Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Policing

Cambridge Campus

Course Code:CO5FHNDP
Start Date:01/08/2020
New Student Fees*:£4990
CRC Level 3 Progression**:£N/A
CRC Level 4 Progression***:£3990
* 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 5 HND in Policing will provide students with the generic knowledge, understanding and skills to enter employment within Policing, the wider public service sector or entry to Higher Education through a top up degree.



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:

-  Leadership in Policing
-  Crime Reduction and Community Policing
-  Initiative Skills
-  Government Interactions with the Police Service
-  Emergency Planning and the Police
-  Health and Safety Management in the Police Service
-  Counter Terrorism
-  Work Based Experience

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 5 HND in Policing will provide students with the generic knowledge, understanding and skills to enter employment within Policing or entry to Higher Education through a top up degree.

Entry Requirements

To join the BTEC Level 5 HND in Policing, you will need to show evidence that you have achieved successfully on a programme of sustained level 4 study and provide proof of certification and individual units completed.

In addition you must have:

•  5 GCSEs grades 9-4 (A*-C) or equivalent.  This must include GCSE English and Mathematics.

You will have an active and keen interest in the Police and associated services and will have experience of being involved with the services or serving as a cadet etc.  With this experience, you will be anticipating a career in the Police Service.  The offer on the course is subject to the successful attendance of Welcome Event and Induction Day.

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 www.camre.ac.uk/higher-education. You can also obtain a copy by contacting our Enquiry Team on tel. 01223 226315 or email enquiry@camre.ac.uk The completed form and references should be returned to The Admissions Office, Cambridge Regional College, Kings Hedges Road, Cambridge CB4 2QT

Cambridge Campus Status

The Cambridge Campus is open as normal.
3/3/18

Huntingdon Campus Status

The Huntingdon Campus is open as normal.
3/3/18