Institute of Policing
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The Institute of Policing is working in collaboration with policing and criminal justice partners to meet the professional requirements of 21st-century policing and to develop high-quality, evidence-based education within the police service. The IoP is designed to facilitate undergraduate studies for police officers enrolled in the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA), for students contemplating a career in policing or anyone wishing to study policing, criminology or forensic science at undergraduate or postgraduate level.
Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship
The Institute of Policing is currently in pre-procurement talks with several regional police forces in the South East and South West of England; the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship will be the central focus of these collaborative talks. The PCDA accepts its first police students in September 2018 and is currently subject to validation; further information forthcoming.
Courses under development
The IoP is also developing the following courses:
- A BSc (Hons) Policing
- A PEQF-validated degree for non-police students, expected for 2019
- A PEQF-validated MSc Applied Criminology (postgraduate degree apprenticeship), also expected for 2019
Recognition of Prior Learning & Experience (RPL)
If you are making enquiries about courses through the Recognition of Prior Learning & Experience (RPL) Directory, the following undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses will be available to you:
The Institute of Policing will also coordinate the following functions:
- Research & Innovation Committee. Membership developed by Hampshire Police, and in collaboration with regional universities (feeding into the College of Policing Research & Innovation Knowledge Bank)
- Ongoing collaboration with regional forces around PEQF requirements, delivery of training, sharing of resources around curriculum needs and collaboration with regional PCCs.
- Provision of conferences, training workshops, seminars and symposia around regional needs, developments and initiatives, to strengthen ncollaboration between police forces and Higher Education.
- Institute of Policing Research & Innovation Library for all EBP dissertation projects produced by students on undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.