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The Open University and North Yorkshire Police Partnership


The Open University and North Yorkshire Police Partnership – Delivering flexible and innovative police education to a twenty-first century police workforce

The Open University (the OU) has partnered with North Yorkshire Police (NYP) to collaboratively design and deliver the new Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) and Degree Holder Entry programmes. These programmes represent two of the three new routes into policing from 2020, introduced under the Police Education and Qualification Framework (PEQF) by the College of Policing.  

The OU has made a strategic investment in the development of policing curriculum, building on our reputation of working collaboratively with the twenty-two police services in the UK that are members of our innovative Centre for Policing Research and Learning. These new policing programmes build on the OU’s fifty-year reputation of delivering distance learning qualifications to part-time and professional students nationally and to key social organisations, such as The National Health Service and the Civil Service. 

The full blog and student and employer insights can be found here.

Upcoming Events

Apr 26

CPRL Annual Conference (online) - Resilience in Policing and Publics

Monday, April 26, 2021 - 09:30 to Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 12:00


Jun 17

Membership Group Meeting

Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 10:00 to 16:00

The Open University, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA

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