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Develop Your Career

Looking to develop your career

The London Policing College approach to learning is based on active and social learning principles. We have been operating since 2011 building on a  wealth of experience. Learning is most effective when centred on what you do and enjoy in your working environment. Our courses are based on these principles, we encourage collaboration and investment in professional working relationships based on mutual respect and trust.

LPC offers a suite of opportunities including.

  • Short courses – LPC have over 75 courses on policing, enabling development of basic skills right through to the most complex capabilities.
  • Bespoke and specialist opportunities. These include part time, distance learning and full-time courses available throughout the year.
  • Networking – As part of the Alumni of the LPC you will be connected to the network of previous students.
  • Conferencing attendance and workshops – LPC design and deliver conferences that would be relevant and beneficial for continuous professional development and those interested in a career in policing or related area’s
  • Active learning sets and a support/advice mechanism – The core of all London Policing Programmes is action learning. The LPC team create the environment for you to flourish and make best use of your colleagues and insights from your peers.
  • Through the University of West London (UWL) the London Policing College (LPC) delivers programmes leading to degree and post graduate qualifications. These are flexible, accessible, career orientated and of real value in the policing industry.

As a police officer, or professional working in a related area such as community safety our programmes will help you develop the skills, knowledge, and capabilities to increase your effectiveness.

We work closely with colleagues from the police, the National Crime Agency, and non-governmental organisations to ensure that our programmes remain appropriate and relevant. Our robust quality assurance process involves feedback, updates associated with legislative and process changes and the integration of the latest evidence on what is effective.

Through our unique partnerships we can access latest developments in specialisms such as:

  • Civil Protection and Emergency Management – LPC has links to the Emergency Planning College and the College of Policing actively supporting development of national policy in these areas.
  • Missing people – working with Lowland Search and Rescue (London) research and development projects.
  • Domestic abuse – supporting a major domestic abuse programme with the University of West London and we are excited to work alongside the SHARAN Project addressing Domestic Violence in the South East Asian community
  • Youth development – LPC supports UWL research into gang associations and gang violence, we are proud to support the Volunteer Police Cadets
  • LPC is connected to a range of research projects led by the Scottish Independent Police research group
  • Developments into Police Education – LPC leads a major international research project into police education and supports the College of Policing in its implementation of the Police Education Qualification Framework (PEQF)

These exciting collaborations provide opportunities to study and learn from individuals considered world class experts. We have developed programmes to provide opportunities to work as a volunteer with our partner agencies. You can engage with current professionals, participate in cutting edge research to improve and develop policing, and ensure your learning is focussed on what is needed now and is future proofed.

Personalised development and learning

Next steps, how to achieve a goal or a dream job, or feel you have more to offer?

Consider coaching and/or mentoring.

Work with one of our qualified and experienced coaches, to empower and identify your strengths, develop in identified areas, become more effective and successful.

Considering promotion daunted by the process?

Access support and development opportunities to maximise success at assessment processes.

Programmes from Sergeant rank through to Senior Officers preparing for the Senior Police National Assessment Centre.

Create an effective social learning group using supported social media tools to prepare for success

Formal qualifications

As you enhance your knowledge base by learning new skills, the additional benefit of accessing higher education will provide you with a solid base of skills underpinned by academia. The impact will be evident throughout your career, whether its promotion or lateral development.  It will focus your understanding of complex issues when dealing with operational issues or during promotion and selection processes. Increasing understanding that effective policing is more than being a good operational police officer, will enable society to function effectively for people to live in safety and security. The suite of courses available provide an extensive insight into the issues of crime and society from a pragmatic solution focus and will be useful to many careers.

BSc (Hons) Professional Policing Foundation Degree
  • Four-year programme designed for individuals without qualifications or experience.
  • Direct entry to the degree programme.
  • The activities will build and improve study skills supporting you in the transition to higher education.
BSc (Hons) Professional Policing
  • Full time/ Part time, three-year degree programme course
  • Placements and engagement with service delivery to build CV’s, skills and knowledge of police roles in society.
  • Progression into specialism and promotion.
  • Licensed by the College of Policing this degree will cover the academic learning required to be a police officer, providing you the opportunity to build a detailed understanding of the role and the skills needed to succeed in your career
MSc Policing

MSc Policing (Leadership and Management)

MSc Policing (Serious Crime Investigation)

MSc Policing (International Studies)

MSc Policing (Criminal and Forensic Psychology)

MSc Policing (Leadership and Management) Senior Leaders Apprenticeship

  • 5 Master’s programmes to enable you to take your learning further.
  • Second degree for a career in police research and education and to develop skills and evidence to progress into specialisms and promotion.
  • Specialist variations specifically relevant to those already on career pathways
  • Apprenticeships providing organisations access to levy funding
  • The course is designed with the National Policing Curriculum to increase relevancy
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