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National Apprenticeship Week 2024 – Routes to Police Constable Degree Apprenticeships with The Met Police and Access to HE

Monday 5th February 2024

In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week (5th-11th February) we wanted to highlight the Met Police’s route to the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship via the Level 3 Access to HE Diploma in Policing.

The Diploma was developed in collaboration with OCN London and a team of experienced officers at the Met Police.

The Level 3 Access to HE Diploma (Policing) is a nationally recognised qualification regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) which is designed for people aged 19 and above who want to apply to university or other higher education courses but don’t have the entry qualifications such as A levels or BTECs.

This Diploma has been designed to help learners to achieve the entry-level qualifications required to be eligible to apply for the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship and related HE Policing entry degree programmes.

Life as Met Police officer

The Met’s mission is to make London a safer place for everyone.

As a PC, you will have the opportunity to make a positive difference to the lives of Londoners every day. You will build relationships with local communities, reduce crime, support victims, and keep people safe. No day is ever the same but every day you will have the satisfaction of knowing that what you do has made a real difference to the lives of Londoners.

Superintendent Tamsin Jones, Head of the Met Police’s Centre of Initial Recruit Training, who joined as a direct-entry superintendent just over five years ago, said:

London’s communities need more police officers who are as diverse as them, who understand them and who have a real desire to make everyone safer.

Many people we speak to have a wealth of life experience and other skillsets that would make them fantastic police officers but they don’t yet have the educational qualifications needed to apply for a career in policing. This course is designed specifically for them. The new Diploma in Policing was jointly developed by experienced Met Police officers and education experts, to help people gain the qualifications and confidence they need to apply to join the Met. I truly believe that policing is one of the most fulfilling careers in the world. Each day is different, each shift is challenging and every moment is an opportunity for you to change someone’s life for the better.

Find out more about life as a Met Police officer at www.met.police.uk/careers

To explore the Policing Access to HE Diploma further, please visit our website here, and if you would like to discuss delivering it at your college, contact Michelle Wood at michelle@ocnlondon.org.uk

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