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The Access to HE Diploma (Policing) offers adult returners a coherent integrated and supported year of study through which they will gain knowledge awareness skills and confidence necessary for successful undergraduate studying in the intended progression routes for this Diploma. The course aims to provide a balance of essential study skills with specialist subject knowledge to enable the students to be prepared for the academic and practical rigours of undergraduate study in HE Policing entry programmes. It must however be noted that the Access to HE Diploma does not provide guaranteed entry to UK Higher Education Institutions.

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    Entry Requirements

    GCSE (or equivalent) English and Maths (Grades *A-C or minimum Grade 4). Successful completion of a substantial Level 2 qualification plus an initial assessment that indicates an appropriate level of English and mathematical ability and a satisfactory reference.

    Assessment Method

    The Access to HE Diploma assessment mechanism incorporates: Assessment tasks which are designed and set by the Centre Internal assessment of learner work Internal and external moderation of assessment There are no additional external assessments for this Diploma. Case studies Oral presentation Practical tasks/demonstrations Question and answer (written and oral) Tests/exams with seen or unseen papers Tutor observation Worksheets Written assignments Written essays/reports

    Aims of the course

    The Access to HE Diploma (Policing) has been developed in collaboration with the Metropolitan Police Service. Whilst the Diploma has been developed in collaboration with the Met Police the college is looking to work with a local police force to deliver this Diploma. The aim is: To provide HE progression opportunities for adults who because of social educational or individual circumstances do not have the necessary qualifications; To give learners a general introduction to the basic concepts methods and key areas of knowledge within the core disciplines taken and offer a coherent and stimulating framework within which they can broaden their intellectual outlook and make connections between subject areas; To help learners to develop and consolidate the various skills required to enable them to cope successfully with the demands of undergraduate study and to become independent self-directed learners.

    Progression Opportunities

    On successful completion of the course this Diploma has been designed for progression onto the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship and related HE Policing entry degree programmes.


    The model of delivery will be classroom-based learning. You will have access to our digital learning platforms that will provide you with a range of materials and resources to support your learning whilst on this course. Individual tutorial support is available. Additional learning support is also available if required.

    Career Options

    A career in Policing and law related employment.

Course Details

Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 35 weeks
Start Date 09/09/2024
End Date 27/06/2025
Course Code 4BMAJ9A0


For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

19-24 £ 3,022
24+ £3,022
International £9,000
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