Provider Information Pre-join undergraduate Degree

The pre-join Degree is a professional academic knowledge-based Degree based upon the national curriculum for the police constable role and can only be offered by providers licensed by the College. It will be achieved prior to candidates applying to join the police service and it is self-funded.

Resources

To assist you in understanding more about the product and how to become a potential provider offering the pre-join Degree as a programme, the following resources are available to you:-

  • Pre-join Degree Provider Guidance – This document provides you with information to enable you to understand more about the product and the Quality Standards Assessment (QSA) process for becoming a provider. The QSA is interlinked with provider validation, enabling providers to apply their own QA processes for programme design and validation.
  • Pre-join Degree in Professional Policing – An Introduction
    This document provides you with an overview of the key areas of learning and development covered by the national policing curriculum for the police constable role, and the relevance of this national curriculum to the pre-join Degree entry route.
  • Frequently Asked Questions
    This document answers frequently asked questions around the QSA process undertaken by the College of Policing in relation to the Pre-join Degree and includes information on the key stages of the process and access to support resources.

To supplement these documents, the College also runs periodic information sessions, providing an opportunity for you to ask questions, go through our QSA process and Core Requirements in detail and get a fuller understanding of how our processes link to your own validation process. This is not compulsory, but advisable, and can be arranged by contacting the Quality Standards Assessment (QSA) team via QualityStandardsAssessment@college.pnn.police.uk

Licence Request and Quality Standards Assessment Application Form

If you are interested in offering this product you will need to make a request to become licensed and then complete the College QSA process. Further information on both aspects can be found in the Pre-join Degree Provider Guidance. All elements of our QSA process must be fully met and your programme must have been approved at your validation event to enable you to deliver this product.

Licence Request and Quality Standards Assessment Application Form

Please note that the dates for applications will be confirmed very shortly.

Interested parties should continue to check this page regularly for further updates.

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