NCFE Level Three Certificate in Policing

This course is designed to provide learners with an in-depth understanding of the principles of the police service and to allow them to explore the various avenues of work within it. You will also gain transferable skills that can be applied to the workplace or further study.

What will I study?

Unit 01  - Prepare for a career in the police service

This unit explores the entry routes and different career pathways available in the police service. ​You will then prepare a personal profile, application and take part in a real or simulated interview. Finally, you will evaluate your performance and suggest areas for development ​

Unit 21  - Neighbourhood policing  

In this unit you will develop an understanding of how the types of criminal behaviour have an effect on communities and the types of factors that influence criminal behaviour. ​You will also understand the different aspects of neighbourhood policing as well as the collaborative approach and impact it has on communities. ​

Unit 07 - Mental and physical wellbeing in the police service

In this unit you will understand the factors that can affect physical and mental wellbeing and why these are important in the police service.You will produce a plan for a healthy lifestyle and keep a diary. You will also review and amend their plan.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be by written assessment.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs to include English at grades 4 and above.

What next?

You can progress onto the Level Three Diploma in Policing

Additional information

You may be eligible for some funding depending on your circumstances and Adult Learner Loans are also available for this course. For further information on funding and loans please contact Guidance Services on 0345 120 0044 or email [email protected]


For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

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