9 Sep 2024

Study mode

Full Time


Framwellgate Moor Campus


1 Year


Level 3

Awarding body


Course code


Fee Information

Standard Fees of £3022.00

Advanced Learner Loan Fees of £3022.00

Please note, these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college, please see Fees and funding for more information.

Age 16-18

FREE (If meet residency criteria and not enrolled at another educational institution).

If you are aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, not enrolled at another educational institution and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years, your course will be FREE. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips.

Age 19+

If you are aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course, not enrolled at another educational institution and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years, your course could be free dependant on the level of the course and your eligibility criteria. The rules regarding fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to contact our Advice, Support and Careers Team on 0191 375 4400, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or connect on live chat (bottom right of your screen).

Student Finance

If you are aged 19 or over and not eligible to get your course free, you could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from the Student Loans Company to help towards the cost of some, or all, of your fees. If the amount of Advanced Learner Loan available to you is less than the Advanced Learner Loan Fee for your course, you would need to pay the difference. See our Funding Your Study page for more information or visit the Student Loans Company website to find out more.

Course details may be subject to change.

Entry Criteria

GCSE English and maths at 4+/C+. Functional Skills at Level 2 will also be accepted.

If you don't already hold English AND maths at this level, you can complete them alongside the Access diploma.

What are the next steps?

You will be invited to meet the tutor. Please bring evidence of your relevant qualifications, including GCSE maths and English.

Study Aims

Prepare to study a degree in areas such as Policing, Public and Community Services and higher level apprenticeships in similar areas too.

Modules Studied

You will study modules including some of the following:

  • Forensic Science
  • Criminology
  • Crime Statistics
  • The Powers of the Police
  • Understanding Mental Health
  • Research and Referencing
  • Presentation Skills

Times of Delivery

This course will be delivered over 2 to 3 days a week with 10 hours of face-to-face study.

Any times indicated are based on current courses and may be subject to change in future years. Full timetables will be confirmed at the start of each course.

Teaching and Assessment

You will be assessed using a wide range of methods to prepare you for progressing to study a related subject at NCD's University Centre or university.

Assessments will include in-class exams, presentations, portfolios and written assignments.