Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA)

  • To be eligible to apply you must have achieved a Level 2 qualification in Maths and English (GCSE or equivalent)
  • You will apply to Merseyside Police and upon appointment will begin your three year degree apprenticeship.
  • You will work in the role of an operational police officer receiving on the job learning whilst alongside studying for a degree and earning a wage – this is demanding d you must be prepared for some hard work.
  • During the apprenticeship period you will be a ‘probationary’ police officer for three years.
  • On completion of the apprenticeship you will be confirmed in your appointment.
  • Academic learning on the Degree in Professional Policing practice programme is provided by Liverpool John Moores University and Merseyside Police staff with plenty of support from both.
  • The academic costs of degree in Professional Policing Practice are covered
  • Merseyside Police will provide student support processes such as coaching/mentoring, one to one meetings, development surgeries both within the classroom and work based phases of each programme to assist in your development
  • Your starting salary will be: £24,177
  • PCDA Structure


Need help filling in your application? See an example application form.

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