Key Details

  • Available at
    Bangor, Rhyl, Rhos-on-Sea
  • Level
  • Study Mode
  • Programme Area
    Police and Public Services
  • Course Length

    1-2 years

  • Course Type
    Full-Time (Further Education)
  • Bilingual

    This programme is available bilingually at the following campus(es):

    • Bangor
    • Rhos-on-Sea

Please note: We recommend that you have access to a laptop/chromebook to enable coursework to be completed digitally at home. There is a dedicated IT Digital Inclusion fund to support those learners who do not have a digital device and are unable to purchase one.

Course Description

Would you like a career in the uniformed public services?

The course is designed to prepare you for employment in the Armed Forces, Police, Ambulance, Fire Service, Prison Service and other Community and Emergency Service-related organisations.

Entry Criteria

In order to qualify for this course, you will need at least one of the following:

  • 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English or Welsh 1st Language, and Maths at D or above
  • A relevant Level 2 qualification at Pass
  • Relevant industry experience

You will also require an attendance level of 86% in your previous year of study.

As part of the application process, you will be asked to attend an interview to give you the opportunity to discuss the course.


The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Practical modules
  • Classroom discussion
  • Formal lectures
  • Guest talks
  • Individual research
  • Group work
  • Projects


Assessment is through a variety of methods, including written assignments, presentations, personal projects and demonstrations of practical skills. There may also be external tests.

You will also be expected to demonstrate personal discipline, attendance and good time keeping.

  • Assignments will assess your knowledge, but also to equip you with career skills
  • The qualification is graded at Pass, Merit and Distinction levels
  • The Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate will be an integral part of the course over the two years and is externally assessed.


Completion of this course gives you a range of options in education and employment. The programme is equivalent to 3 A Levels if studied over 2 years, helping you to apply for a range of Higher Education courses at many institutions, such as Criminology, Law and Policing Studies.

You could proceed onto a number of programmes at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, including:

  • Foundation Degree (FdSc) Policing

You will also have gained a valuable insight into the uniformed public services, along with the advanced training and qualification to help you succeed. You could progress into the public service of your choice, or you could go into other professions such as local authority employment or security work.

Would you like to apply for this course?