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BSc (Hons) Professional Policing Practice Course Handbook March 2019-2021 Faculty of Life Sciences and Education School of Health, Sport and Professional Practice…
BSc (Hons) Professional Policing Practice Course Handbook March 2019-2021 Faculty of Life Sciences and Education School of Health, Sport and Professional Practice Course Leader: Gareth EvansBSc (Hons) Professional Policing Practice | Course HandbookWELCOME FROM THE CHIEF CONSTABLE OF HEDDLU DYFED POWYS POLICE ‘Welcome to Heddlu Dyfed Powys Police and to an ambitious new partnership with University of South Wales. Your training over the next three years will be focused on providing you with the best possible introduction to the highly demanding but very rewarding role of Police Constable. The programme will be challenging however, it is aimed at preparing you for a profession which requires high levels of emotional intelligence and the ability to analyse and manage rapidly evolving events. In return for your efforts you will be awarded an honours degree in Professional Policing Practice or Diploma in Professional Policing Practice. The communities of Dyfed Powys have long enjoyed enviable standards of policing delivered with pride by a passionate and committed workforce. I am confident that this new undertaking will continue that proud tradition.’Mark Collins Chief Constable Heddlu Dyfed Powys PoliceWELCOME FROM THE HEAD OF SCHOOL ‘As the Head of School for Health, Sport and Professional Practice, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the University of South Wales. We are all committed to ensuring that you have the highest possible student experience during your time with us and I know that your lecturers will provide strong support as you progress through your course. You will have some excellent opportunities to develop during your time with us and I urge you to take these. I sincerely hope that you not only learn and grow whilst you are with us but also enjoy the experience of learning and being in a University which cares very much about its students.’Dr. James Gravelle School of Health, Sport and Professional Practice, Faculty of Life Sciences and Education University of South (Hons) Professional Policing Practice | Course HandbookCONTENTS 1. 2. 3. 4.Introduction and Welcome The Course Context Introduction to the Course Team Course Content and Description 4.1. Course Aims and Learning Outcomes 4.2. Course Map 4.3. Your Learning 4.4. Access to Materials Online - Unilearn 4.5. The Learning Process 4.6. Academic Misconduct 4.7. Study Skills 5. Assessment 5.1. Types of Assessment 5.2. Your Schedule of Assessments 5.3. How to Submit Work 5.4. Feedback on your Work 5.5. How USW Mark 5.6. Referencing 5.7. Extenuating Circumstances 5.8. Reassessment Arrangements 5.9. Practical Assessment in the Workplace 6. Your Progress 6.1. Personal Coaching and Progress Monitoring 6.2. Attendance 6.3. Library Services 6.4. How your Degree Classification is Calculated 6.5. External Examiner 6.6. Student Casework (Student Regulations) 7. Your Feedback 7.1. Student Representatives and Student Mentors 8. Materials and Equipment for the Course 8.1. Printing Services 9. Timetable 10. Our Expectations of You 10.1. Rules and Regulations 10.2. IT and Social Media 10.3. Keeping in Touch 10.4. Changes to Personal Details 10.5. Communication 11. Welsh at University of South Wales / Cymraeg ym Mhrifysgol De Cymru 12. Health, Safety and Wellbeing 13. General Information 13.1. Student Support Services 13.2. Campus Maps 13.3. Students Union 13.4. Course Structure and Module Content (ICIS) Database 13.5. Examinations 13.6. Results 13.7. Graduation 13.8. Thanks 6 7 8 8 9 10 11 12 13 13 14 14 14 15 16 16 18 19 20 20 22 23 24 24 25 25 25 26 27 28 28 30 31 31 31 32 32 33 34 34 35 35 35 35 36 36 36 36 36 3BSc (Hons) Professional Policing Practice | Course Handbook1. INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME Welcome to the University of South Wales (USW) on the BSc(Hons) degree in Professional Policing Practice. This handbook will provide you with the information you need about your course and its organisation. It tells you about how the scheme operates and acts as a useful ‘Go To’ guide for information about the major sources of help available here at the University. It also outlines key assessment regulations and essential information about appeals and disciplinary procedures. Other information in this booklet includes details of some of the key staff connected with your course, and a calendar of important dates The University is working in partnership with Heddlu Dyfed Powys Police (HDPP) and delivery of the training is shared by the organisations. The initial training phase of the programme of study will be based at Police Headquarters, Carmarthen. The remainder of the practice based course will be carried out within the communities of the force area. This degree has been designed