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Find out which Universities and Registered Qualification Providers have agreed to the College RPL Process. Course costs displayed are the annual charge for a full time year, part time costs will vary dependent on the number of modules completed in that year.

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This 40 credit course is aimed at developing more advanced academic skills. The module will provide students, who typically will already have undertaken some academic study in the past, with the opportunity to undertake a short course in which they can learn new and more advanced skills, and apply these to the study of policing issues. The module will lead to a qualification at Advanced Certificate level and may provide a ‘gateway’ to further study. The module elements will be taught predominantly through lectures and practical sessions. Due to the concentrated focus of the course, students will be expected to carry out guided pre-reading, self-study and research outside of the curriculum time. Assessment will be practically based during the course and will including a final assessed piece of work which will be submitted approximately 8 weeks after the conclusion of the taught element of the module. During the completion of the final extended piece of coursework the student will be supported at regular intervals by a coursework supervisor.

Provider: University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) School of Forensic & Applied Sciences
RPL Cost: Please contact The University of Central Lancashire
Cost: Please contact The University of Central Lancashire
Delivery Method: Online, Face to face

The course aims to:

  • Develop in students an awareness of the need to critically analyse issues in social science;
  • Impart an appreciation of the importance of an empirical or evidence-based approach to knowledge;
  • Develop in students an appreciation of how social science knowledge is applied to real world issues;
  • Develop students as reflexive, thoughtful and questioning members of the academic community;
  • Prepare students for active citizenship;
  • Advance, for students from a range of relevant subject backgrounds, their existing knowledge and skills to the level appropriate for a degree qualification

The Applied Social Sciences BSc (Hons) degree offers three study themes:

  1. Criminology and Criminal Justice
  2. Wellbeing and Counselling
  3. Changing communities

Modules include:

  • Politics, Risk and Security in a Global Age
  • Comparative Perspectives on Criminal Justice
  • Environments of crime
  • Global Crime
  • Strategic Policing: Applied Performance Improvement
  • Homicide
  • Power in the modern world – who really makes the decisions?
  • Active Citizenship
  • Professional Experience
  • Psychology of Gender and Sexuality
Assessment Style:Students experience a broad range of assessment methods which will vary depending on the option modules they select. All undertake formative assessment in the form of essays, portfolios, reviews and reports.

Mainly continual assessment; a few exams.

Delivery Methods:Core knowledge, understanding and skills are acquired through the scheduled learning and teaching activities of lectures, seminars, practical workshops and, in some modules, fieldwork.

Compulsory modules include tutorials in support of students’ independent learning, provided on a one-to-one or small group basis. All modules are supported by Moodle, the University’s Virtual Learning Environment.

Provider: University of Gloucestershire
RPL Cost: refer to Provider's APL policy
Cost: circa £9,000 per year full time
Delivery Method: Face to face

The course will develop your research, presentation and critical thinking skills.

Modules have been developed to represent key areas of the criminal justice system, some of which will be jointly delivered with police, law, psychology and criminology students.

Modules include: protection of the public, operational policing, dealing with challenging behaviours and the politics of crime control. You will also have the opportunity to examine areas including sentencing, crime and puncishment and cyber-crime.

Delivery Location:Northampton
Assessment Style:Coursework and exam
Delivery Methods:Face to face and online

Provider: Northampton University
RPL Cost: refer to Provider's APL policy
Cost: £9,000 per year full time, part time available on request
Delivery Method: Online, Face to face

The programme offers 2 entry points, dependent on an individuals skills and experience.

It is aimed at PIP1 or equivalent investigators including police officers, military police and police staff investigators. The course is also suitable for people working in investigative roles in other public bodies or the private/corporate sector. A minimum of 2 years’ experience in investigations is required to enter the course at this stage.

Entry at Stage 2

Entrants at this stage will study modules in: conducting investigation, witness interviewing, and suspect interviewing.

Students will cover areas such as the investigative mind-set that should be adopted in developing appropriate strategies to enable an investigator to achieve their intended aims and objectives. Exploring professionalisation in policing/investigations and the impact of organisational culture. Students will discuss and understand the key elements of what is required to obtain accurate and reliable information.

Entry at Stage 3

Students will critically reflect on their skills and knowledge within the context of various theories of workplace learning, and research into a specific topic of operational practice that is relevant to your workplace and which is of national significance.

Throughout these modules you will be drawing on relevant academic theory and interpreting its relevance and applying it to your practice. You will develop a deeper understanding of the contemporary issues facing investigators and develop evidence-based knowledge drawing on literature, research and practical experience to support your ongoing development in the workplace.

Delivery Location:Sunderland University, London and Sunderland Campuses
Assessment Style:Assignment and research project
Delivery Methods:6 contact teaching days & work based learning.

Provider: University of Sunderland
RPL Cost: £0
Cost: £3,250 per year, part time
Delivery Method: Face to face

The programme offers 2 entry points, dependent on an individuals skills and experience.

It is aimed at PIP1 or equivalent investigators including police officers, military police and police staff investigators. The course is also suitable for people working in investigative roles in other public bodies or the private/corporate sector. A minimum of 2 years’ experience in investigations is required to enter the course at this stage.

