Policing apprenticeship to be launched at London Met

London Met is part of a consortium of universities that will offer new policing apprenticeships as part of national scheme.

Date: 11 November 2016

London Metropolitan University will join forces with universities and leading employers and police forces from around England to offer new policing apprenticeships starting in September 2017.

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has awarded a total of £4.5 million to universities and colleges across England to develop and deliver 5,200 degree-level apprenticeships in professions ranging from construction to nursing.

Designed by employers, universities and professional bodies, degree apprenticeships provide high-tech and high level skills and offer an alternative to a traditional degree course. Bringing together university study with paid work, degree apprentices spend part of their time at university and part with their employer.

Madeleine Atkins, Chief Executive of HEFCE, said: "The development of degree apprenticeships will provide more people with the chance to study in higher education and work at the same time and in doing so to fulfil their educational and career ambitions."

Other institutions in the policing apprenticeship consortium are the University of Central Lancashire, University of Chester, Liverpool John Moores University, University of Wolverhampton, Buckinghamshire New University, Open University, Staffordshire University and Plymouth University.

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