For 19-year-old Sophie Moreton, completing the two-year extended diploma in uniformed public services has put her on the beat to achieving her dream of becoming a police officer in the future.
Sophie, who has just completed the first year of a three-year BA (Hons) in Professional Policing at the University of Wolverhampton, said: “I chose the college as I heard that the course and the learning environment was really good and, when I looked into it further, I liked the topics that it covered.
“I learned a lot about the role of different public services and their impact on the community, as well as legislation and the specific areas of police work.
“I also gained academic knowledge about grammar and punctuation and learnt about the importance of timekeeping and becoming more independent.
“The course was fun and the tutors were easy to get along with – they helped me a lot and encouraged me to apply to university and supported me with my UCAS application.
“For people interested in any public service, the course is a really good choice and a great baseline to start your career from – I highly recommend it.
“I’m now doing a degree in professional policing, run by the college of Policing, and in the future I hope to become a police dog handler or work in the training department teaching other policing students what is expected of them.”