to meet the needs of those forging an exciting career within policing. Your employability is important to us, as is your overall student experience and the teaching team here are keen to ensure that you progress, develop and learn in an environment that is professional and challenging and makes full use of a wide range of assessment and learning methods. The academic and practical elements of the course complement each other and assignments and placements have been specifically developed to ensure this is achieved. Enjoy your learning with us and make sure that you take every opportunity with which you are presented. Make sure that you look back on your time with us at USW with fond memories and no regrets. This is your chance to shape your future career and get the knowledge, skills and experience you require to achieve Full Occupational Competence. The efforts you put in now will pay dividends in the future. Policing is changing and it needs well qualified graduates who are equipped to deal with the challenges the future will no doubt bring. We are here to support you in your learning so if you need to locate a particular member of staff then please do contact them, details shown in section 3 of this handbook. You will have access to your own personal copy of your student set timetable but you are strongly advised to monitor notifications sent to you as updating will inevitably occur from time to time. We all wish you every success in your studies!Hannah CoombsHannah Coombs LLB (Hons), PGCE Academic Manager EvansGareth Evans PCET Course Leader EvansClaire Evans PGCE DPP Curriculum Leader (Hons) Professional Policing Practice | Course (Hons) Professional Policing Practice | Course Handbook2. THE COURSE CONTEXT The College of Policing in consultation with UK police forces has introduced a qualifications framework to professionalise the role of police officers at every rank. The result is that from the role of police constable upwards, the police service is becoming a graduate profession. To achieve this, the service now needs the assistance of the Higher Education sector to deliver two of the new programmes, one is for existing degree holders and the other is the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) on which you are enrolled. The qualification for the PCDA is the ‘Degree in Professional Policing Practice’ which is a practice based qualification that provides student police officers with the skills and abilities needed in 21st century policing. Heddlu Dyfed Powys Police and the University of South Wales are working in collaboration to deliver the programme to all new HDDP police officer recruits and are fully committed to support students in meeting these needs both academically and occupationally. From your first day you will be both a serving Police Officer and an USW student. HDDP and USW will work closely at every stage of the programme and will share any necessary information that affects your development during your probationary period. Examples of information may include student engagement, assessments gradings, attendance and conduct (not an exhaustive list). The PCDA is a three year programme and when you achieve all academic and practice based competencies you will be Fully Occupationally Competent (FOC) and will have completed your probationary period with the employer. Your training will be delivered on Heddlu Dyfed Powys Police premises and the initial six month training phase will be delivered at;Heddlu Dyfed-Powys Police Police Headquarters, Llangunnor, Carmarthen SA31 2PF USW is situated in various locations across South Wales, including the town of Pontypridd and the cities of Cardiff and Newport. Your course is run by the Faculty of Life Sciences and Education and as an University student, you have the opportunity to use facilities at all campuses. Details of the facilities available at each of the campuses can be found on the Campus Facilities UniLife1 page, or by following this link: In the event you need to locate a specific room at an University campus you can search for a room number using this link: FindARoom at the University of South Wales:NB. Hyperlinks to key information are included throughout this document. To open the hyperlinks (usually shown in underlined coloured text) simply hold the Ctrl Key down and click the link with the right mouse button. Disclaimer: The information contained within this handbook is accurate at the time of publication, however it is subject to change. 