Level 3 in Policing
Mon Sep 06 2021
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Academy for Sport
Do you want a career in the Police force? Our Level 3 Policing course at Gateshead College is the ideal next step in your education. This course is designed to help you progress towards a policing career whether that be a Policing Degree, Policing Apprenticeship or a job within the many strands of the Police force. The course is delivered by staff with experience within the police force, with the addition of guest speakers and fun and informative trips.
We work closely with Northumbria Police and local Universities to make sure
that we prepare you with the right knowledge, skills and behaviours for
successful transition towards a career in the Police. The qualification is
therefore a mixture of practical and theory work, with the inclusion of case
study research and problem solving activities.
Our specialist staff also work with Northumbria Police recruitment and therefore we can offer support for applications for Special Constables and the Police service.
What will I study?
Year 1 - Units are as follows:
¦ Unit 1 Prepare for a career in the Police Force
¦ Unit 2 Develop Leadership Skills
¦ Unit 03 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
¦ Unit 05 Develop Aspects of physical fitness for entry to the Police Service
¦ Unit 10- The influence of UK Government, international organisations and the media on the police service
¦ Unit 11-Collaboration between the emergency services
¦ Unit 12-Emergency planning and response in the police service
¦ Unit 18- Volunteering in the UPS
¦ Unit 21 Neighbourhood Policing
Year 2 units are as follows:
? Unit 04 Prepare for Higher Education
? Unit 08 Carry out Map reading across open country
? Unit 09 Understand conflict management and personal protection
? Unit 13 Understand the impact of war and conflict on the police service
? Unit 15 UK legal system and the police force
? Unit 16 Crime scene investigation
? Unit 17 ICT in the police service
? Unit 20 The development of the UK police service
? Unit 22 Dealing with emergency Incidents
All units are coursework based, internally assessed by the college. There are no exam units. You will have the opportunity to achieve Pass, Merit or Distinction for each unit. At the end of the year you will be awarded a grade based on the number of certain gardes you achieve. You can be assessed through written work or practical application.
We use the virtual learning environment Google Classroom to ensure you have complete access to all resources and assignment information to ensure you are fully organised throughout your study. You will receive training on this in your induction week.
One of the biggest strengths is that we can boast ex police officers on staff which adds value to the program with real life experience tied into course delivery.
Andy Bustin - Teacher Level 3 Policing:
“ I have had experience within the Police force for over 30 years as a frontline officer. I am now currently involved with the Government Operation Uplift programme to boost recruitment in the Police. That coupled with the fact I am a fully qualified teacher, I am ideally placed at Gateshead College to deliver what I believe to be one of the best policing courses in the North East”.
“Andy has helped me in applying for the Police force when I finish this
course. He has given me advice and helped me understand what experiences I have
that are relevant to the application process”
We currently have a number of links to support work experience opportunities. These include work with ‘Veterans at Ease’, Catterick activity placement and police centre training. We will be developing our links to ensure a wide variety of work experience placements to ensure our students have the employment edge.
On top of this we believe in also looking to create work inspiration opportunities within the delivery of the units. We look to get those in specialist areas to deliver and set assignments to ensure clear links to the profession.
- Northumbria Police
- Northumbria University
- Sunderland University
- Veterans at Ease
We are based at the Academy of Sport which is ideally located for classrooms equipped with IT equipment but also practical space with the use of a fully equipped gym.
We are building our equipment store to include relevant equipment such as Police body armour and team building equipment.
An Extended Diploma in Policing will give you the opportunity to apply for the following:
? Apply directly to the Police Force
? Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCA)
? Professional Policing Degree
The Extended Diploma will give you UCAS points to apply for a range of
University courses for example;
? Crime Scene Science
There are also volunteering opportunities such as;
? Special constable
? Police Community Support Officer (paid)
We have links with universities in the local area;
? Northumbria University
? Sunderland University
? Teesside University
As mentioned previously we also have direct career guidance with our expert staff to help offer advice and help with applications.