We offer three entry routes into policing, some of which will enable you to gain an externally recognised qualification on successful completion:
Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA)
Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP)
Initial Police Learning & Development Programme (IPLDP)
You’ll be employed as a police officer from day one, learning alongside experienced officers on the front-line, while earning a competitive salary and enjoying other discounts and benefits.
Our PCDA and DHEP routes provide you with a fully funded degree or graduate diploma in Professional Policing Practice as part of the Policing Education Qualifications Framework (PEQF). Our IPLDP allows you to undertake ‘on-the-job’ training working alongside experienced officers as well as classroom learning, but you will not receive an accredited qualification.
Choose the option that best fits with your lifestyle and personal circumstances – whatever you choose, you will be a welcome member of our team.