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PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMAS

Diploma in Intelligence Gathering, Analysis and Management
Diploma in Police Studies
Diploma in Security Studies
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At Policing Centre of Excellence, we fully understand the importance and significance of holistic and interactive security. Our accredited Diploma courses prepares students for opportunities to securing security positions and ensuring progression in police and other law enforcement organisations, financial institutions, government agencies, private security establishments, local government, law firms, media houses, hospitality industries, school security, aviation security, port security, cyber security, prison security, infrastructure security, and many more.

Our six months distance learning diploma courses are divided into three modules comprising six specialist’s course units and three elective courses. In order to satisfactorily complete a module, students must enroll in two specialist courses and one general course. To qualify for a Diploma, a student must have successfully completed nine courses. The three modules, comprising three courses each, can be taken at anytime during a given year in no particular order. A module must be completed within two months of registration.

Ideally, a diploma course should be completed in six months, but owing to personal circumstances beyond some of our student's control, a diploma course could be stretched up to a maximum of fifteen months. For example, once a module has been successfully completed, a student can take a couple of months off before proceeding to register for the next module. Assessment is by coursework that is marked and returned as the course progresses. Successful completion of all three modules is needed to qualify for a Diploma.

Whilst you are working towards your qualification you will have contact with experienced lecturers (members of staff at the PCoE and in some cases associate lecturers in the student’s country will be available at any given time to offer professional assistance). Our course administrators are also available to deal with any administrative related issues.

FEES

The standard fee for each of our Diploma course is £750. One third of the fee (£250) must be paid at least two weeks before the commencement of each Module. Where possible and agreed by PCoE, equivalent local currency may be accepted.

Diploma in Intelligence Gathering, Analysis and Management

The Diploma in Intelligence Gathering, Analysis and Management is one of the fastest growing area of specialism that uses "open intelligence" information to provide forecasts of risks and opportunities to guide law enforcement agencies and private establishments in crime prevention management and decision making.

The successful students will be adept in understanding the rudimentary and advance techniques of intelligence acquisition through interviewing, observation, use of available data and news sources to analyze crime patterns, security threats, possible terrorist targets, and other anti social behaviours.

Courses

The following specialist and elective courses are designed to meet your diploma requirement. You are required to discuss your developmental needs with the PCoE Education Advisor who will assist you in identifying and agreeing the most relevant subjects to support your professional need. To obtain a Diploma in Intelligence Gathering, Analysis and Management, you must successfully complete six specialist courses and three electives.

Specialist Courses Elective Courses
  • Intelligence Acquisition
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Intelligence Management
  • Spatial Analysis and Mapping
  • Terrorism and Counter Terrorism
  • Profiling
  • Security and Threat Assessment
  • Interviewing Techniques
  • Environmental Scanning
  • History of Policing
  • Political Violence
  • Law Enforcement Report Writing
  • Evidence Management
  • Crowd Psychology
  • Personal Protection
  • Networking
  • Chairing a meeting
  • Introduction to Forensic Science
  • Internet and New Media

Diploma in Police Studies

One of the most popular professions in the world is policing. With this popularity and nature of the job, comes controversies. As you read this, millions of words are being used to describe some of the policing activities currently taking place across the globe. Often the police are the focal point of conversations at homes, offices, parties or other gatherings with two or three people, yet, it would appear that so little is known about how the police operates, the reason for their actions or sometimes the love and hate relationship with the wider society.

Interestingly, some police officers or individuals considering a policing career struggles to understand the entity known as the police. In order to expand and contribute to the limited existing knowledge about policing and to assist the practitioners and the public to gain a better perspective about policing, the following courses are designed to meet the demand and more so, to provide the officers with courses designed to challenge and provide them with sound education to deal with prevailing policing situations worldwide.

