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Does anyone know of any good A levels that would be usefull for joining the police. I know that there are no qualifications required to join but which ones would benefit me and could be usefull?
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History, Law, R.E, English, Sociology, Psychology

Have you thought about Public Services Courses
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law, and other social studies maby?
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do a BTEC National diplomma in public services its worth 3 a levels
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hmmmm
i'd say

PE/Sports Science, RE/Philosophy, Sociology/Psychology and maybe History or something

I don't reckon it matters too much , i'd just do the subjects you like
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PE and Law
history is also a good one
I would say english maybe or maybe a foriegn langauge
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government and politics?
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yah thats a good one
PE to show you have stamina
Law headstart really
politics again you need to know it
i say foriegn language so you can communicate with people that don't know english
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You coild do public services btec but i know loads of people that say its a waste of time etc

Ive got a few friends going in the police, most have done:

Sociology, Language, Religous studies and sport science

why i hear you cry:

Sociology promotes knowledge of society, how it works
Language is good for communication, plus give you a head up etc with extra skills

Religous studies promotes knowledge of religons, ethics and how they live/worship- cultural awareness

and sport science too build up fitness!
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(Original post by anna_spanner89)
You coild do public services btec but i know loads of people that say its a waste of time etc

Ive got a few friends going in the police, most have done:

Sociology, Language, Religous studies and sport science

why i hear you cry:

Sociology promotes knowledge of society, how it works
Language is good for communication, plus give you a head up etc with extra skills

Religous studies promotes knowledge of religons, ethics and how they live/worship- cultural awareness

and sport science too build up fitness!
Anna thats a great range of subjects perfect
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[QUOTE=anna_spanner89]You coild do public services btec but i know loads of people that say its a waste of time etc

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Hmmm I'm doing a National Diploma Uniformed Public Services and IT IS NOT A WASTE OF TIME...Well the qualification is getting me in to university to do History and American Studies

If you want to go in to the Police a BTEC National Diploma In Uniform Public Services is in my opinion the best thing you could do because it gives you an insight in to what being a Police Officer is really like. For example you will do units such as Law, Uniform Public Service Fitness, Obedience and Conformity. An get to right many of your essays and reports just solely on the Police for example how British Police have combatted terrorism. Which A levels would never give you a chance to do.
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A language is good I'd expect, they always seem to need someone who talks another language on The Bill.

My college offers some qualification in Public Services which is designed for people going into the Police or the Armed Forces so if you are certain you want to go into the police maybe you could look at that. The kind of people that did it at my college stay seperate from everyone else though, they don't really fit in I suppose.
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Are A-Levels even required by the police force? For being an officer?
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I don't think it matters too much. Obviously law would help. But anything like maths would show you're a logical person and a good thinker, but English would show your reasoning etc. So pick the subjects you'lll get the best grades in as the police force don't really require specific A levels at all unlike some other careers.
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A levels are not required to become a Police Office, in fact GCSE's are not even required...
But it is very unlikely that you are going to get in without some kind of further education seen as there is so much competition for the role
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I think A-levels which allow transferable skills would be a good choice so English, Maths, Computing/ICT, Languages, ect.
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Law could be good, i did at A level and it's fairly enjoyable if your interested and i could see how some of what you learn could be useful. Find out what modules your centre offers, things like criminal law are going to be more useful that tort or contract for police i would guess.

Good luck!
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Have a look at
http://www.policecouldyou.co.uk/

You don't need A levels. It's not what you know, it's much more about your character, fitness and personality. I know 2 people who have been accepted by the Metropolitan police with just OK GCSEs.

Do a balanced set of A levels in subjects that you are good at and will enjoy so that you have options when you've finished. If you are serious about the police put some thought into what you do outside the A levels e.g. team sports, Duke of Edinburgh, voluntary work etc
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I wouldn't say sociology, do psychology as it promotes good knowledge of individual people and will tell you things about violence, like individuation.
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