About this course
This programme is suitable for Degree or Master’s holders and career changers (who already hold any degree) who wish to pursue a career as a Police Officer.
It will allow learners to combine workplace learning opportunities with theoretical knowledge gained through a number of formal classes which are relevant to modern-day policing.
This programme provides a route into policing that enables you to receive practical on-the-job learning alongside academic theory and knowledge while earning a salary of circa £24,000 (increasing to a minimum of £26,371 after two years). Starting salaries are reviewed annually. You will be a police officer from your first day on the job but will be required to successfully complete the course to be confirmed in the role.
The Graduate Diploma covers areas that are critical to effective policing in the 21st century, such as evidence-based policing, supporting vulnerable people, dealing with cybercrime and crime prevention.
- There are no fees paid by the learner as the programme is fully funded by West Yorkshire Police.
- Successful learners will gain a Graduate Diploma in Professional Policing Practice.
- Your time will be spent across a combination of sites including Leeds Trinity University campus, West Yorkshire Police Training Centre at Carr Gate in Wakefield, and within the local policing Districts of West Yorkshire – Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds or Wakefield. This will also be supported by online delivery.
About West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police is the territorial police force responsible for policing West Yorkshire in England. It is the fourth largest force in England and Wales.
Programme duration and delivery
It will take two years to complete the programme.
Learners will benefit from lectures and seminars delivered at Leeds Trinity University
On campus learning is supported by a variety of online tasks, independent research, and operational activities.