This course is designed in conjunction with Lincolnshire Police and is designed for those looking to pursue a career in the Police Force.

You will spend two days a week building your knowledge and theory and 1 day a week undertaking training as a Special Constable.

During induction you will be expected to apply as a Special Constable with Lincolnshire Constabulary who will conduct the training and assessment for this role including fitness training to meet the standards required by Lincolnshire Constabulary.


  • HND Full-time: 2 years

Contact Time (per week):

  • Full-time: 2 days + 1 day a week special constable training

Course Content

Year 1 HNC   Level Credits
Unit 1 Organisational Structures and Culture Core 4 15
Unit 2 Mental Health and wellbeing Core 4 15
Unit 3 Equality, Diversity and fair treatment Core 4 15
Unit 4 Public Services in contemporary society Core 4 15
Unit 6 Terrorism and Counter Terrorism Optional 4 15
Unit 15 Modern Warfare and Conflict Optional 4 15
Unit 16 Training for Fitness and Health Optional 4 15
Unit 27 Psychology of Behaviour Optional 4 15
Year 2 HND   Level Credits
Unit 29 Research Project (Core Unit Pearson Set) Core 5 30
Unit 30 Reflective Professional Practice Core 5 15
Unit 42 Expedition planning Optional 5 15
Unit 44 International Policing Optional 5 15
Unit 49 Applied Forensic Psychology Optional 5 15
Unit 39 Physical Activity Health and Lifestyle Optional 5 15
Unit 34 Theories of Crime Optional 5 15

96 UCAS points typically from A Levels or a Level 3 Diploma in Public Services or related subject, although students from other subject specialisms with an interest in policing are encouraged to apply.

The course will be delivered through seminars and lectures, practical activities including fitness training, independent research including an in depth independent research project in the second year. Guest speakers will be invited in regularly to work with you and develop your vocational knowledge and skills around unit delivery. There will be unit related trips and visits and in year 2 you will lead and undertake an expedition.

You are expected during induction to apply as a Special Constable with Lincolnshire Constabulary who will conduct the training and assessment for this role including fitness training to meet the standards required by Lincolnshire Constabulary.

A range of assessment methods will be used including reports, presentations, practical demonstrations, essays, academic posters, journal articles and research projects.

Special Constable training will be assessed by Lincolnshire Constabulary.

Upon successful completion of the course you can progress to other higher education institutions to complete a full degree. Acceptance on to these courses is at the discretion of the institution offering the top-up.

Youcan also progress onto higher apprenticeships in policing or other vocational areas.

Progression into employment is also possible into public service roles such as Policing, the Armed Forces or Prison Service.

The course will be delivered across the main campus in our dedicated University Centre Stamford where you will have access to various study facilities including a recently refurbished Library where you’ll have access to books, journals, computers and e-resources. Free WiFi is available to all students.

Some components will be delivered at our Borderville Campus where you will benefit from state-of-the-art facilities to supplement your education. You will also benefit from our on-site gym ‘Stamford Fitness’ and receive discounted membership and fitness classes.

Special Constable training will be delivered at our University Centre Stamford by Lincolnshire Constabulary Police Trainers.

You will also have access to an Academic Support Tutor to assist you with your studies and careers advisors to help you with your future employment.

There will be unit related trips and visits arranged by tutors. (These may be subject to Public Services availability). Alongside this there will be guest speakers from Public Services.

The second year of the course will involve a student led expedition to the Peak District National Park.

This is a unique course designed to give you academic knowledge, understanding and skills whilst at the same time gaining work based training and learning by training to become a volunteer special constable, to prepareyou for entry into the Police Service or other Public Services.

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For Admission

Department : Public Services
Level : Level 4/5
Awarding Body: Pearson Edexcel
Starts : 16 September, 2019
NCS UCAS Code: N33
Course Code: HDPUBAP
UCAS Code: PS01
Fees : ££6500 per year

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