From 21st December 2020 Hertfordshire Constabulary will be operating the new "Policing Education Qualifications Framework" (PEQF) in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University.

PEQF is a new, professional framework for the training of police officers and staff.

Based upon a new modern curricula aligned with the education levels set in England and Wales, this framework will over time cover the range of professional training for police officers through the ranks of constable through to chief officer. It supports the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) and Association of Police and Crime Commissioners' (APCC) Policing Vision 2025 that "By 2025 policing will be a profession with a more representative workforce that will align the right skills, powers and experience to meet challenging requirements."

PEQF aims to bring consistent practice in terms of the implementation, assessment and accreditation of initial police training across the 43 forces in England and Wales. This consistency can contribute to the professionalism of the police service and put policing in line with other professions with regard to it's formal education standards.

We want to ensure we prepare our new police officers for the demands and complex challenges of modern day policing and will be moving to a new educational route into Policing, whereby new officers will gain a degree apprenticeship or graduate diploma.

2 Routes FROM 21ST DECEMBER 2020

Joining us

It is still very much about on the job training to become a Police officer but with the benefit of gaining a fully funded degree, with training delivered in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University (ARU). You will be able to earn whilst you learn!

1. The Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA)

This is a 3-year professional degree apprenticeship. Upon completion, successful candidates will achieve a Degree in Professional Policing Practice. The Force will cover the full cost of the degree programme.

2. Degree Holder

The Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP) is for those who already hold a degree in any subject area. This is a two-year academic and practice-based programme with our education partner, Anglia Ruskin University (ARU). Upon completion, successful candidates will also achieve a Diploma in Professional Policing Practice. The Force will cover the full cost of the degree programme.

To be successful you will need to meet our minimum entry requirements, and demonstrate a passion and commitment to providing a first-class policing service to our communities.

The entry requirements will be a Level 3 qualification, or equivalent experience. A Level 3 qualification typically equates to 2 A levels at Grade C.

For candidates that don't have A levels at the grades mentioned above, but have 2 years relevant experience in the following areas, we will ask you to complete an online assessment and have a further discussion with you.

  • Armed Forces - 4+ years experience required
  • Nursing / Care Sector
  • Social Work
  • Youth Work
  • Charity Work
  • Teaching
  • Experience in the justice and law enforcement sectors
  • Police Staff - particularly Custody, public contact/demand hub/enquiry office roles, investigative roles
  • PSCO or Special
  • Criminal Justice sector/CPS/Courts
  • Border Force
  • Prison Service
  • Relevant local authority experience which has involved close and sustained working with police
  • Experience of emergency services - ambulance, fire
  • Experience of cyber/digital and financial fraud/crimes
  • Roles which have focused on promotion of equality of opportunity and inclusion

If you would like to find out more we would be happy to hear from you, then please get in touch via email, or through recruitment updates on Facebook #hertspolicejobs.

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