P.E.Q.F WHAT IS IT?

Hertfordshire Constabulary are operating the new "Policing Education Qualifications Framework" (PEQF) in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University.

Training explained

We want to ensure we prepare our new police officers for the demands and complex challenges of modern-day policing.

Hertfordshire Constabulary is operating the Policing Education Qualifications Framework (PEQF) training route in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University (ARU).

This means that new officers gain a degree apprenticeship or graduate diploma to qualify as a police officer.

On-the-job training is combined with classroom work, and you earn while you learn with no student debt as it is all paid for by the constabulary.

  • Firstly there's 21 weeks classroom-based training - you'll learn a lot about various aspects of policing, the law and procedures with role plays and practical sessions too.
  • You'll receive first aid and personal safety training.
  • You'll then be assigned to a tutor and spend around three months as part of a response rota, developing your on-the-job skills and experience, from taking statements to diffusing tense situations and making your first arrest.
  • After this your training continues with numerous placements across different teams to gain experience, with time set aside for study.
  • At the end of three years (two years for those who already have a degree) you are confirmed as a police constable

Routes into policingThere are multiple routes into a policing career, and we have several training courses each year:

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)

Join as a police officer and achieve a BSc (Hons) degree in Professional Policing Practice. This is a three-year, work-based, practical, and vocational degree.

2. Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP)

Aimed at those who have a degree in any subject. In your first two years, you will achieve a Graduate Diploma in Professional Policing Practice whilst you train as a police officer.

3. Accelerated Detective Constable Programme

A year of intensive training and practical experience followed by a year of three crime attachments, whilst completing training to obtain the relevant qualifications to become a detective

If you would like to find out more we would be happy to hear from you, then please get in touch via email careers@bch.police.uk.

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