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Police Officer Recruitment - Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship


Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship

We are currently recruiting for the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) to begin in September 2019. The PCDA is a new and exciting opportunity for driven and talented individuals to become paid police officers whilst gaining a BA Policing degree. The cost of the degree is funded by the force so there are no fees to pay and there is a starting salary of £18,000 for anyone completing the PCDA. 

We welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds and encourage anyone who has considered a career in policing to submit an application. We are particularly keen to increase the number of women officers, black and minority ethnic officers and candidates from the LGBT community, so that we can truly reflect the communities that we serve in Derbyshire. 

The recruitment windows opens on November 1. Save the date or check back to be able to apply.

National changes to officer training

Derbyshire Constabulary is one of the early adopters of the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship. This opportunity comes as part of the national changes to police recruitment introduced by the College of Policing. By 2020, all police forces will cease the training of Police Officers via the Initial Police Learning and Development Programme (IPLDP). The entry requirements for policing will also change so that all officers are required to have a degree level qualification. There will be three entry routes including:

  • The degree holder programme - for those who already have a degree
  • The Pre-Join programme - where students go to university, become Special Constables during their studies, then join as an officer on graduation
  • The Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship - for those who do not yet have a degree

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