Do you want to make Scotland a safer place? If so, studying for a policing apprenticeship gives you the chance to be part of a sector that is focused on protecting people.
The apprenticeship is ideal for anyone who wants to make a positive difference in Scottish society. Discover how to investigate a crime scene and handle evidence. Improve your knowledge of crime-fighting techniques such as surveillance, access control and e-reporting. Develop strong relationships with local communities and help to keep the peace.
Whether you’re interested in crime prevention or rehabilitation, there’s a role for you in Scotland’s policing industry. Become a police constable and investigate different cases. Work as a road policing officer and monitor busy thoroughfares. Become a dog handler and work with police canines to detect illegal substances.
You will gain a qualification at SCQF level 7 in policing. The qualification includes:
During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:
You will develop the following core skills:
These transferrable skills are useful for working in other jobs such as investigation analysis and surveillance.
This Modern Apprenticeship gives you a variety of career options within the Police to consider. Carry on your studies with a civil service-related degree or find a full-time job in the policing industry.
Further education: Continue to improve your legal knowledge by studying for a bachelor’s degree in policing. Your experience will support your university application.
Straight to work: Use your qualifications and find a policing job. After completing the apprenticeship, you could move onto jobs like:
Due to the nature of the role, you will need to be 18 to apply for a policing apprenticeship. There is a rigorous recruitment process that involves a high level of physical and mental fitness. To be eligible for the apprenticeship you must:
The application process involves a Standard Entrance Test (SET), interview, assessment day and fitness assessment.
This Modern Apprenticeship will take two years to complete.