Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Policing

Cambridge Campus

Course Code:CO5FHNCP
Start Date:21/09/2020
New Student Fees*:£4990
CRC Level 3 Progression**:£3990
CRC Level 4 Progression***:£N/A
* Fees for new students
** Fees for applicants who have completed their Level 3 at CRC in the previous year
*** Fees for applicants who have completed their Level 4 HNC at CRC in the previous year

Course Overview

The Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC in Policing will provide students with the generic knowledge, understanding and skills to enter employment within Policing, the wider public service sector or progressing onto BTEC Level 5 HND in Policing.  

Studying for this course will provide opportunities for students to learn a range of techniques and tools essential for successful performance in working life. It will help individuals to apply these skills at their workplace and build upon the knowledge they must have gained at the completion of the course. Those already employed will be able to use these attributes immediately at their work place and improvise their working practices.

This course is made up of the following units:

Unit 1: Small Scale Research Project in Policing
Unit 2: Criminal Law
Unit 3: Police and the Criminal Justice Service
Unit 4: Equality and Diversity in the Police Service
Unit 5: Roads Policing
Unit 6: Technology and the Police Services
Unit 7: Criminology – Practical Application for the Police Service
Unit 8: Command and Control

For Home and EU students, a loan from the Student Loans Company is available to support learners with fees if applied for. These fees cover the overall costs of the course, including sports kits, guest speakers, day trips and additional courses that will be run throughout the year.

Progression & Career Opportunities

The Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC in Policing will provide students with the generic knowledge, understanding and skills to enter employment within Policing. or progression onto the BTEC Level 5 in Policing.

Entry Requirements

- a BTEC Level 3 qualification in Public Services. Sport,  Forensic and Criminal Investigation or related title
- a GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one subject
- GCSE grades A* to C (or equivalent), and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent) in subjects such as maths and English
- other related Level 3 qualifications
- an Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution
-  related work experience
- an international equivalent of the above
- A demonstrable interest in joining the police or related services

In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the College as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level. Entry criteria are given as a guide, and the exact requirements in order to obtain a place on a particular course will be confirmed following attendance at a professional interview.

Learning Assessment & Support

We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs.

Each project, activity or assignment that you complete will be assessed. These assessments indicate your level of performance and contribute to your final grade. Each unit is graded Pass, Merit or Distinction. Assessment will be through practical and theoretical assignments.

How to Apply

There are two ways you can apply for a Higher Education course at CRC – you can now apply through UCAS or directly to the college using our HE Application Form, which can be downloaded from our website You can also obtain a copy by contacting our Enquiry Team on tel. 01223 226315 or email The completed form and references should be returned to The Admissions Office, Cambridge Regional College, Kings Hedges Road, Cambridge CB4 2QT

Cambridge Campus Status

Huntingdon Campus Status