Do you need qualifications to work for the police?
Yes, as above, the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) does not require you to have a degree. However, you will be working towards the completion of a professional degree-level apprenticeship as part of this entry route which will need to be successfully completed prior to being confirmed in post.
What Scottish qualifications do you need to be a police officer?
Am I eligible to apply?
- You must be 18 years of age to be appointed as a police officer, although you can apply at the age of 17.5 years of age.
- You must be physically and mentally able to undertake police duties.
- Your Body Mass Index should be between 18 – 30.
- You must meet the mandatory national eyesight standard.
What are the requirements to become a police officer in the UK?
Police Now graduate schemes
- be over 18 years old at the time of your application.
- be a British citizen or have lived in the UK for the last three years.
- have indefinite leave to remain and work in the UK.
- have achieved a minimum 2:2 degree or equivalent.
- hold a Level 3 qualification (equivalent to A-level) in any subject.
Can you join police with bad credit?
An applicant may still be accepted even with several poor marks on his credit. In order to stand the best chance of receiving a job offer, you should review your credit score. Do the research necessary to ensure that it demonstrates financial responsibility and minimal debt.
Can you join the police at 40?
Age Requirements There’s no upper age limit for applying to the police service. Candidates who have reached the age of 18 years may apply to become a police officer and can take up appointment on reaching the age of 18½.
What will disqualify you from being a police officer UK?
1. Any offence committed as an adult, (i.e. aged 17 years and over), which involves elements of dishonesty, corruption, serious violence or injury, serious involvement with drugs or abuse of children, substantial financial gain or serious loss to anyone. Cautions, convictions and vetting.
Can you be a police officer in West Mercia?
All your university tuition fees will be paid for, and you can look forward to starting on the next stage of your policing career, keeping our communities safe across West Mercia. Starting a career in the police can be one of the best things you’ll ever do.
Why is diversity important to West Mercia Police?
West Mercia Police values diversity and recognises that people with a variety of skills, attitudes and experiences, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures, bring fresh ideas and perspectives to policing.
What kind of qualifications do you need to be a police constable?
You can also apply if you have a full Level 4 qualification or a full Level 5 qualification, such as a degree, in a non-policing related subject. You will need to attach copies of all relevant certificates to your application.
Where do I go to training to become a police officer?
Your formal training will take place alongside work in one of our policing teams across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Worcestershire or Herefordshire. After getting your uniform and a few weeks learning the basics, you’ll join a team and begin three years of practical learning which will shape your police career.