Policing and Criminal Justice Studies at Northampton is among the best in the UK
Published Tuesday 15th February 2011
Students preparing for a career in policing and the criminal justice sector can now be confident they are on the right route for success.
Thanks to this month's high level accreditation of a Foundation degree at The University of Northampton.
The University's degree course in Policing and Criminal Justice Studies, which was first launched in 2008, has been awarded the nationally recognised 'Skillsmark' accreditation, an education and training quality mark for the justice sector.
This means The University of Northampton is now one of only two higher education providers of pre-entry police training in the UK to have achieved this coveted status.
We are delighted that our pioneering programme, put together in partnership with Northants Police, has gained well deserved national recognition. The award confirms the rigour and excellence of this innovative provision and bodes extremely well for our continuing partnership with the county's constabulary and indeed for our work nationally in police training and broader criminal justice work.Bob Lyman, course Leader and serving police officer
The path to accreditation included an extensive quality assurance process which evaluated the design, content and delivery of the programme in line with employer needs. Northamptonshire Police were closely involved with the University during the accreditation process and the final award was due to their continued support of the programme.
The University of Northampton's Foundation Degree in Police and Criminal Justice Studies has been designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge, practical, vocational and key skills to pursue a career in the policing sector.
Students who successfully complete the Foundation Degree and the training provided as members of the Special Constabulary are considered for employment by Northamptonshire Police, subject to the successful completion of the national police selection process and current recruitment needs.