Published: 8 February 2023 at 15:33
1,000th police student starts at Anglia Ruskin as part of regional partnership
Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) has welcomed its 1,000th policing student as part of an education partnership with seven police forces from across the East and South East of England.
ARU is delivering both Police Constable Degree Apprenticeships and a Degree Holder Entry Programme for new police officers as part of the collaboration with Police partners.
The Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship is a three-year course which combines a degree programme with on-the-job training, while the Degree Holder Entry Programme is a two-year graduate diploma for new recruits who already have a degree.
These courses form part of the new Police Education Qualification Framework (PEQF), developed by the College of Policing, which aims to further professionalise policing as a career by raising educational standards while helping to deliver new police officers to forces across the country.
The partnership is overseen by ARU’s Degrees at Work team, which has a long history of creating and delivering innovative, work-based education programmes.
Sara Archer, Head of Partnership Delivery – Police Education at ARU, said:
ARU is hosting an online event on Thursday, 9 February (5pm) providing information about the PEQF pathways to becoming a Police Officer. To register, visit https://aru.ac.uk/community-engagement/police-constable-degree-apprenticeship-discovery-event