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Studying a postgraduate qualification can improve your knowledge and skills, enhance your CPD, and help develop you career prospects. The Open University has a variety of OU Postgraduate Qualifications that can suit your professional interests and match your available study time. These range from Postgraduate Certificates, Diplomas and Masters Degree Qualifications.

In consultation with the OU Policing Consortium and The College of Policing a specially designed Postgraduate Certificate in Evidence Based Practice has been developed for police officers and staff.


Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration

This qualification will enable you make a real difference within your management practice through active use of frameworks, theories and tools. It challenges you to engage with a wide variety of ideas and develop a repertoire of techniques and approaches applicable to your own context. It will help you make sense of and work with organisational complexity, and apply your new understanding in your own work.

Duration: 6-12 months
Course code: C66
Credit: 60

Postgraduate Certificate in Evidence Based Practice

The PGCert is designed for police officers and managers working in the police service in a variety of capacities. It aims to develop a deeper understanding of the use of evidence-based practice, and provide practical guidance of how to use research evidence within a project in the workplace and when carrying out your daily activities.

Duration: 1 year
Credit: 60

Postgraduate Certificate in Systems Thinking in Practice

The discipline of systems thinking gives you the tools to challenge your approach to complex situations. In this course you will learn to think more holistically, understanding the roles other people play, taking account of the interconnectedness of all the components making up the problem situation and working more collaboratively.

Duration: 1 year
Course code: C72
Credit: 60

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