16 (Hons) Professional Policing Practice | Course Handbook3. INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE TEAM Details of the lecturers/trainers delivering your BSc (Hons) Professional Policing Practice are listed below. University staff are based at the Glyntaff Campus, Pontypridd and some specialists are brought in to teach when required. Police trainers who deliver on the initial 6 month training phase are based at Police Headquarters, Carmarthen. This handbook also identifies a number of student/employee support services that may assist you, both on an academic and a personal level. Some offer generic support whilst others offer specific specialist advice. You are welcome to contact them directly, however, you may prefer to contact a member of the training team that may be better placed to advise you as the first point of contact.NameTitleModuleTelephoneE-MailMiss Hannah CoombsAcademic ManagerAll Modules01443 654226 Gareth EvansCourse Leader & LecturerAll Modules01443 654226 831 Claire EvansPolice TrainerInitial Training Phase0845 33 2000 ex 23524Claire.evans@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.ukPC 272 Catherine KingPolice TrainerInitial Training Phase0845 33 2000 ex 23529katy.king@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.ukPC 233 Owen GriffithsPolice TrainerInitial Training Phase0845 33 2000 ex 27503Owen.griffiths@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.ukPC 369 Paul WilliamsPolice TrainerInitial Training Phase0845 33 2000 ex 27503Paul.williams369@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.ukAdvice Centres/Zones Each campus has an Advice Centre/Zone. Advice Centre/Zone staff offer a friendly, impartial and nonjudgemental service, where you can talk openly in a confidential environment. They can work with you to find a resolution including guiding you towards any specialist support you may need. If you are experiencing difficulties or Extenuating Circumstances. Each campus has an Advice Centre/Zone. Advice Centre/Zone staff offer a friendly, impartial and non-judgemental service, where you can talk openly in a confidential environment. They can work with you to find a resolution including guiding you towards any specialist support you may need. If you are experiencing difficulties or HDDP also offer a number of support services some of which are referred to in the handbook and full details are available from the Human Resources Department. You may be aware that you will need additional support and require reasonable adjustments in place for you. We encourage you to make us aware of this at the earliest opportunity so that we can put things in place at an early (Hons) Professional Policing Practice | Course Handbook4. Course Content and Description The course aims and learning outcomes are focused upon developing students acquiring the knowledge and practical skills needed to become an efficient and effective police officer. The educational aims and learning outcomes reflect the standards stated by the College of Policing and the Police Forces of England and Wales.4.1 Course Aims and Outcomes Understand the legal and professional responsibilities of policing as a profession, and modern policing strategies. Employ an ethical approach to policing, maintaining the highest professional standards in providing service to the public. Proactively embed equality, diversity and human rights considerations as a core function of professional practice. Acquire and apply appropriate research skills in order to put evidence based policing initiatives into practice. Understand, employ and evaluate evidence based initiatives in the context of preventative policing and problem solving. Enable decision making founded upon critical thinking, in complex professional situations and contexts, demonstrating appropriate knowledge and application of powers, legislation and Authorised Professional Practice. Enable the exercise of autonomy and professional discretion, as appropriate to the role of police constable. Acquire use and enhance professional communication and engagement skills, including effective use of social media in policing. Acquire and demonstrate leadership, team working and partnership working skills in a policing context. Develop and maintain professional resilience in dealing with challenging situations. Actively engage in continual self-reflection, evolving strategies to improve own professional practice. Your learning journey will consist of academic modules (see Course Map opposite) that has practical elements integrated into them. You will be required to evidence practical competency by completing an Occupational Competency Portfolio (OCP) of the skills you have demonstrated in the workplace. You will need to achieve Independent Patrol Status (IPS) by the end of your first year and complete the portfolio by the end of year 2. To successfully complete your 3 year probationary period and attain the qualification you will need to have evidenced all practice based competencies, passed all academic modules and (where not already achieved) attained the equivalent of Essential Skills Wales Level 2 in Communications and Application of Number as prescribed in the College of Policing requirements for this (Hons) Professional Policing Practice | Course Handbook4.2 Course Map BSc (Hons) Professional Policing Practice YEAR ONE Module Titles All Modules are 20 CreditsModule CodesRole of the