Level 3 Diploma in Policing

About this Qualification

This handbook relates to the following qualification:

SFJ Awards Level 3 Diploma in Policing

Qualification Number:  600/5980/1

The forerunner to this qualification was the Level 3 NVQ in Initial Policing and the Level 4 NVQ in Initial Policing. Following feedback from police forces, the Sector Skills Council for the Justice sector carried out consultation with police forces and awarding organisations to review the NVQs and in 2010 the Level 3 Diploma replaced the NVQs.

This qualification is provided for police officers, to confirm their competence following initial training.

Pre-entry Requirements

There are no pre-entry requirements for this qualification. Learners may have completed a Level 3 Certificate in Policing where credit transfer for some qualification units will be allowed. Where Learners have previously achieved the Level 3 Certificate in Knowledge of Policing, they will be able to gain Recognition of Prior Learning.

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Replacement of Qualification

This qualification is being replaced and therefore no further learners can be registered after 31 October 2016. All certifications of learners already registered on the qualification must be complete by 31 October 2018.

The qualification is being replaced by the:

SFJ Awards Level 3 Diploma in Policing

Qualification Number:  601/7457/2

Details of the replacement qualification are now available on the website.

If you are interested in doing this qualification please contact the team on 0114 284 1970 or info@sfjawards.com and we will advise you where this qualification is available.