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Level 3 Diploma in Policing NCFE

This course provides study and experiences linked to Policing and Police entry requirements, you will study a range of units to help improve your knowledge on current Police issues such as preparing for a career in Policing, conflict and personal protection and crime scene investigating.

You will do a range of theory and practical based units all designed to improve your career opportunity whether you decide to apply for a Police apprenticeship or progress onto the Extended Diploma in Policing with a view to gaining UCAS points to study at university.

You could also progress onto the degree course in Criminal Justice at The University Campus Doncaster.

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 3

  • Delivery


  • Duration

    This course is for 1 Year, attending college 2.5 days per week onsite with 4 hours online study.

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The course consists of 9 units in the first year for the Diploma, and a
further 9 units in the second year to achieve the Extended Diploma.

Some units covered are:

  • Prepare 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
  • The influence of UK government, international organisations and the media on the police service
  • Collaboration between the emergency services
  • Emergency planning and response in the police service
  • UK legal systems and the police service
  • Crime scene investigation
  • ICT in the police service
  • Volunteering in the police service
  • Safeguarding and the Prevent Duty
  • Understanding mental health

Assignment based assessment.

5 x GCSE at a 4 or above to include maths and English.

On achievement of a merit overall you will be offered the opportunity to return for a second year to achieve the Extended Diploma in Policing and gain additional UCAS points.

Financial Support

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

Course Fees


There is the option to attend a 3-day residential to Carlton lodge the fee is around £250 or free if you receive bursary.


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 0800 358 7575

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