Access to Higher Education Diploma: Policing 2022 Entry
Students studying this Diploma will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and practical skills through a range of subject areas including: Criminology, Law, The Powers of Police and Crime and Society to name but a few. Successful completion of this Diploma will open doors to a number of university courses, giving students the chance to study a broad array of degrees leading to careers in Policing.
The course is divided into units of assessment. Each unit is broken down into learning hours and most of the units are worth three, six or nine credits (one credit equals 10 learning hours). To achieve the Diploma, you must achieve 60 credits, all credits are at level three (equivalent to A Level standard).
The programme delivery method includes lectures and seminars and a good level of student participation is expected. You will be expected to make presentations on a regular basis throughout the course to develop your presentation skills. Attendance in College is typically for three days per week (September 2021 - June 2022) plus an additional 10 to 15 hours personal self-guided study. Timetables and hours of study will be discussed at the interview.
York College Access courses are validated by Skills and Education Group Access.
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Teaching Methods/ Course Delivery
A good level of student participation is expected throughout the duration of the course.
Course Fees & Additional Costs
Course fees vary each year. Prospective students are advised to contact us for the latest fees.
All materials are provided for you to complete the course. However, you may need access to a PC/laptop and suitable Wi-Fi to access additional teaching and learning from home as required for the additional guided learning hours.
How you can progress
The Access to HE: Policing course provides you with a solid base of theoretical knowledge and technical capabilities to enable you to pursue a successful career in a range of subject areas relating to law, criminology and society, depending on your desired speciality area.
If you are aged 19 to 23, you may qualify for fee remission for an Access course depending on your circumstances. Eligibility for a free course is based on government guidelines and the most up-to-date information is available on our website or from our Funding Team. If you do not qualify for free tuition, you will be able to pay for your tuition fees in instalments and may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.
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Assessment may take the form of reports, assignments, controlled tests, logbooks and presentations. Assessment will take place both during and at the end of each unit as appropriate. Graded units are eligible for grades will be awarded as distinction, merit or pass.
At the end of the course you will be given a transcript listing all of the units and grades awarded: there is no overall grade.
Universities will specify the grades they expect you to achieve in various units as part of any offer they may make.
Students have access to a fantastic range of College-wide facilities such as the Learning Resource Centre (LRC), study hubs, computer areas with accompanying multi-function printers and helpdesk advice.
Reasons to choose this course
This course will open doors for you to embark your career goals in a range of desirable job roles within the police. You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge required for the next stage in your education with a recognised qualification enabling you to enrol on an undergraduate course at a higher education establishment of your choosing.
The Access to Higher Education Diploma is validated and accredited through the National Awarding Body Certa which is an Access validating agency, licensed and regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).
Advanced Learner Loan
If you are offered a place on this course, you will be able to apply for the new Advanced Learner Loan. The loan means that you will not have to pay any tuition fees up front and will only pay back the loan when your salary rises above £27,525. Repayments are made automatically if you are employed and are part of your tax return if you are self-employed.
If you are taking out an Advanced Learner Loan to study an Access to HE Diploma your Loan will be written off on successful completion of your higher education programme - so in effect your Access to HE Diploma programme could be free.
Please refer to the York College Advanced Learner Loan page for more specific information.
GCSE grade C/4 or above in English & Maths.
Most Police forces specify 5 GCSE at grade c/4 or above including English and maths/and/or a Level 3 qualification.