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hi, i would like to become a detective but still want to go to uni so i have done lots of research and have found the police now detective programme. This is a two year course that will give me all the skills necessary for a detective however it requires 2 years of previous work experience and a undergraduate degree.
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anyway my question: What work experience would be required and where can i find the relevant experience?
thank you for any help you can provide!
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(Original post by emily.g34)
hi, i would like to become a detective but still want to go to uni so i have done lots of research and have found the police now detective programme. This is a two year course that will give me all the skills necessary for a detective however it requires 2 years of previous work experience and a undergraduate degree.
sorry this is a lot of reading
anyway my question: What work experience would be required and where can i find the relevant experience?
thank you for any help you can provide!
I don’t work in the public sector however, my initial studies were intended to take me down a similar route. It’s safe to presume the specific work experience would have to be fairly relevant. The requirement for entry on the course may be policing, armed personnel, or fire fighting. This itself requires its own set of entry requirements.

I have found entry level careers in the public sector that may factor in a level of investigation work “detective” but they’re graduate level.
Undergraduate level will most likely be used for entry into the jobs that will give you your work experience for detective related courses, without the requirement for graduate level qualifications.
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I don’t work in the public sector however, my initial studies were intended to take me down a similar route. It’s safe to presume the specific work experience would have to be fairly relevant. The requirement for entry on the course may be policing, armed personnel, or fire fighting. This itself requires its own set of entry requirements.

I have found entry level careers in the public sector that may factor in a level of investigation work “detective” but they’re graduate level.
Undergraduate level will most likely be used for entry into the jobs that will give you your work experience for detective related courses, without the requirement for graduate level qualifications.
hi, thank you for the reply. May i ask what you studied? also it does say in the requirements undergraduate degree or above. i am thinking about studying criminology as i have an intrest in it and it seems relevent.

This is a link to the website
https://www.policenow.org.uk/nationa...ive-programme/
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hi, thank you for the reply. May i ask what you studied? also it does say in the requirements undergraduate degree or above. i am thinking about studying criminology as i have an intrest in it and it seems relevent.

This is a link to the website
https://www.policenow.org.uk/nationa...ive-programme/
I studied a combination of law, criminology, sociology, and psychology at college to then go to university and study criminology. This was about 10 years ago when there was a sudden cut in public services, where I then decided to change my career goals.

The undergraduate qualification required seems to point towards a foundation degree or HND (higher national diploma). Both take 2 years full time to complete.

Criminology is very specific, but relevant. You might also want to consider studying a broader degree, like law. If you check the university websites for their law degree modules, you may find universities that offer modules more focused around your career goals.

Studying a broader degree will allow more flexibility in your studies, and more opportunity to change career goals should they change over time.
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I studied a combination of law, criminology, sociology, and psychology at college to then go to university and study criminology. This was about 10 years ago when there was a sudden cut in public services, where I then decided to change my career goals.

The undergraduate qualification required seems to point towards a foundation degree or HND (higher national diploma). Both take 2 years full time to complete.

Criminology is very specific, but relevant. You might also want to consider studying a broader degree, like law. If you check the university websites for their law degree modules, you may find universities that offer modules more focused around your career goals.

Studying a broader degree will allow more flexibility in your studies, and more opportunity to change career goals should they change over time.
thank you so much, i shall do some more research, your advice was very helpful
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