The programme focuses on police law, theory and practice, and is taught in collaboration between the University of Winchester and the police force. This programme is only open to trainee police officers who are required to complete the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship Scheme as part of their training to become a fully qualified police officer. During Year 1, you focus on the history of policing, police legislation and some practical elements such as road traffic, missing person investigations and forensic criminology. During Year 2, the emphasis moves toward some of the more sophisticated challenges facing modern-day policing, such as the use of social media, working with offenders, and dealing with major investigations and critical incidents ranging from violent assaults to natural disasters. In the final year, you learn about the challenges of policing the vulnerable elements of our society, as well as dealing with organised crime groups and the impact of transnational crime. In addition to the evidence based dissertation, you have a large selection of optional modules to choose from to tailor the course to your interests. In addition to the taught element delivered by the University, the police force that you are employed by will deliver practical training around personal safety, handcuffing and restraint techniques. The programme is currently seeking accreditation with the College of Policing.