Wrexham Glyndwr University

Mold Road, Wrexham, Clwyd, LL11 2AW, United Kingdom


In 2016 The College of Policing announced that from 2020 onwards all new police officers in England and Wales will have to be educated to degree level. Policing in England and Wales is a complex activity characterised by the need to carefully consider how law, values, social policy and organisational priorities should be interpreted and applied. It is also characterised by the need to demonstrate advanced skills in dealing effectively and sensitively with members of the public. This programme offers opportunities for students to develop their knowledge and skills in policing by studying for a degree whilst gaining experience in the role of special constable. 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

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,295
  • England Year 1 £9,295
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,295
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,295
  • Wales Year 1 £9,295
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,295