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HND Policing

HND Policing

UCAS Code: HDP1 Duration: 1 Year Attendance: Full Time Location: Farnborough Campus Start Date: 12/09/2022    


About the course

By 2020, all new entrants to the police force must be qualified to degree level. This course will enable you to top-up to a BA Honours Degree in Policing or related subject area or enter employment as a Special Constable, Police Volunteer or Police Staff (civilian roles.) This course is aimed at students who want to continue their education through applied learning and/or who want to study locally.

The HND in Policing will give you:

  • A stimulating and challenging programme of study that will be both engaging and memorable for students
  • The essential subject knowledge that you need to progress successfully into further study options or a route into the world of work
  • Content that is closely aligned with employer and higher education needs
  • Assessments that consider cognitive skills (what students know) along with affective and applied skills (respectively how they behave and what they can do)
  • A varied approach to assessment that supports progression to Level 6 (degree level)

Who is this programme for?

The HNC and HND in Policing are aimed at those who want to continue their education through applied learning. The courses provide a wide-ranging study of the police and are also designed for adult students who wish to pursue or advance their career in policing. As well as the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the study of policing, these courses will give you experience of the breadth and depth of the sector, which will prepare you for further study or training.


Fee Per Year £5000

Please note that while we make reasonable adjustments to remove any barriers to education, additional fees may be payable where this is not possible. For example, to provide additional support due to a disability. Please contact us if you believe you have any additional needs so that we can discuss your options before enrolling on a course.

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If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

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Your course

How will I be taught?

You will be taught through lectures and seminars, workshops, tutorials, virtual learning environments, guest speakers and field trips.

What modules are covered?

Core Units

  • Leadership in Policing 
  • Crime Reduction and Community Policing 
  • Investigative Skills 
  • Government Interactions with the Police
  • Service
  • Emergency Planning and the Police Service 
  • Health and Safety Management in the Police Service
  • Counter Terrorism 

Optional Units

  • Managing Police Finance 
  • Investigation into Armed Policing 
  • Work-based Experience
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Your future

What Next?

Following successful completing of the HND, you would typically progress to BSc (Hons) Policing Studies Top-up. Following this, you could:

  • Look to enter the policing family, e.g. as a Special Constable, a Police Volunteer or as Police Staff (civilian roles)
  • Continue existing employment within the Police force
  • Progress to university into relevant police-related courses, for example: BA (Hons) Policing, BSc (Hons) Criminology and Policing, or BSc (Hons) Policing and Criminal Investigation.

Job roles after successful completion of a degree could include:

  • Police Constable
  • Special Constable
  • Police Community Support Officer
  • Police Staff:
    • Dedicated Detention Officer
    • Crime Scene Investigator
    • Communications Officer
    • Civilian Investigation Officer
    • Scenes of Crime Investigators
    • Fingerprint Officer
    • Police Intelligence
    • Crime Analyst
    • Computer Forensics Investigator
    • Command and Dispatch
    • Prosecution File Preparation Officer
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Entry Requirements

What is the entry process?

You can apply for this higher education course in the following ways:

  • Via the UCAS website. Visit www.ucas.com and browse the courses available under 'University Centre Farnborough'.
  • Directly to University Centre Farnborough via the button on this webpage. Applications take around 15 minutes and are free of charge. You can apply to us direct at any time in the year (including after the UCAS deadline). Applications of this type are separate to the UCAS system, which means you could also apply for more than the five universities that UCAS allows.

UCAS Code - HDP1

Institution Code - F66

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

48 UCAS points from relevant subject(s)

Foundation Degree, HNC or equivalent. HE Level 4 in a relevant subject, Pass 50% average where classified.

If English is not your first language, evidence of your ability will need to be supplied with your applications. IELTS 6.5 is required. 

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