Diploma in Criminology and Policing

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This one-year programme is designed for adults wishing to progress to university to study professional degrees within Criminology and Policing.

The course will equip you with the fundamental knowledge, skills and behaviours required to help you progress to have a career in the Police as a PC or part of the CID entry programme, criminal psychology or forensic psychology, as well the criminal justice system including boarder force and the prison and probation services.

This course represent the latest in professional standards, which ensures that you have the knowledge and expertise to progress further academically and professionally.

“My course is giving me lots of experience of working in a gym which is helping me achieve my ambition of becoming a PT. The tutors are really helpful, and I know I always have someone to talk to if I am unsure or worried about anything.”

Tia Laycock
Tia Laycock Foundation Degree (FdSc) in sports science
Please note

We make every effort to ensure information within our online course directory is accurate and a true representation of the courses we are offering in 2023/24. However, we do reserve the right to make changes if necessary.

Start an exciting career in Sport

The sport sector is ideal for those who enjoy sport, keeping fit, improving their health and fitness, and are interested in inspiring others in fitness.

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Leisure Centre Manager

Average salary - £34,200

Leisure and Sport Managers organise, direct and coordinate the activities and resources required for the provision of sport and other recreational services.

Day-to-day tasks**:
  • Arrange leisure activity timetables
  • Organise and promote special events
  • Recruit, schedule and manage staff
  • Control budgets and monitor performance targets for your centre
  • Take responsibility for health and safety
  • Visit organisations, like local authorities, to promote your centre
Working environments

You could work at a fitness centre or in an office.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Physiotherapist

Average salary - £30,700*

Physiotherapists plan and apply massage, promote and encourage movement and exercise, use hydrotherapy, electro-therapy and other technological equipment in the treatment of a wide range of injuries, diseases and disabilities in order to assist rehabilitation.

Day-to-day tasks**:
  • Help patients with spine and joint problems
  • Help patients recover from accidents, sports injuries and strokes
  • Work with children who have mental or physical disabilities
  • Help older people with physical problems to become more mobile
Working environments

You could work at a hospice, at a client’s home, at a GP practice, at an adult care home, in an NHS or private hospital or at a fitness centre.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the sport sector include*:

  • Customer Service
  • Communication
  • Enthusiasm
  • Management
  • Leadership

What our students say

“My course is giving me lots of experience of working in a gym which is helping me achieve my ambition of becoming a PT. The tutors are really helpful, and I know I always have someone to talk to if I am unsure or worried about anything.”

Tia Laycock
Tia Laycock Foundation Degree (FdSc) in sports science

“At University Centre Rotherham the tutors are really knowledgeable. We get involved in exciting topics that are heavily practical, which suits my style of learning so I enjoy what I’m doing all the time.”

Jordan Page
Jordan Page Higher National Certificate in Public Services Level 4

Diploma in Criminology and Policing