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Police Constable Degree Holder Entry Programme

Customer Service

Type: Other

Salary: £30,000 Yearly

Location: London


Degree Holder Entry Programme

Degree holders (or students within the final year of study for a degree) can apply to our Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP).


This two-year programme will provide degree holders (in any degree subject area) with the opportunity to learn as they earn and gain a fully-funded Graduate Diploma in Professional Policing Practice as part of their training, whilst embarking on an interesting and rewarding career with the Met.


You’ll be fully supported in applying your academic learning practically on the job. This programme will be delivered in partnership with several London Universities.


You will be employed as an officer from day one, making a difference to London’s communities, fully supported in applying your academic learning practically on the Job. This programme will be delivered in partnership with several London Universities (Brunel University, the University of West London, Anglia Ruskin University and the University of East London).


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The Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP) is a two year work-based programme that combines academic learning, based on a national policing curriculum, with practical “on the job” training.


Your training will start with an initial period of learning at a London University, before undertaking the majority of your training on the frontline alongside your experienced colleagues. You'll be fully supported in putting your classroom based learning into practice as part of your operational duties.


Your learning will cover a wide range of policing topics including officer safety training, emergency life support, safeguarding, crime investigation and operational policing skills.


Upon successfully completing all elements of the DHEP, including operational and academic assessments, you'll be awarded a Graduate Diploma in Professional Policing Practice and will become a fully qualified substantive police officer.


Entry requirements

In addition to the standard PC eligibility criteria, the following academic criteria applies for all candidates wishing to undertake the DHEP route:

  • You must hold a level 2 qualification in English Language at a GCSE grade C or above, or grades 4-9. If they do not have this qualification, we will also consider a higher level academic attainment (level 3 or above) in a UK qualification or an English Language equivalent overseas qualification (this is an existing requirement).
  • You must also have achieved a degree (level 6) qualification or above, in any subject area, from a UK higher education institute or be in the final year of study for your level 6 qualification at the point of application.



As a new full-time police constable in the Met on the DHEP entry route, your total starting salary package will be circa £31,020 (including London allowances) increasing to circa £34,314 on successful completion of your probationary period. Base salary increases annually and typically police constables with seven years’ service can expect to earn circa £47,000 (including allowances.)

Part-time officers' salaries will be based on the pro-rata equivalent of a full-time officer.



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Closing date: 30-09-20
Start date: 01-10-20

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