Press Releases 2017

New courses added to the University's Public Services portfolio

19.07.2017

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is pleased to announce the introduction of a number of new courses to the Public Services Portfolio at the Swansea Business Campus.

 

The new courses that will be joining the already successful HND and BA Public Services and the BA Law and Public Services are:

BSc Policing

BSc Policing and Criminology

BA Law and Policing

BA Law and Criminology

UWTSD’s Programme Director Law and Public Services portfolio, Bronwen Williams said: "We are really excited about launching these new programmes, we think  that there is a real demand for the courses and through our work with Public Sector organisations feel we are meeting the needs of the industry. Since the introduction of the Certificate in Knowledge of Policing, currently used as an entry requirement for some forces, 8 out of 11 students have gained employment in the police force. We have been an approved centre for the CKP for the last two years.”

The Public Services team have been working closely with the College of Policing to put together the new policing qualifications in line with the changes to police recruitment.  The College of Policing are proposing that PC entry will be a degree entry by 2020 so the team have validated the new degree programmes to run September 2017 to make sure students are ready for this new entry requirement.

The team are also very pleased to be able to offer Criminology to the portfolio as they recognised the popularity of such a course and feel it adds to the overall provision of the portfolio.

The team work closely with South Wales Police, Dyfed Powys Police and other local criminal justice organisations. The courses developed have been in line with close consultation with what employers expect and desire from graduates. Our successful police volunteer scheme METPOL allows students to gain valuable professional work experience working closely with local policing.

These new courses will provide excellent opportunities for students wishing to pursue a career in policing or criminal justice.

For more information on any of the above courses please contact Bronwen Williams via email Bronwen.williams@uwtsd.ac.uk or 01792 481135

 

Or you can find out more on the links below:

http://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/bsc-policing-criminology/

http://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/ba-law-criminology/

http://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/bsc-police-sciences/

 

Students and Police

Note to Editor

UWTSD Public Service students recognised for work with Swansea Help Point

The work of South Wales Police’s volunteers from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (pictured) was celebrated at an awards ceremony at the Dragon Hotel on July 10. The event recognised the contribution made by students from the university’s Public Services courses to local police initiatives, including the Swansea Help Point. The event was also attended by Bonnie Navarra, the Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner for Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot.

In total, 65 students have clocked up over 9,500 hours since June 2016, giving up their time to assist police with the management of the night time economy and crime prevention campaigns in Swansea.

Volunteer work has been vital to the existence of a number of successful initiatives in Swansea, such as Police Walkabouts, which are house-to-house visits offering crime prevention advice to students and residents – they have helped reduce the number of burglaries in some areas by 40 per cent; also, the student volunteers patrolling and identifying vulnerable people in and around the city centre at night time – and the innovative Help Point in Wind Street.

The Help Point Joint partnership between Crime Commissioner/Police/WAST/Health Board was set up in September 2014. Notable successes based on a recent independent evaluation report, highlighted a 80 per cent reduction in Emergency Department attendances as a result of Swansea Night Time Economy, 1,300 less ambulance attendances and cost savings of more than £650K split between all partners over 12 months.

Further Information

Rebecca Davies

Swyddog Gweithredol Cysylltiadau â’r Wasg a’r Cyfryngau

Executive Press and Media Relations Officer

Cyfathrebu Corfforaethol a Chysylltiadau Cyhoeddus

Corporate Communications and PR

Tel: 01792 483695
Mobile: 07496 385597
Email: Rebecca.Davies@uwtsd.ac.uk