Police Studies

City of Glasgow College


City Campus


The HNC Police Studies is recommended for you if you’re planning a professional career in policing. The course is specifically designed to equip you with the necessary legal skills and physical fitness, to be successful in the policing industry. It is ideal for someone wanting to progress into the Police and will provide all the necessary skills to enable you to be fully prepared for the Police Scotland Entrance Test (PSET) – please refer to their website for full details on the entry process.

This course is not specific to only the Police, it can also be applied to the Armed Forces; Fire Service; Prison Service and Youth Work.

The course will consist of lectures, tutorial, practical fitness and exercise classes, and practical tasks such as mock trials and crime scenes. Visits to Glasgow Sheriff and High Court to observe, learn and discuss real live cases. Visits to Police Scotland to get a ‘real’ look into what it is like to be arrested.

Entry Requirements

2 relevant Highers including English; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Entry subject to interview.

Progression Routes

Successful students can progress on to HND Legal Services, BA in Criminology and Policing, BA in Law, BA in Criminology, LLB.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years



SCQF Level