What you will do in your working day
The training you will be getting
- Do you like a challenge where no two days are the same?
- Want to make a difference to the lives of Londoners every day?
- You'll investigate, protect, negotitate, bring offenders to justice and much more
Our PCDA pathway, fully funded by the Met, recognises policing as a degree-level profession. The PCDA is a vocational course that focuses on practical learning and is specifically tailored to help you start your career in policing.
From day one you'll be employed as a police officer spending most of your time on the frontline working alongside your team, turning your learning into practical experience.
The PCDA is delivered in partnership with four London universities: Brunel University, University of West London, Anglia Ruskin University, and University of East London.
It is a three-year apprenticeship programme for non-degree holders resulting in a BSc degree in Professional Policing Practice.What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship
A job that comes with excellent pay and benefits, stability but with varied career progression and opportunities for promotion like no other employer can offer. You could work with our dogs and horses, become a cybercrime specialist or keep the River Thames safe in our Marine Unit. Maybe you'll excel at financial investigation or supporting the victims of domestic abuse. Ultimately, it will be up to you to choose your path.
Requirements and prospects Desired skills and personal qualities
Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness Qualifications
A Level or equivalent Any (Grade 64 UCAS points) Essential