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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Policing

Equivalent to 3 A-Levels, this course contains a blend of academic skills and opportunities for you to acquire a range of practical and personal skills.

The purpose of this qualification is to provide specialist knowledge, skills and understanding relating to working in the Police service.

You will gain a broad understanding of policing and the requirements for a future career in the Police service. You will experience a range of exciting units that contain a blend of theoretical and practical learning which will allow you to develop both personally, academically and professionally.

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 3

  • Delivery


  • Duration

    1-2 Years

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Units you may study include:

Year 1:

  • Preparing for a career in the Police service
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Develop aspects of physical fitness for entry to the Police service
  • Values and standards in the Police service
  • Understand conflict management and personal protection
  • Understand discipline in the Police service
  • The development of the UK Police service
  • Dealing with emergency incidents

Year 2:

  • Preparation for Higher Education
  • Collaboration between the emergency services
  • Emergency planning and response in the Police service
  • UK legal systems and the Police service
  • Crime scene investigations
  • ICT in the Police service
  • Safeguarding and the Prevent duty
  • Neighbourhood policing
  • Understanding mental health

100% Coursework & Practical Skills

Grade 4 in maths & English at GCSE.

  • University
  • Employment

Financial Support

Depending on your situation, you may be able to access a range of financial support available.

Course Fees


We do not currently have fee information available for this course. Please contact us for further information.


Apply or enquire about this course

Please use the following links to make an application or enquiry about this course.


Apply online Make an enquiry Call 01724 281 111

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

Visit our International pages for more information and contact details