Police: Wales

Home Office written question – answered on 17th October 2017.

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Standards in policing must be maintained and transferrable across forces in England and Wales, and it is vital that all officers have access to training that equips them to deliver the high standard of service that the public expects.

The Degree Apprenticeship entry route forms a key part of the Police Education Qualifications Framework (PEQF) being developed by the College of Policing and is an important element of further professionalising and raising standards in policing.

Welsh forces pay the apprenticeship levy, and those funds are passed back to the Welsh Government through the agreement which the Welsh Government negotiated with HM Treasury.

As Wales is already receiving its share of the levy, there is a clear choice to for Welsh Government on whether it supports Welsh police officers by funding their apprenticeships.

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