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How to Become a Police Officer


Becoming a Police Officer can be a highly rewarding career choice if you’re interested in serving the community and upholding the law. It is a demanding and challenging job that requires dedication, skill, and a deep sense of commitment.

In this article, we will discuss why you would want to join the Police Force and how we can help you achieve it!

There are many reasons why someone may choose to become a Police Officer. For some, it is a lifelong dream that they have had since childhood. Others may be drawn to the job because of a desire to make a positive impact in their community or to help those in need. Whatever the reason, becoming a Police Officer is a noble profession that requires a high level of integrity, compassion, and bravery. They also work closely with the community, building relationships with residents and businesses to help prevent crime and maintain a safe environment.

There are lots of job opportunities in the UK, with 45 different geographical forces.

You might now be wondering how to become a Police Officer, and how can Weston College help… we offer several courses, which can act as the starting point of your journey, or your next steps.

Our courses are part of our Career Excellence Hubs, which gives you unrivalled access to employers, whether that be for industry insight talks, work experience or trips.

Here are some of the courses we would recommend:

Public Services Courses

We offer several Public Services courses, across different levels, which will build your skills and knowledge, ready for a career in the Police Force.

Each course is slightly different, but they are all taught by people with industry experience and include regular talks from local Police Officers. These courses are a great way to start your journey into the Police Force, click here to see our Public Services courses.

A Levels

A Levels are another route that you can take to join the Police Force, as once completed you can progress onto a degree. Courses such as Criminology, Law and Sociology are recommended, as they will give you a understanding of what the law is and also give you insight into the thoughts and behaviour of society.

Click here to see our A Level offer.


University Centre Weston (UCW) offers a Level 6 in Uniformed and Public Services, which will give you specialised knowledge and skills in areas including organisational leadership, causes of crime and social conflict, partnership working and emergency planning, and prepare to progress to a range of roles within the uniformed and public services.

Click here to find out more about the course.


If you'd like to find out more about a career in the Police, come along to one of our open evenings and chat to the team, they will be more than happy to help!

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