Police Now are pleased to announce a collaborative partnership with the University of Huddersfield, to co-deliver a Graduate Diploma in Professional Policing Practice.
For participants starting with Police Now in 2019, the programme curriculum will be underpinned by the new Policing Education Qualifications Framework (PEQF) Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP). The PEQF is part of the College of Policing’s work to further develop and professionalise the police service, by introducing a professional framework for the training of police officers and staff.
For the first time, officers who join the police service via the Police Now programme will receive a formal degree-level qualification, in recognition of completing the programme and achieving full operational competence in their force.
Police Now Programme Director Kurtis Christoforides said: “This is a huge step forward for Police Now and enables us to better support our police officer participants and their forces. We look forward to working with the University of Huddersfield to develop and innovate our award-winning Leadership Development Programme in pursuit of our charitable mission to transform communities, reduce crime and increase the public’s confidence in policing.”
Professor Paul Bissell, Dean of the School in which the students will be based said: “I am delighted that we are playing a key role in this important initiative. Staff in our Applied Criminology and Policing Centre are very well placed to work with Police Now and we look forward to welcoming our new students next year.”
The partnership will mean teaching for the 2019 cohort will be validated by the University of Huddersfield, and assessments submitted by participants will be marked and moderated at degree-level standard.