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Hiya -

I’m currently doing my final year of GCSE’s and I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to do post-16.
I have always wanted to become a police officer, but with the current cuts to numbers in the forces, is it worth me applying as soon as I hit 18, or should I go to uni and get a degree, then move on to policing.

Also, what A-Levels do police forces prefer, and what degrees are respected?

Many thanks for any of your answers.
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(Original post by PFK11)
Hiya -

I’m currently doing my final year of GCSE’s and I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to do post-16.
I have always wanted to become a police officer, but with the current cuts to numbers in the forces, is it worth me applying as soon as I hit 18, or should I go to uni and get a degree, then move on to policing.

Also, what A-Levels do police forces prefer, and what degrees are respected?

Many thanks for any of your answers.
There are a number of different routes into the police force. I've just had a look at the Met police as they're the biggest I believe. I would go with meeting the entry requirements and a strong application. 'Respect' is not going to get you anywhere as this is not really an academic job.
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You *dont need a degree to apply but having one does help you get up the ladder faster. But, if you applied at 18 and worked hard/playing their game (ie doing what they ask of you and beyond) you'd work your way up just as fast in terms of career progression.
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From 2020 a degree qualification will be required to enter the police force because of the changing nature of policing. My oldest grandson currently has a degree and is in the Met. He didn’t need a degree when he joined but is glad now that he did it.
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From 2020 a degree qualification will be required to enter the police force because of the changing nature of policing. My oldest grandson currently has a degree and is in the Met. He didn’t need a degree when he joined but is glad now that he did it.
I believe the Met is 2020 but other forces are introducing this scheme as early as March 2018 from what I've read
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I believe the Met is 2020 but other forces are introducing this scheme as early as March 2018 from what I've read
Yes it is now operational (from September).

(Original post by Claire461)
From 2020 a degree qualification will be required to enter the police force because of the changing nature of policing. My oldest grandson currently has a degree and is in the Met. He didn’t need a degree when he joined but is glad now that he did it.
Existing police officers will not need to partake a degree (unless they want to) as their experience will validate them to the level needed.
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