The Foundation Degree in Public Services: Policing Studies is validated by Sheffield Hallam University This distinctive and exciting Foundation Degree is ideal for students who are considering a career in the Police police Service or other related law enforcement and criminal justice agencies, but are undecided which public services career path to follow or do not currently possess the qualifications or skills to enter onto one of the three routes into policing currently being introduced. This course is also open to serving police officers who do not currently hold a degree and wish to use their record of prior learning as credit towards enhancing their academic skills and obtaining a degree.
The course is assessed by a range of assessment methods, including presentations, course work assignments and submission of work-based assignments which will demonstrate how learning has been applied in the work place. The course will combine practice and theory drawing upon the experiences of students. It is enhanced by the use of specialist speakers who are serving police officers or otherwise work in the law enforcement or criminal justice sector.
Applicants who are studying for SHU-validated foundation degrees will receive an offer for their designated full time honours degree progression route at Sheffield Hallam University provided that they submit an application via UCAS by the deadline. Applicants who are studying for SHU-validated foundation degrees and who wish to progress to part-time study on their designated honours degree progression route will apply directly to the University.
The offer of a place on the BA (Hons) Criminal Justice Practice (Policing Studies) degree course made by the University will be subject to:
Students can apply to go directly into employment on completion of the foundation degree and they will be supported with making applications and with interview/assessment centre training.
It is recognised that some of our police and criminal justice partners require a DBS certificate when considering candidates for work based learning (WBL). A criminal record does not necessarily preclude a student from enrolment and each case will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants should discuss their individual situation with the course leader as not having a valid DBS can affect the type of placements available within the WBL module. DBS certificates require an annual subscription (please click here for further information).