Entry at Stage 2

Entrants at this stage will study modules in: conducting investigation, witness interviewing, and suspect interviewing.

Students will cover areas such as the investigative mind-set that should be adopted in developing appropriate strategies to enable an investigator to achieve their intended aims and objectives. Exploring professionalisation in policing/investigations and the impact of organisational culture. Students will discuss and understand the key elements of what is required to obtain accurate and reliable information.

Entry at Stage 3

Students will critically reflect on their skills and knowledge within the context of various theories of workplace learning, and research into a specific topic of operational practice that is relevant to your workplace and which is of national significance.

Throughout these modules you will be drawing on relevant academic theory and interpreting its relevance and applying it to your practice. You will develop a deeper understanding of the contemporary issues facing investigators and develop evidence-based knowledge drawing on literature, research and practical experience to support your ongoing development in the workplace.

Assignment and research project.

6 contact teaching days & work based learning.

Provider: University of Sunderland
RPL Cost: £0
Cost: £3,250 per year, part time
Delivery Method: Face to face

This innovative degree programme will enable participants to develop the business, management and leadership knowledge, professional skills and personal behaviours required to become a fully qualified Chartered Manager. Learning will include a range of learning delivery opportunities including block study, day release and work-based learning. Whilst timely face to face contact will be essential the learning and teaching materials will be available via a virtual classroom and accessible to all remotely. The manager and their workplace mentor will be supported by university staff throughout the programme.

 

There is also the opportunity to develop a customised strategic leadership programme for a large organisation or group of employers. This would enable us to contextualise the content, and offer a more flexible approach to programme design and delivery, to meet the specific needs of your organisation.

Northumbria University is working with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and a range of leading employers to deliver a fully funded work-based apprenticeship in Business Leadership and Management Practice. This new programme is designed for employees. It combines relevant on-the-job experience with up-to-date academic thinking and research rich learning. This professional career development route will advance your personal and professional knowledge as well as your ability to develop yourself and manage others.

Much of the learning will be integrated into your day-to-day work, enabling you to make an impact from the start. An approach designed to make the best use of your emerging leadership skills and enhance your prospects for promotion after completing your programme.

The course is covered by the prestigious AACSB accreditation for Newcastle Business School, which was ‘Business School of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2015.

Provider: Northumbria University
RPL Cost: Refer to Provider's APL policy
Cost: TBC
Delivery Method: Face to face

This course has a distinct emphasis on practical learning and is delivered entirely online. You’ll develop core business skills in key areas such as problem solving, decision making, team working and communications and will be encouraged to put theory into practice. It is an ideal course if you have completed a HND (or an equivalent programme such CMI and ILM level 5) in a business related discipline, allowing you to progress to honours degree level.

Assessment Style:Assignment and Dissertation/Project
Delivery Methods:16 months part time study

e-learning

Provider: University of Central Lancashire
RPL Cost: Please contact the University
Cost: £9,250 per year full time, part tim £1,060 per 20 credits studied
Delivery Method: Online

Pathways:

Marketing, Finance, Leadership and Human Resources

To provide an intellectually challenging and vocationally relevant learning experience where students can develop and demonstrate  critical knowledge and understanding of the theoretical concepts of business and management and their utility in improving business and management practice and develop an understanding of sustainable and ethical approaches to business practice, procedures and corporate social responsibility (CRS); the skills to enable them as practitioners, as future generators of sustainable value for business and society at large and working in an inclusive and sustainable global economy.

Pathway specific aims;

Business Management (Marketing):

Develop the ability to evaluate, generate and implement effective

Marketing strategies, and appreciate different approaches for segmentation, targeting, positioning and generating sales and the need for constant innovation.

To develop knowledge and expertise in the management of customer   expectations, relationships and development of service excellence.

Business Management (Human Resources):

Introduce students to the main functional areas of HRM/HRD, namely employee relations, reward, resourcing, and human resource development.

Develop a critical understanding of key aspects of the role of HRM/HRD and in particular consideration of contemporary issues such as diversity, cross cultural issues, values and change management.

Business Management (Leadership):

Develop critical and analytical understanding of leadership, management theory and practice relevant to a wide range of organisations from all sectors of the economy.

Development, management, and leadership of people and organisations including the global and legal context.

Business Management (Finance):

To understand sources of finance, uses and management of finance, and the use of accounting and information systems.

To develop the knowledge required for financial management including decision making and an appreciation of managing financial risks.

These aims are embedded within the themes of employability skills, entrepreneurship, ethicality, the global context and technological advances

Indicative content

Dissertation, Entrepreneurship

(core) Management Research Methods (core)

Ethical Management (core) Strategy and Change

(core) Financial Management (optional)

Strategic Marketing (optional)

Strategic Human Resources Management (optional)

Strategic Leadership and Management (optional)

Assessment Style:Varied
Delivery Methods:Varied

Provider: Newcastle College Group
RPL Cost: Available on request
Cost: Available on request
Delivery Method: Online, Face to face

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