• 12 weeks or less
  • Part-Time Evening
  • Police Studies
  • Leisure course


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Intro to the course:

This course is aimed at those who wish to change career into policing, but are currently unable to attend a standard college course.  It is designed to prepare the students for police entrance exams, both theory and fitness, and prepare them for the world of work in that sector.  Currently Police Scotland are on a massive recruitment drive requiring thousands of officers and this is a perfect time for this course.

Leisure course

Study mode
Part-Time Evening

Start date

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at those who wish to change into a career in policing and require some directed focus on the application process, to prepare them well for the interview and entrance exam.

It is also possible for students who are currently with South Lanarkshire College to attend this course if they wish to top up their knowledge and get more tailored learning experience with the police recruitment window coming up.

What will I study?

The course covers:

  • physical preparation for Police Officers
  • emergency first aid
  • health and wellbeing of Police offices
  • interview skills and practice
  • introduction to police duties
  • identity and cultural diversity

Next Step Course Options

Students can choose to complete the course and seek employment with the Police service, or look at furthering their understanding with our HNC Police Studies course or HNC Legal Services course.

How will I be assessed?

There will be no formal assessment however there will be informal assessment throughout to give insight as to how candidates will be assessed once applying to the Police Service.  These assessments are a chance for students to practice.

Why should I choose this course?

This is an exciting course aimed at anyone who has an interest in joining Police Scotland.  Our preparatory course will help you build your skills, confidence and knowledge around the roles and responsibilities of the Police Service.  

The units you will undertake focus on first aid, interview skills, culture and diversity and police roles and responsibilities, which are exactly what you will need moving forward with your career in the Police Service.

Where can this course lead?

  • Police Scotland or other uniformed services
  • fitness instructor type positions
  • legal services roles

What are the entry requirements?

There are no entry requirements.

What are the interview arrangements?

There are no formal interview requirements.  

Other information:

The class runs on a Tuesday evening from 6pm to 9pm

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Study mode Part-Time Evening Start date 18/04/2023 Duration less than 12 weeks
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