Diploma in Policing – Level 3

This course is for you if...

You want to prepare for a career working in the police service.

The purpose of this qualification is to provide specialist knowledge, skills and understanding relating to working in the police service in areas such as career aspirations, leadership skills and equality, diversity and inclusion, which can be applied to current or future employment. The content has been developed with employers, subject experts and Tutors to ensure that it’s relevant to the real world and meets the need of employers.



This qualification is designed to provide learners with an in-depth understanding of the principles of policing and to allow them to explore the various avenues of work within it. It will also allow learners to gain transferable skills that can be applied to the workplace or further study.

  • Prepare for a Career in the Police Service
  • Develop Leadership Skills
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Preparation for Higher Education
  • Develop Aspects of Physical Fitness for Entry to the Police Service
  • Values and Standards in the Police Service
  • Mental and Physical Wellbeing in the Police Service
  • Carry Out Map Reading and Navigation Across Open Country
  • Understand Conflict Management and Personal Protection
  • The Influence of UK Government, International Organisations and the Media on the Police Service
  • Collaboration Between the Emergency Services
  • Emergency Planning and Response in the Police Service
  • Understand the Impact of War and Conflict on the Police Service
  • Understanding Discipline in the Police Service
  • UK Legal Systems and the Police Service
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • ICT in the Police Service
  • Volunteering in the Police Service
  • Safeguarding and the Prevent Duty
  • The Development of the UK Police Service
  • Neighbourhood Policing
  • Dealing With Emergency Incidents
  • Understanding Mental Health

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade D (3) or above (with at least 1 at Grade C (4) or above). This is the equivalent to 4 GCSEs at Grade 3 or above. Completion of a Level 1 Certificate with relevant English and maths qualifications will be accepted.

An informal interview with the course tutor is also required.

You will also need a reasonable level of fitness and to be able to demonstrate excellent teamwork skills with a total focus on completing the course.

You will produce a portfolio of work over the year consisting of work from unit workbooks and practical observations.

You may progress onto the Level 3 course or take up a career in one of the armed or civilian Uniformed Services.

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