BTEC Higher Nationals in Policing (RQF)

BTEC Higher Nationals in Policing (RQF)

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The qualification focuses on the development of experience and skills, reflective practice and action research, helping you to meet the demands of employers in the policing sector.

By 2020 all new recruits to the police force will require degree level qualifications and the BTEC Higher Nationals in Policing should enable you to progress to a final year of a degree or enter employment.

Careers after a BTEC HNs in Policing

This qualification has been developed in collaboration with industry experts, universities, colleges and students to ensure that it is a programme that meets the needs of industry, as well as what you would expect to achieve throughout your course.

Some typical jobs after completing the HNC*

Some typical jobs after completing the HND*

Special Constable, Police Community Support Officer, Police Staff Special Constable, Police Community Support Officer, Dedicated Detention Officer, Crime Scene Investigator, Communications Officer, Civilian Investigation Officer, Scenes of Crime Investigators, Fingerprint Officer, Police Intelligence, Crime Analyst, Computer Forensics Investigator, Command and Dispatch, Prosecution File Preparation Officer

*Pearson does not guarantee employment upon completion, and you will have a responsibility to make sure that you meet the employer’s requirements.

Industry support and recognition

For years, employers have valued the skills and knowledge that BTEC Higher National students bring to the world of work. That is why students choose to study our programmes. We are proud to have developed our Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Policing with university and further education tutors, expert Police Officers and other individuals who have generously shared their time and expertise to inform the development of these new qualifications. 

Progression to university

We work with universities in the UK and around the world, explaining the content, structure and purpose of BTEC Higher National qualifications, so that the universities recognise your value and accept applications from you as a BTEC Higher National holder onto a degree programme. We currently have agreements to top-up HNs to over 1200 degrees worldwide and we continue our work to grow this number.

Visit our Pearson Degree Finder to find all the current articulations.


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