What is the Police Constable Degree Holder Entry Programme?
The degree holder entry programme is the brand new, exciting opportunity which is open to individuals holding a UK (Hons) degree (or equivalent) in any subject (minimum 2:2 classification).
The programme welcomes applications from individuals who have achieved a UK (Hons) degree (or equivalent) in any subject and have achieved lower than a 2:2 classification. Candidates will need to demonstrate relevant work or life experience and demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from Graduate Diploma studies. Prior to the interview stage of the recruitment process, it will have been identified if your current qualifications do not meet the standard entry requirements for the course. An Academic member of staff from the University will be a member of the interview panel (for the candidates in-force interview) and you may be asked additional questions by the academic member of staff. An academic equivalence interview sheet will be compiled from your response to the questions that are asked during the interview process.
Essentially you will have day-to-day responsibilities as well as on-the-job, practical training and academic work all at the same time, whilst working towards your Level 6 Graduate Diploma in Professional Policing Practice.
This is a two-year programme, which provides you with the opportunity to learn as you earn and achieve a Level-6 Diploma in Professional Policing Practice on successful completion. This will be an additional qualification to compliment your current UK (Hons) degree (or equivalent).
You’ll be employed as an officer from day one, making a difference to our communities here in Cheshire while being fully supported in applying your learning practically on the Job. This programme will be delivered in partnership with the University of Chester, attending the Warrington Campus.
The front line of the criminal justice system is a challenging place to be. Could you be there when Cheshire’s communities need you?
By joining us you can help us make a difference - simply by being the individual that you are.
No two days are the same for our officers
Another shift, another incident. Thanks to their training and the support they receive as part of the Cheshire Constabulary family, our officers have the confidence to deal with whatever the next call brings.
It could be a crime, fear of crime, public disorder, community tensions, family feuds, a missing person, a sudden death, abuse of adults or children - and many more occasions where people need the reassurance that police officers provide.
Professionalism with the human touch
You'll also have a key role in guiding and protecting victims or witnesses who may well have had a distressing experience.
To handle all these demands effectively, officers must have empathy - understanding the points of view of a diverse range of communities and to address their particular needs.
What makes a good police constable?
Our officers come from a wide range of backgrounds, but they all share certain characteristics. Could you say ‘yes’ to all these?
Cheshire officers are…
Honest people who believe in doing the right thing
Determined to do their job well
Physically fit – offenders have a habit of running away
Caring enough to deal with people sensitively and tactfully
Quick to understand situations when making decisions
Team players who can also work independently when needed
The Government's Uplift Programme aims to bring 20,000 extra police officers onto Britain's streets by March 2023.
We’re keen to recruit officers who are local people with a wide range of personal experiences and a true understanding of Cheshire’s different social, racial and cultural issues.
Also, through our commitment to Equality and Diversity, we’re making sure that Cheshire’s community policing better reflects the public it serves.
This means welcoming more women, older age groups, people from black and ethnic minority backgrounds, LGBT+ and those living with a disability.
We want great officers and we also encourage individuality. It’s what we mean by our family.