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Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship - February 2020


Starting Salary: £24,000

Location: Force Wide

Hours: 40 hours per week full-time, operating a shift pattern

Open for the first 300 applications, or 23rd February 2020, whichever comes first.

You are not permitted to apply for this post if you have failed any part of the Police Constable recruitment process (with any force) within the last 6 months.

Please read our website and all attachments before deciding to apply.

Do you think you have what it takes to become a Police Constable?

Our officers are at the very heart of protecting communities across Cleveland by keeping people safe from harm, preventing and detecting crime and providing reassurance to victims and witnesses.

Cleveland Police is a 24/7 emergency service, and as such the role of Police Constable is fast paced, but rewarding. The role requires dedication and commitment and competition for places is fierce.

Our officers cover a wide variety of policing functions, whether it is out on patrol in our neighbourhoods, tackling crime on the roads, or investigating serious and organised crime. There is a raft of opportunities for promotion and work in specialist departments on successful completion of the probationary period.

Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship

The Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) route into policing enables you to receive practical on-the-job learning alongside academic theory and knowledge while earning a wage. You will be a police officer from your first day on the job.  

You will be awarded a degree in professional policing practice on successful completion of your apprenticeship.

The PCDA typically takes three years to complete. Assessment of academic and operational competence takes place throughout the programme.

This is a professional degree very much founded on effective professional performance with academic achievement. The programme covers a breadth, depth and range of professional education for the police constable not present in any previous constable training programme.

The PCDA covers areas that are critical to effective policing in the 21st century, such as evidence-based policing, supporting vulnerable people, dealing with cybercrime and crime prevention

If you think you have what it takes to become a police officer and make a difference to communities across Cleveland, please apply today via the online application form.

Eligibility for the PCDA.docx
Level 2 qualifications
Level 3 qualifications