The recruitment and training process for police officers in Cambridgeshire has changed and we are operating the 'Policing Education Qualifications Framework' (PEQF) in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University. We currently have a couple of options open to potential candidates: The Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) This is a great opportunity for those who have not studied at a degree level to be entered onto our three-year degree apprenticeship which involves a combination of in class learning and on the job experience.
A modern degree-based education is no longer purely academic, there is now a strong emphasis on the development and application of professional practice in the workplace which this route provides. The tuition fees for the degree will be covered by the force, you will also receive a salary of £24,780 upon joining. Essentially you will earn while you learn and by the end of your probationary period you would have achieved a degree whilst also being paid a competitive salary. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and this opportunity is open to all who do not have a degree. The entry requirements for PCDA are GCSE maths and English (grade 4-9/C or above) or Level 2 Functional Skills in Literacy and Numeracy (undertaken in England) and 2x Level 3 qualifications equivalent to UCAS points of 64+ (i.e. 2 x A level grade C, BTEC MPP/MM or equivalent) which must be evidenced with valid certificates.
For candidates that do not have A levels or equivalent at the grades mentioned above, but have between 32 and 63 UCAS points and with two years relevant experience in the following areas (or four years in the armed forces), we will ask you to complete an online assessment and have a further discussion with you. The Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP) The Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP) is an alternative route through which you can become a substantive ranked Police Constable. At the end of the two year practical programme, you can earn a Graduate Diploma in Professional Policing Practice whilst embarking on an exciting career with our force.
The Academic cost of this degree is covered solely by Cambridgeshire Constabulary. Whilst studying, you will also receive a salary of £24,780 which will rise each year as you gain the relevant skills and experience. DHEP is a level 6 programme, jointly delivered by Cambridgeshire officers and academic teams at Anglia Ruskin University. This partnership provides practical on the job learning & academic theory. The academic entry requirements for DHEP are Degree Holders / Students within the final year of study for a degree with GCSE English & Maths/Grades A-C/4-9.