Police Foundation Degrees


FdA Criminal Justice (Police) course


Location: Online
Qualification: FdA Criminal Justice (Police)
Mode of study: Part-time
Duration: Flexible - up to six years
Places available: There are places available for next month's intake
Tuition fee: Visit our undergraduate tuition fees page
Funding available: For more information call our admissions team on 0800 0527 526
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

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About the FdA Criminal Justice (Police) course

The police Foundation degree provides you with an academic understanding of policing and also serves as an introduction to a career in the police. The programme emphasises the diversity of the policing role and draws upon a variety of contexts in which policing is discussed and analysed.

This degree is an employment-related higher qualification targeted at either active serving police officers or those people seeking to establish a career in the police service. The degree has been developed in consultation with Skillsmark to create a programme that meets the education and training needs of employers within the sector.

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Location: Online
Qualification: FdA Criminal Justice (Police)
Mode of study: Part-time
Duration: Flexible - up to six years
Places available: There are places available for next month's intake
Tuition fee: Visit our undergraduate tuition fees page
Funding available: For more information call our admissions team on 0800 0527 526
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

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Introduction

The Foundation degree in Criminal Justice (Police) is made up of fourteen modules and, upon completion, is equivalent to the first two years of an honours degree and a total of 240 credits.

Level 4 modules:

Level 5 modules:


Tuition fees for modules worth 30 credits are charged at double the price of a standard 15 credit module.

Location: Online
Qualification: FdA Criminal Justice (Police)
Mode of study: Part-time
Duration: Flexible - up to six years
Places available: There are places available for next month's intake
Tuition fee: Visit our undergraduate tuition fees page
Funding available: For more information call our admissions team on 0800 0527 526
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

Download prospectus

Introduction

Studying online offers you the freedom to study when and where it suits you – you can learn at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else where you have internet access.

You can determine the speed of your studies. A unique feature of an online degree is that you can dictate how long it takes until you attain a degree. You can choose how many modules to take at one time and how quickly you move from one module to the next.

It will take a minimum of two years and eight months to complete your Foundation degree in Criminal Justice (Police) or you may elect to study at a more relaxed pace and take up to six years.

Teaching methods and style

Unlike a traditional university environment, our online degree courses utilise a Virtual Learning Environment. The system is designed to track and manage the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials wherever you are.

This learning platform allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and you can listen to, and view, live lectures and seminars over the internet. Studying is carried out entirely online and the programme of study can fit around your work and personal commitments.

You are supported throughout your criminal justice course by a dedicated Student Adviser and have the opportunity to regularly interact with fellow students and your tutor.

Methods of assessment

We adopt an assignment-based approach to assessment instead of exams. Criminal justice assignments are based on real life work experience and assessed by tutors on an ongoing basis.

You will always be aware of your current provisional grade right from the start of the programme, allowing you to evaluate the success of your current study methods and clearly identify areas to improve.

We believe that this transparency gives you the information you need to make the most of your course. We achieve this by:

  • showing your marks clearly in your gradebook, which can be viewed whenever you log onto the learning platform;
  • the rapid turnaround of work assessed to ensure that your gradebook is always up to date;
  • assessing your work throughout the module rather than waiting for end of year exams;
  • ensuring you have regular contact with your Student Adviser;
  • the simplicity and transparency in the design of our assessment criteria.

We also have a policy of ensuring that work submitted by students is authentic. As well as the fact that all work is frequently assessed, we use a well established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism.

On successful completion of your Foundation degree in Criminal Justice (Police), you will be invited to attend a graduation ceremony at the University of Essex, Colchester Campus.

Location: Online
Qualification: FdA Criminal Justice (Police)
Mode of study: Part-time
Duration: Flexible - up to six years
Places available: There are places available for next month's intake
Tuition fee: Visit our undergraduate tuition fees page
Funding available: For more information call our admissions team on 0800 0527 526
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

Download prospectus

Introduction

If you’re looking to enhance your professional career, online study is one of the most cost-effective, convenient and flexible ways to get a degree. You can enhance both your education and career with a degree from a top UK university regardless of geographical location, work or personal commitments.

We are dedicated to improving employability amongst our graduates. Our online courses give you the opportunity to improve your career prospects and earning potential with a mix of key skills that are directly transferrable to the workplace.

Career destinations

This course provides a good grounding for work within the criminal justice system, for example, as a community safety officer or police officer. Students have also moved into civil service, journalism or professional positions within the voluntary sector such as fund-raisers and project managers.

Location: Online
Qualification: FdA Criminal Justice (Police)
Mode of study: Part-time
Duration: Flexible - up to six years
Places available: There are places available for next month's intake
Tuition fee: Visit our undergraduate tuition fees page
Funding available: For more information call our admissions team on 0800 0527 526
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

Download prospectus

Entry requirements

We have flexible entry requirements that look at both your academic and work-based experience. In order to start a degree you will need to have GCSE grade C or above, or its equivalent, in English and Mathematics. If English is not your first language, IELTS (Academic) 6.0 or equivalent is required.

Academic

In addition to the above you must have, as a minimum, one of the following:

  • one full A-Level
  • an Advanced GNVQ, NVQ or other similar vocational qualification
  • an Advanced Modern Apprenticeship that includes vocational qualifications similar to the above

Experience

If you do not meet the minimum academic standards, you will need to demonstrate that you are currently working and have a minimum of three years of employment in an environment where a significant element of the work is in areas identified in the modules in the Foundation degree.

You will also need to demonstrate that lack of prior qualifications is not a fair reflection of aptitude for higher education. We assess this by talking to you and reviewing your employment history and the quality of your application form. We may require you to complete additional basic literacy and numeracy tests prior to acceptance onto the programme.

Widening access

Applicants who are not eligible through our academic or experience entry routes may be allowed to enter via the Widening Access Route. These applicants will be assessed holistically and will be required to pass the Kaplan Academic Readiness Assessment. Applicants may be offered a place on the basis of previous work experience, non-academic achievements or any other criteria which the assessor believes demonstrates a candidate’s ability to successfully complete the programme. Work experience of less than ten years is unlikely to provide the necessary work experience requirements.

Location: Online
Qualification: FdA Criminal Justice (Police)
Mode of study: Part-time
Duration: Flexible - up to six years
Places available: There are places available for next month's intake
Tuition fee: Visit our undergraduate tuition fees page
Funding available: For more information call our admissions team on 0800 0527 526
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

Download prospectus

Apply now to study the Foundation degree in Police online

You can apply to study for the Foundation degree in Police by downloading our online digital application form here.

If you need any more information about our courses or you have any other queries, please contact our admissions team.

Applying for the Foundation degree in Police


Applying for the Foundation degree in Police course does not have to be a time consuming process. Our online application section provides you with advice and guidance on the application process and procedures.