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Uniformed Protective Services

HNC Policing

  • Academic Year: 24/25
  • Adult
  • Higher Education
  • Crewe Campus

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The Course

The HNC in Policing is aimed at equipping students with sector specific skills, knowledge, and the understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global policing environment. It will provide insight and understanding into the diversity of roles within the police, recognising the importance of collaboration at all levels. It will equip students with knowledge and understanding of culturally diverse organisations, cross-cultural issues, diversity, and values.

The course will also provide opportunities for students to progress to higher education qualifications such as an honors degree in policing or a related area, and will help students to develop the skills, techniques, and personal attributes essential for successful working lives.

You will gain an understanding of the local, regional, and global context of policing and, for those students with a global outlook, it could open international career pathways. Studying on this course will provide a context in which to consider professional ethics and their relation to personal, professional, and statutory responsibilities within the police sector.

The HNC in Policing will include the following mandatory units:

  • Unit 1 – Small-scale research project in policing
  • Unit 2 – Criminal law
  • Unit 3 – Police and the Criminal Justice Service
  • Unit 4 – Equality and diversity in the Police Service
  • Unit 5 – Roads policing
  • Unit 6 – Technology and the Police Service
  • Unit 7 – Criminology 
  • Unit 8 – Command and control

Students will be required to undertake a work-experience placement, which may be paid or voluntary.

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We welcome an application profile that meets one of the following:

  • A BTEC Level 3 qualification in uniformed public services
  • A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject
  • Other related Level 3 qualifications
  • An Access to Higher Education Diploma awarded by an approved further education institution
  • Related work experience as determined at interview with the Course Team Leader
  • An international equivalent of the above


  • GCSE grades A* to C ( 9 to 4) in maths and English

Some work placements will require a DBS check.

The course is designed for students who wish to pursure a career in policing. It will also prepare you for further study or training, such as the Level 5 HND in Policing at the College and/or university.

Adults can enrol for FREE

You may see a fee attached to the course you’re interested in, but if you’re aged 19+ you’ll more than likely be eligible to enrol onto an adult course for FREE.
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Crewe Campus
Starts : September 30th, 2024
Monday, Tuesday 1 Year

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