The HNC programme is year one of the degree course. It focuses on the positioning of the Police Service of England and Wales within the current Criminal Justice System, examining how the service has developed and how it has been determined by legal and political influences and the impact of major events. You will also be introduced to the concepts of measuring and assessing volumes of crime, crime surveys and the use of statistics and the measures and mechanisms used within crime and anti-social behaviour prevention initiatives. You will have the opportunity to develop a broad understanding of the development of the way young offenders are managed within the current Criminal Justice System, whilst examining methodologies to prevent youth crime and the powers of police and youth courts in tackling young offenders. Successful completion of the HNC programme means that you can progress on to year two of the degree (HND) in Policing within in CU Coventry.