1. The content of the AHE Diploma (Policing) has been developed in consultation with various stakeholders including centres involved in the delivery and assessment of AHE Diplomas, potential receiving higher education providers and a local Police Force. This has informed a balanced and coherent programme of study with indicative content that is focused on the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to effectively support preparation for the intended progression routes.
2. In particular, the AHE Diploma (Policing) has been designed to meet the Core Requirements of the College of Policing national specification for external programmes.  Core requirements 1, 2, 3 and 4 are reflected in the curriculum design of the programme. All unit requirements are listed in the rules of combination in section 14 and the full unit specifications are presented in section 15.
2.1 Core Requirement 1 – Qualification requirements:
This is met through compliance with the AHE Diploma recognition scheme. The AHE Diploma (Policing) is a formal QAA regulated Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma (see section 1)
2.2 Core Requirement 2 – Functional Skills and equivalents
This has been embedded into the core learning and assessment of the programme. Opportunities to do this are presented through indicative content of the specialist academic units and academic/study skills and mathematics units.
2.3 Core Requirement 3 – study skills and numerical comprehension
The AHE Diploma (Policing) includes the requirement for the achievement of units that include the indicative content outlined in study areas 1 and 2. This includes six credits of academic and study skills at Level 3 (ungraded), six credits in mathematics at Level 2 (ungraded) and a six-credit Level 3 (graded) research project that is contextualised within Core Requirement 4 - policing-specific inputs.
2.4 Core requirement 4 – policing-specific inputs
Specialist units that address the requirements related to policing specific inputs outlined in study area 3 (UK policing content, national and local) have been designed in consultation with receiving higher education providers and with a local Police Force. There is a requirement within the Diploma for the achievement of Level 3 (graded) units to the value of a minimum of 27 credits that address this requirement.
3. Agored Cymru will lead a working group for the AHE Diploma (Policing) consisting of key stakeholders to review the performance of the Diploma in terms of registrations, learner completion and progression. This will also accommodate opportunities to review changes to the wider police curriculum and modify the AHE Diploma accordingly.
4. Any modifications to AHE Diploma (Policing) will ensure that they are, where appropriate, informed by QAA’s subject benchmark statement for Policing. 
 College of Policing, Widening access to policing programmes, National programme specification for external programmes, version 1.0 October 2020
 QAA, Subject Benchmark Statement: Policing (30 March 2022)