inclusion 

    Unit 04 Preparation for Higher Education

    Optional modules

    Unit 05 Develop aspects of physical fitness for entry to the police services

    Unit 07 Mental and physical wellbeing in the police service 

    Unit 08 Carry out map reading and navigation across open country 

    Unit 09 Understand conflict management and personal protection 

    Unit 11 Collaboration between the emergency services 

    Unit 12 Emergency planning and response in the police service Unit 13 Understand the impact of war and conflict on the police service 

    Unit 14 Understanding discipline in the police service 

    Unit 15 UK legal systems and the police service 

    Unit 16 Crime scene investigation 

    Unit 18 Volunteering in the police service 

    Unit 19 Safeguarding and the Prevent Duty 

    Unit 20 The development of the UK police service 

    Unit 21 Neighbourhood policing 

    Unit 22 Dealing with emergency incidents  

    14 of 15 the modules shown above – subject to agreement

    How will I be assessed?

    As with most vocational courses, there is a certain amount of coursework that is expected of students. However, this is done using different methods, such as; Role-play, using IT for assessment i.e. Nearpod and Padlet, Class discussion and practical discussion.

    Will I have to provide anything?

    £100 uniform.

    £100 toward cost of trips

    £75 deposit for an Ipad

    I'm interested. What should I do now?

    Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
    Ask Us a question about this course

    Funding Your Course

    If you're aged 19 or over and you want to study A Levels, an Access to Higher Education Diploma, or a Level 3 to 6 Vocational Qualification, you could be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.