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Policing, Law and Protective Services

As a Policing, Law and Protective Services student, you know how important it is to protect the public. You are a practical and logical thinker, looking to develop your skills and start a fulfilling career in the protective services.


Newcastle College University Centre's Policing, Law and Protective Services degree will give you the foundation you need to kick-start your career in industry. Our practical courses are taught by former police officers and criminal justice workers, and have close links to industry specialists such as Northumbria Police, Newcastle Crown Court, the Royal Navy, Army and Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue.

If you want a fulfilling and challenging career in a vital industry, start your journey with us.

What can I study?

FdA Police and Criminal Justice Studies

This Police and Criminal Justice degree was developed with a North East police force and will give you enhanced knowledge of professional policing and criminal justice.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 21st September 2020
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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BSc (Hons) Professional Policing

This degree in Professional Policing is approved by the College of Policing and explores topics such as digital policing, forensic science and counter terrorism.

Length: 3 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 20th September 2021
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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BA (Hons) Policing and Criminal Justice Studies

This Policing and Criminal Justice Studies degree is ideal if you would like to develop a deeper understanding of the police and criminal justice system and are looking to pursue a career in this field.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 20th September 2021
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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What can I do with a Policing, Law and Protective Services qualification?

Daily tasks:

  • Plans, directs and administers aid to civilian authorities as requested or when faced with civil disorder, natural disaster or other emergency.
  • Supervises the operation of military units and monitors the activities of junior officers, NCOs and other ranks.
  • Plans, directs and co-ordinates military training and manoeuvres.
  • Advises and provides information on military aspects of defence policy.

Median Salary

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Daily tasks:

  • Directs and co-ordinates the operation of record keeping systems and the preparation of reports.
  • Establishes contacts and sources of information concerning crimes planned or committed.
  • Directs and monitors the work of subordinate officers.
  • Plans, directs and co-ordinates general policing for an area or functional unit.
  • Liaises with senior officers to determine staff, financial and other short- and long-term needs.

Median Salary

£53,068 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Revenue and customs, excise and immigration officers advise on the interpretation of regulations concerning taxes, duties and immigration requirements and enforce these regulations through monitoring of premises, examining goods entering the country to ensure correct duty is paid and establishing that passengers have the necessary authorisation for crossing national borders.
  • Prison officers interview prisoners on arrival and discharge/departure, receive reports on disciplinary problems and decide on appropriate action, make periodic checks on internal and external security, and provide care and support to prisoners in custody.
  • Ambulance officers plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities of ambulance personnel and control room assistants, for the provision of ambulance services for emergency and non-emergency cases.
  • Fire officers plan, direct and co-ordinate an operational plan for one or more fire stations, attend fires and other emergencies to minimise danger to property and people, arrange for the salvaging of goods, immediate temporary repairs and security measures for fire damaged premises as necessary.
  • Advises on the recruitment, training and monitoring of staff.
  • Prepares reports for insurance companies, the Home Office, Scottish Home and Health Department, and other bodies as necessary.
  • Liaises with other senior officials and/or government departments to determine staffing, financial and other short- and long-term needs.

Median Salary

£42,207 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Briefs other medical staff when handing over the patient, and completes patient report forms describing the patient.
  • Transports and accompanies patients who either require or potentially require skilled treatment whilst travelling.
  • Resuscitates and/or stabilises patient using relevant techniques, equipment and drugs.
  • Assesses the nature of injuries, provides first aid treatment and ascertains appropriate method of conveying patient.
  • Drives ambulance or accompanies driver to respond to calls for assistance at accidents, emergencies and other incidents.

Median Salary

£40,516 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Gives evidence in court cases.
  • Works on station reception desk and or in communications room.
  • Prepares briefs or reports for senior officers.
  • Attends accidents.
  • Interviews suspects, takes statements from witnesses and stops, searches and/or arrests suspects.
  • Investigates complaints, crimes, accidents, any suspicious activities or other incidents.
  • Directs and controls traffic or crowds at demonstrations and large public events.
  • Receives instructions from senior officers and patrols an assigned area on foot, horseback, motorcycle, motor car or boat to check security and enforce regulations.

Median Salary

£41,877 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Supervises a watch.
  • Advises on fire safety measures in new buildings.
  • Attends and deals with bomb alerts and accidents involving spillage of hazardous substances.
  • Removes goods from fire damaged premises, clears excess water, makes safe any structural hazards and takes any other necessary steps to reduce damage to property.
  • Rescues people or animals trapped by fire and administers first aid.
  • Operates hose pipes, ladders, chemical, foam, gas or powder fire extinguishing appliances.
  • Travels to fire or other emergency by vehicle and locates water mains if necessary.
  • Arranges fire drills and tests alarm systems and equipment.
  • Inspects premises to identify potential fire hazards and to check that fire fighting equipment is available and in working order and that statutory fire safety regulations are met.

Median Salary

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Daily tasks:

  • Reports on prisoners.
  • Trains and supervises prison staff.
  • Provides care and support to prisoners in custody including prevention of self harm.
  • Runs prisoner rehabilitation and support programmes.
  • Escorts prisoners transferred from one institution to another.
  • Investigates disturbances or any other unusual occurrences.
  • Guards entrances and perimeter walls.
  • Watches for any infringements of regulations and searches prisoners and cells for weapons, drugs and other contraband items.
  • Escorts prisoners to and from cells and supervises them during meals, recreation and visiting periods.

Median Salary

£29,414 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Writes, edits and arranges for the distribution of press releases and other public relations material, addresses target groups through meetings, presentations, the media and other events to enhance the public image of the organisation, and monitors and evaluates its effectiveness.
  • Discusses business strategy, products, services and target client base with management to identify public relations requirements.
  • Advises the public or companies on general tax problems and arranges for the issue, receipt and examination of tax forms, assessment of PAYE codes and the computation of tax arrears and rebates.
  • Undertakes supervisory duties specific to the operation of Revenue and Customs offices, Job Centres, Benefits Agency offices and other local offices of national government.
  • Authorises the payment of social security benefits, assesses the financial circumstances of claimants and investigates any state insurance contribution problems.
  • Organises resources for the acceptance and recording of vacancy details, the selection of suitable applicants and other Job Centre activities.
  • Supervises a variety of administrative functions in government departments such as recruitment and training, the negotiation and arrangement of contracts, building and capital management, monitoring and authorising department expenditure etc..
  • Assists senior government officers with policy work, external liaison or general administrative work.
  • Manages the activities of government office staff, assigns tasks and responsibilities and makes changes in procedures to deal with variations in workload.

Median Salary

£34,621 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Replenishes medical supplies in ambulance as necessary.
  • Cleans and disinfects ambulance after use and carries out routine care of ambulance equipment.
  • Ascertains nature of injuries and provides first aid treatment.
  • Drives ambulance or accompanies driver to transport patients to hospitals or other treatment centres and homes.
  • Helps patients into and out of ambulance.

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£25,197 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Conducts trials according to rules of procedure, announces the verdict and passes sentence and/or awards costs and damages.
  • Hears, reads and evaluates evidence, and instructs or advises the jury on points of law or procedure.
  • Drafts pleadings and questions in preparation for court cases, appears in court to present evidence to the judge and jury, cross examines witnesses and sums up why the court should decide in their client.
  • Advises client on the basis of legal knowledge, research and past precedent as to whether to proceed with legal action.
  • Becomes acquainted with the facts of a case through reading statements, law reports, and consulting with clients or other professionals.

Median Salary

£38,996 View more

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