Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) Suffolk Constabulary

The Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship combines academic study with ‘on the job learning’ as you work towards a fully funded BSc Hons in Professional Policing Practice from Anglia Ruskin University. ​ Takes a minimum of 3 years to complete​. Earn a salary while you learn. This is an ONGOING recruitment process.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 01 Nov 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Year 1 £26682 Year 2 £27804 Year 3 £28932 Year 4 £30060 Year 5 £32313 Year 6 £36852 Year 7 £43032 (plus paid overtime/unsociable hours)

  • Working week

    Variable Shifts TBC, 7 days per week.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    03 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    80 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

In this role you could:

  • Respond to calls for help from the public
  • Investigate crimes and offences
  • Make arrests and interview suspects
  • Give evidence in court
  • Control traffic and crowds at large public events 
  • Attend traffic collisions 

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

BSC (Hons) In Professional Policing Practice from Anglia Ruskin University.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

After sucessful completion of the apprenticeship, all avenues of policing and promotion will be open to the applicant.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


Other Any Level 3 qualifications totalling 64 UCAS Point (Grade see force website) Essential

Things to consider

On average takes 6-9 months to complete the joining process​ - Initial Online Eligibility Form ​ - Application Form ​- Eligibility check ​- Paper Sift ​- Anglia Ruskin University academic screening​ - Assessment Centre ​- Interview ​- Pre-Employment Checks: Vetting, Biometrics, Medical, Fitness test and Uniform Fitting​

About the employer

The 7F Commercial Services function provides a procurement service to 7 police forces across the eastern region; Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Norfolk and Suffolk. This involves putting in place contracts with suppliers and getting the right deal for the client. In the world of policing this ranges from buying everything from IT kit, uniform and vehicles through to construction services for new buildings and specialist services to support the victims of crime.


Suffolk Constabulary


Portal Avenue

Martlesham Heath





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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Police constable (integrated degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Nov 2023