Developed in partnership with North Wales Police, the BA (hons) Policing programme combines work based learning based on the Police National Curriculum with classroom based activities overseen by academic staff and experienced police officers. During year two students will be developed to the point of being able to undertake independent patrol as a special constable by successfully completing additional taught modules and a ten week placement with North Wales Police. During this placement, students will study the equivalent of the Initial Police Learning and Development Programme which all new police recruits have to complete. They will undertake shifts alongside regular police officers who will assess their fitness for independent patrol. Those who successfully progress will then be expected to undertake 16 hours of independent patrol per month during year three of their degree. During this year student will gather evidence of their ability to practice at the standards of a regular police officer. They will have the opportunity of developing their knowledge of policing and the broader criminal justice system. Successful completion of the programme will equip students with all the necessary knowledge, practical experience, vocational and key skills to meet the operational requirements of the police service. This course has been granted Pre-Join 2017-18 Approved Provider status by the College of Policing and meets the current professional requirements for the Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (CKP).