The way that Kent police officers are being trained will change from January 2022, giving applicants the opportunity to complete a 3 year degree apprenticeship or a 2 year post graduate programme for degree holders.

The College of Policing has developed a new Policing Education Qualifications Framework (PEQF) that will support forces to deliver apprenticeships.
There will be no immediate change to the way we recruit and train therefore if you want to join Kent Police now or in 2021, please visit our careers page.
From January 2022 new police constables in Kent will either;
  • join and undertake a three year degree apprenticeship training programme
  • join with a degree qualification and undertake a policing skills conversion programme, or;
  • independently complete a policing degree at university and then apply to join our force for a local familiarisation course.

These approaches will further improve the education of police officers and provide vital skills for modern day policing.

From January 2022, these new entry routes will allow you to train as a police officer, get paid as you learn and provide you with a permanent job when you qualify. The training is a partnership between you, our force and a higher education institute. As well as practical on-the-job learning, there will also be time allocated for your studies. 

The anticipated date for our first intake of new officers, using these new entry routes is expected to be in January 2022 or soon after. The information will be updated on this page as soon as it is available.

If you have any questions about training as a police officer now or in the future, please email our recruitment team;

If you would like to register your interest for the new entry routes into policing, please complete the registration form below and we will contact you once the application routes are live.

Register your interest