Courses

The following specialist and elective courses are designed to meet your diploma requirement. You are required to discuss your developmental needs with the PCoE Education Advisor who will assist you in identifying and agreeing the most relevant subjects to support your professional need. To obtain a Diploma in Police Studies, you must successfully complete six specialist courses and three electives.

Specialist Courses Elective Courses
  • Police Culture
  • Police Accountability
  • Investigation
  • Crime Scene Management
  • Intelligence gathering
  • Community Policing
  • Criminology and Crime
  • Etiology of Crime
  • The Role of the Police in Society
  • History of Policing
  • Political Violence
  • Law Enforcement Report Writing
  • Evidence Management
  • Crowd Psychology
  • Personal Protection
  • Networking
  • Chairing a meeting
  • Introduction to Forensic Science
  • Internet and New Media

Diploma in Security Studies

Our world is changing at a geometric rate and one beguiling constant factor is security. Basically, we cannot do without it and cannot get enough of it.

The Diploma in Security Studies is designed for professional and non professionals who desire to further their knowledge of security operations and systems. It provides an opportunity to broaden and deepen personal perspective and develop operational procedural knowledge in the field of security.

Courses

The following specialist and elective courses are designed to meet your diploma requirement. You are required to discuss your developmental needs with the PCoE Education Advisor who will assist you in identifying and agreeing the most relevant subjects to support your professional need. To obtain a Diploma in Security Studies, you must successfully complete six specialist courses and three electives

Specialist Courses Elective Courses
  • Comparative Security
  • Security Systems & Crime Prevention
  • Computer & Information Security
  • Contemporary issues in Security
  • Development and Maintenance of Strategic Partnerships
  • Principle of Loss Prevention
  • Understanding People
  • Technology and Security
  • Intelligence Gathering
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Physical and Personnel Security
  • History of Policing
  • Political Violence
  • Law Enforcement Report Writing
  • Evidence Management
  • Crowd Psychology
  • Personal Protection
  • Networking
  • Chairing a meeting
  • Introduction to Forensic science
  • Internet and New Media

On completion of the diploma, graduates will have:

  • An advanced knowledge and critical understanding of key concepts in operational knowledge, theoretical intuition and current technological developments related to, Intelligence Gathering, Police Studies and Security Studies.
  • A sound knowledge of the theories and methods used to enhance understanding of the issues, processes and phenomena associated with particular fields of security in relation to crime prevention.
  • An advanced knowledge and critical understanding of investigative methods within the disciplines of security and human activities.
  • A solid foundation for future career in a security related career or progression into management within security field.
  • Equip you with an understanding of key issues in contemporary local, national and international security.
  • Achieve a balance between breadth and depth of study in contemporary expectation of the security services by providing you with a coherent mixture of theoretical and practical study.
  • Provide you with competencies and skills to understand real life situations in relation to security problems and to be able to seek appropriate intelligence led solution to the challenges posed by criminal behaviours.

What do I need to do now?

Now that you have decided to pursue a distance learning Diploma, you need to contact us and see how we can assist you to accomplish your dream.

Step 1 - Identify the Diploma you wish to study for

It is important that you read and understand all the relevant parts of the Diploma course(s) for which you are applying before completing the application form. This is to ensure that you are familiar with the course content. If you require further information about the course, then please contact the Education Advisor (using the contact details on the contact us page).

Step 2 - Completing the Application Information

Before you start to complete the online application form, you should make sure you have the following information:

Personal Information
Course choices
Academic qualifications or Work experience
Personal Statement
Names and contact details, including email addresses, of two Referees
One Full Photograph, not a passport photograph

Scanned copies are acceptable if you are unable to upload electronic versions of any of your supporting documentation and photograph.

Step 3 - Complete the Application Form

Before submitting the application, please ensure that all sections are completed as fully and as accurately as possible.

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What next?

Once we receive your completed application and all the supporting documents we will make an assessment of your application. If you are successful and we make you an offer, you will receive further instructions about what to do next, including payment options.