Important Entry Requirement & Application Update

Once you've applied, you will be invited to attend a virtual information event at the beginning of 2021. At this event, you will have the opportunity to find out more about your course, meet the staff and ask any questions that you may have.

Is this course right for me?

Police training is changing across England and Wales as a result of a comprehensive workforce transformation programme set out by the College of Policing and the National Police Chiefs’ Council. This transformation is achieved in part through the introduction of the Policing Education Qualifications Framework, which equips new police recruits with the right skills to adapt to the professional complexity of modern day policing including the changing nature of crime and demands on police services.

Bangor University in partnership with Grŵp Llandrillo Menai is offering an undergraduate degree in Professional Policing, licensed by the College of Policing. This will introduce students to the skills required to work as a police officer and builds on the highly successful Police Foundation Degree offered by Grŵp Llandrillo Menai.

Please note: Completion of this degree does not guarantee the opportunity for recruitment into the police service. Those planning a career in the police are advised to check eligibility criteria as set out by individual police services.

For more information, and to apply go directly to Bangor University website:  https://www.bangor.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/L436-Professional-Policing-pre-join

Entry requirements:

For 2019 and 2020 entry:

Maths and English/Welsh GCSE at Grade C or equivalent required.

Typical offer is based on a minimum 104 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.

  • A Levels
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma:
  • City and Guilds Advanced Technical / Extended Diploma: Merit
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma:
  • Access: Pass
  • NCFE CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma: Grade C
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted.

Applications from mature students also welcomed.

*For a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com

To apply, go directly to Bangor University website:  https://www.bangor.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/L436-Professional-Policing-pre-join

All places are subject to satisfactory interview.

Delivery:

This course will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops and seeks to provide students with a thorough grounding in a range of key issues and themes required to work as a police officer.

Timetable:

Full-Time: 3 years; Part-time: 6 years

  • Year 1 will be delivered by Grŵp Llandrillo Menai (Rhos-on-Sea campus)
  • Year 2 will be delivered jointly between Grŵp Llandrillo Menai (Rhos-on-Sea campus) and Bangor University
  • Year 3 will be delivered by Bangor University

Contact:

Michelle McBreeze (Programme Leader): mcbree1m@gllm.ac.uk

Sian Backhouse (Administration):  backho1s@gllm.ac.uk

Assessment:

For more information, and to apply go directly to Bangor University Website:  https://www.bangor.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/L436-Professional-Policing-pre-join

Feedback

Where relevant, assessments will be marked and returned to students with constructive and developmental feedback. Effective feedback combines information which enables students to understand the strengths and limitations of their past performance, and information which enables them to recognise how future performance can be improved. Students will be provided with feedback in a timely manner and this feedback will justify how the grade has been awarded. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on the feedback given and identify their strengths, things they found challenging and areas for development that they will feed forward to their next assessment. Feedback will include linking evidence to assessment criteria to demonstrate how the student will have met the learning outcomes.

Progression:

The BSc in Professional Policing is a professional academic knowledge-based degree based on the national curriculum for the police constable role. It is of interest to those planning a career in policing (police constable or other police functions), and those with an interest in law enforcement as well as wider criminal justice.

The BSc in Professional Policing has a currency of 5 years following graduation, for recruitment in to policing.

Please note: Completion of this degree does not guarantee the opportunity for recruitment into the police service. Recruitment process, selection policy, and entry requirements vary from force to force. Those planning a career in the police are advised to check eligibility criteria as set out by individual police services.

For more information, go directly to Bangor University Website:  https://www.bangor.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/L436-Professional-Policing-pre-join

Additional campus/course information:

  • Rhos-on-Sea

    Year 1 modules:

    • Understanding the Police Constable Role
    • Introduction to Criminal Justice
    • Introduction to the Legal Framework for Policing
    • Introduction to Criminology

    Year 2 and 3 modules include:

    • Applying Theory to Practice
    • Crime and Justice in Modern Britain
    • Evidence-Based Policing and Research
    • Community Policing: Values and Principles
    • Specialist Policing - E Crime and Digital Policing and Policing the Roads
    • Investigating Organised Criminality
    • Understanding the Police Constable Role
    • Strategic Thinking in Policing
    • Policing and Society
    • Perspectives on Youth Crime

    In Year 3 students will also complete a dissertation (a research project on a topic of your choosing and of particular interest to you) and Practice portfolio (for Special Constables only).

    This information is given as guidance only, and could change.