Police IPC1S029Responding to Incidents IPC1S030Continuous Improvement IPC1S031Working with Communities IPC1S032Prevention and Protection IPC1S033Evidence and Investigation IPC1S034YEAR TWO Module Titles All Modules are 20 CreditsModule CodesRole of the Police IIPC2S037Responding to Incidents IIPC2S038Continuous Improvement IIPC2S039Working with Communities IIPC2S040Prevention and Protection IIPC2S041Evidence and Investigation IIPC2S042YEAR THREE Module Titles All Modules are 20 CreditsModule CodesSelf-Reflection and Continuous ImprovementPC3S034Modern Policing and InvestigationsPC3S035Intelligence Led PolicingPC3S036Management in PolicingPC3S037Evidence Based Project (40 Credits) (Hons) Professional Policing Practice | Course HandbookPCDA Student Journey Year 1Months 1-6 | Initial Training Phase Knowledge, Understanding and Practical elements of Year 1 curriculum. Police specific training e.g. IT, Officer Safety, Driving CourseEmployer led delivery to ensure programme meets organisational needs. All academic assessments to be managed by the HEI ensuring learning outcomes are met and learning meets academic standards.OPERATIONALLY DEPLOYED Months 7-9 | Tutoring PhaseMonths 10-12 | IPS Phase1:1 Tutoring Period gathering evidence towards achieving Independent Patrol Status in Occupational Competency PortfolioMentoring Period on shift. Gather evidence towards Full Occupational Competence in Occupational Competency PortfolioStudent development will be supported by a qualified tutor constable in the workplace within tutor pods until the student has evidenced the competence to patrol independently. HEI will continue to assess the academic capability through a series of assignments based on the students’ operational experience.GATEWAY 1 – INDEPENDENT PATROL & 120 CREDITS LEvEL 4Year 2Months 13-24 | Continuous DevelopmentProfessional Deployments • Response Policing • Neighbourhood Policing • Policing the Roads • Information and Intelligence • Conducting Investigations Students should complete the OCP by the end of Year 2. HEI will continue to assess the academic capability through a series of assignments based on the students’ operational experience.GATEWAY 2 – COMPLETION OF THE OCCUPATIONAL COMPETENCY PORTFOLIO & 120 CREDITS LEvEL 5Year 3Months 25 - 36 | Continuous DevelopmentAdvanced Professional Development • Response Policing • Neighbourhood Policing • Policing the Roads • Information and Intelligence • Conducting Investigations Students will be required to submit an evidence-based project. Students will achieve FOC by evidencing both academic achievement and demonstrating operational competence in the workplace.GATEWAY 3 – FULL OCCUPATIONAL COMPETENCE & 120 CREDITS LEvEL 6 (LEvEL 2 ESSENTIAL SkILLS IF NEEDED)Code of Ethics and HEI Student rules must be maintained throughout throughout (Hons) Professional Policing Practice | Course Handbook4.3 Your Learning In addition to this Handbook you will receive information packs from both the Police HR department and the University Student Services team. At the start of the course, you will receive a number of sessions from both organisations that will cover a number of questions you may have, from, accessing an email account to how many annual leave days you are entitled. These sessions will also provide you with an opportunity to ask any further questions you may have. The induction phase has been developed by both HDDP and USW to ensure that you receive the important information you need as a serving police officer and as an university student. During this week you will also receive inputs from specialist departments, such the professional standards department, occupational health and the police federation. During induction you will be given a detailed timetable of the initial training phase and route map of the entire three year programme. Within this course, learning will be a mix of both lecturer-led and student-led inputs, depending on the topic. A wide variety of teaching methodologies are used in the presentation of lecture material in order to encourage and foster your learning capabilities, to enable you to achieve the aims of the course. Formal lectures are used to impart a pool of knowledge particularly in the early stages and also to define the basic areas of study. The learning processes are then continued, developed and consolidated through other methods, such as tutorials, project work, case studies, simulated scenarios and work based learning to promote maximum participation by all students. Much of your learning will be distance on-line learning maximising technological opportunities. You are ‘reading’ for a Level 6 qualification and to that end, we expect you to add to the basic framework we provide, through wider and more detailed study. We are encouraging you to be a selfsufficient, lifelong learner that takes personal responsibility for your own continuous professional dev
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