Foundation Degree Policing

Find your route into the force and uphold law, order and justice. Designed to reflect industry demands, our degree programme supports one of the new mandatory entry routes to becoming a police constable. Acquire the skills needed to advance and prepare for a thrilling and fulfilling career within the police force or associated criminal agencies.


About the course

Do you dream of a career in the force? Our Policing Foundation Degree is crafted in-line with the College of Policing recruitment requirements, equipping you for employment in the police force or other criminal agencies. You will study academic and technical modules broadening your understanding of policing, psychology, crime, criminal law and the justice system. Our range of modules allow you to forge your own career path within the force or other criminal agencies. Our exceptional support, emphasis on personal development and consideration of the Policing Education Qualifications Framework, will provide you with essential skills and increase your employability. With this foundation degree, you will also be encouraged to engage in voluntary schemes available through West Yorkshire Police to gain practical skills. You will acquire critical knowledge and practical experience allowing you to progress to a top-up degree, industry qualifications or directly into employment.

This course is validated by Leeds City College

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£7,950 (per academic year)

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University Centre

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Start Date

September 2021

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2 years Full Time

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Course Code

UCAS Course Code: PL99 Institution code: L21

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Study Mode

Full Time

We will continue to follow government guidelines to ensure the safety of all our students and staff and have put in place additional safety measures, including the way we deliver your course.

For Semester 1, we plan to deliver your course through a mixture of online and face to face tuition and we will review this as Government guidelines change in response to COVID-19 developments. 

Under the present guidelines, we plan to deliver your course 50% online and 50% face to face. We will timetable, where possible, so that you come into University Centre Leeds for a whole day and you will be in a bubble with your fellow students on your course.

Face to face contact will be delivered following guidelines on social distancing and increased health and safety measures.  You will be made fully aware of the current measures in place and be expected to follow the guidance issued.