This course equips those interested in joining the police service with the critical knowledge needed for a successful career in policing. We are looking for applicants with strong leadership and decision-making qualities and a high regard for public service. When you finish this course and pass Thames Valley Police requirements, you'll be well placed for recruitment.
Gain real policing experience
This programme focuses on placement learning with Thames Valley Police. The placement element will require you to work as a Special Constable for two four-week periods. Following this, you’ll also have to complete 18 hours per month. Your own tutor constable will support you during your initial training and once you become ‘fit for accompanied patrol’ you’ll work alongside a range of officers and carry out a variety of police duties.
Students studying at the High Wycombe Campus are likely to carry out their policing practice in the South Buckinghamshire area. Those studying at the University Campus Aylesbury Vale (UCAV) are most likely to practice in North Buckinghamshire. You may attend classes at different university campuses, depending on the specialist lecture series.
Building on our unique relationship with Thames Valley Police, this course has been designed to turn you into responsible, responsive and dedicated graduates ready for a career in one of the most demanding fields of employment.
You’ll learn in a safe, modern environment, making use of our Code of Practice Suite, which includes a mock bedsit, custody desk and suspect interview room. Students will also take part in a number of practical scenarios in and around our town campus.
A gateway to the police service
Successful completion of this foundation degree together with your special constable training, will lead you to be considered for employment by Thames Valley Police. You will also have access to the Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (CKP) course, which is a nationally recognised pre-selection route into policing.
What are the course entry requirements?
A typical offer will include GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above and a UCAS Tariff score of 96-112.
You'll also be required to pass the Thames Valley Police Special Constabulary selection criteria.
For further information please visit Thames Valley Police Jobs - Volunteer Police Officer (Special Constable).
Every application is considered on an individual basis.
Year 2 Modules
- Mandatory Sessions for Policing at Level 5
- Operational Policing Two
- Policing Law and Ethics
- Policing Processes
- Social Sciences Theory for Police Practice
How much does it cost
Fees for September 2017 to August 2018 entry
Full Time Home and EU: £7,800 per year
Full Time International: £10,500 per year
Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.
Fees quoted are for the next intake and are subject to change. Fee costs for subsequent years may rise in line with inflation, course delivery costs or subject to government regulations.
For information on financial assistance to support your learning, visit our Undergraduate Fees and Funding section.
How do I apply?
For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applynow