About this course
This apprenticeship is suitable for school/college leavers and career changers who wish to pursue a career as a Police Officer in West Yorkshire Police.
It will allow apprentices to combine workplace learning opportunities with theoretical knowledge gained through a number of formal classes which are relevant to modern-day policing.
The Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) route into policing enables you to receive practical on-the-job learning alongside academic theory and knowledge while earning a salary of £21,402 (increasing to a minimum of £26,371 after three years). Starting salaries are reviewed annually. You will be a police officer from your first day on the job but will be required to successfully complete the course to be confirmed in the role.
The PCDA covers areas that are critical to effective policing in the 21st century, such as evidence-based policing, supporting vulnerable people, dealing with cybercrime and crime prevention.
- There are no direct fees paid by the apprentice as the programme is fully funded by the West Yorkshire Police apprenticeship levy
- Successful apprentices will gain a degree in Professional Policing Practice
- Your time will be spent across a combination of sites including Leeds Trinity University campus, West Yorkshire Police Training Centre at Carr Gate in Wakefield, and within the local policing Districts of West Yorkshire – Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds or Wakefield. This will also be supported by online delivery.
About West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police is the territorial police force responsible for policing West Yorkshire in England. It is the fourth largest force in England and Wales.
Programme duration and delivery
It will typically take three years to complete the apprenticeship.
Apprentices will benefit from lectures and seminars delivered at Leeds Trinity University
On-campus learning is supported by a variety of online tasks and independent research activities which can be undertaken in the workplace.