HNC Police Studies is a nationally recognised qualification which provides students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes which will support them in making an application for the role of Police Officer to the Police Force of their choice. The course has been developed through ongoing partnership with Police Scotland and this award will aim to prepare students for entry into employment in the Police Force or other Public Sector Organisations
This course will introduce you to areas such as the Scottish Legal System, Sociology, Communication and Exercise Principles and Programming. The knowledge and skills developed on this course can be applied in a number of different environments including; the Armed Forces, Fire Service, Prison Service, Private Custodial Services, Private Security Firms, Social Services, Leisure, Youth or Community Work, and Voluntary Work.
The course is delivered on campus using a variety of classroom activities and in partnership with external organisations to allow the candidates to experience the real life aspects of this course.
• Team working 
• Communication 
• Understanding the Scottish criminal justice system 
• Working within a diverse community 
• Understanding and promoting health and fitness 
• Numeracy, information handling, and problem solving 
  • One Year Full time
  • 2 – 3 days per week, either face to face or online support
  • 0900-1700
• Scottish legal system
• Sociology for social care practice
• Personal development planning
• Exercise principles and programming
• IT in business
• Social science: research and methodology
• Police Studies: Graded Unit
• Creating a culture of customer care
• Criminology
One of the following:
• One Higher at Grade C or above in a relevant subject plus four National units at SCQF Level 5
• Advanced Certificate: Business Enterprise with a minimum of 12 SQA units
• Any SVQ at SCQF Level 5 in a relevant area
Successful completion of all units within HNC, including Graded Unit, (in addition to entry requirements) can lead to university entry for the following areas:
• Policing
• Social science
• Criminology
• Police Services
• Other Emergency Services
  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process
  • This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise