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Police Constable

Maintaining law and order and working with communities to prevent crime

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


6 (equivalent to bachelor's degree)

Typical length
36 months
Current funding band
Up to £24,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by the individual police force. Typically an apprentice will be 18 or older and have achieved a level 3 (equivalent to A level) qualification and level 2 (equivalent to GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A to C) in English and maths prior to entry

What apprentices will learn
  • responding to and investigating incidents and crimes
  • conducting risk analysis for these situations
  • managing crime scenes and handling evidence
  • supporting victims, witnesses and vulnerable people
  • engaging with the community on crime prevention, including developing partnerships with organisations, groups and individuals
  • successful apprentices will achieve a professional policing practice degree
  • apprentices must have achieved level 2 English and maths before taking their end-point assessment
Professional registration

None specified

How apprentices are assessed

A government-approved organisation must assess apprentices towards the end of their apprenticeship.

This end-point assessment ensures apprentices achieve the skills, training and any qualifications necessary to complete their apprenticeship.

You can download the assessment plan from the Institute for Apprenticeships. There are no end-point assessment organisations for this apprenticeship yet. Please email if you urgently need an end-point assessment organisation.

More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.