Undergraduate training programmes at the People’s Police Academy

These majors are trained on the basis of common targets and direction of using graduated students to guarantee the professional skills and completion of the assigned missions

Training target: Students graduated from the People's Police Academy have: graduate level of the studied branches, stable politic stuff, good morality, scientific thinking method, professional knowledge and specialist ability of the trained branch, good health to meet the demand of the work of preventing and surpressing crimes. Students who graduate from this Academy will be issued the degree of Bachelor of Law; basing on the professional training, they will be arranged to work in Police units of Ministry of Public Security and local Police Departments. Students who have good study results have the opportunity to undertake the work of researching and teaching in the Academy, the People's Police University, People's Police intermediate school, and science research institutes of Ministry of Public Security. On the other hand, the graduated students of the academy, who are able to self-educate to approach the knowledge and obtain the higher knowledge levels, can take the master's course and postgraduate.

Training subjects: The training subjects of undergraduate level in the People's Police Academy are People's Police cadres, soldiers who are working in the People's Police force, high school graduates and other subjects according to decision of Ministry of Public Security. These subjects are chosen through the national university entrance examination according to Regulations of enrolling students of Ministry of Education and Training. The training period and training forms include:

- Undergraduate course: Concentration training with long-term for 5 years according to the training program of standard level.

- In- service course: Non-concentration training for 5 years for the people who have the period of working or serving in Police Departments in localities, offices of Ministry of Public Security from 2 years and over.

- Crash course: Concentration training for 3 years for the people who have graduated from People's Police intermediate school and having the period of working or serving in Police Departments in localities, offices of Ministry of Public Security from 2 years and over.

- Training the second degree: Non-concentration training for the people who have one university degree out of Police branch to obtain the degree on the second branch (Bachelor of Law).

The training period for 5 years with the minimum knowledge quantity that they need to have is 270 credits divided into the following knowledge sections:

- Knowledge of general education (minimum): 90 credits.

- Knowledge of professional education (minimum): 180 credits, in which include:

+ Basic knowledge of branch group and branch: 80 credits;

+ Knowledge of branch and professional: 80 credits;

+ Subsidiary knowledge: 5 credits.

+ Graduation paper: 15 credits.

The training program of a detail branch of learning in the Academy is built in accordance with regulations of Ministry of Education and Training about structure and the minimum knowledge quantity for each professional field. The training program includes three knowledge blocks: Knowledge of general education; Knowledge of professional education including: Basic knowledge of branch group and branch, Knowledge of branch and professional, and Subsidiary knowledge.

The training program is built basing on the training program of standard level in accordance with requests of the framework program regulated by Ministry of Education and Training.

Apart from that, for each course, the Academy will choose the successful candidates with high mark to study in the high-quality class. The training program of this class bases on the current standard training program, but it is improved, upgraded to apply the advanced teaching and learning methods to gain the higher results. This program is for the students of undergraduate course to train the manpower with high quality. This program type is targeted at obtaining the quality and is gradually extended to apply for the ordinary undergraduate students to obtain high quality for the whole students in all training branches of the Academy.

The method of building the training program in the Academy: Pursuant to the common training purposes of university education, project of innovating university education of Vietnam in the next years and pursuant to the framework program of Ministry of Education and Training promulgated for the branches of learning of Academy; the Academy will concentrate on building the training program according to the deep professional direction, supplementing the self-control subjects (units of study) in both knowledge blocks: general education and professional education to guarantee suitable with the training target of each major in order for students after graduating to approach quickly with the real activities. According to that, the teaching method needs to concentrate on innovation with more practice, teaching basing on professional situation, concentrate on innovating the studying method of students to motivate them and have their enthusiastic participation in class. Strengthening the extracurricular activities for some subjects such as: Physical education, driving, computer skills, foreign languages, etc. The Academy concentrates on studying and building the training contents, program, and training form according to the system of education of credit to apply in undergraduate and in-service courses. At the same time, we have to study the contents, Police training programmes of some regional and international countries, and training methods to gradually complete the training programmes in the Academy to guarantee the standard training programme of the Academy and gradually catch up with international training standard.

Senior Col., Ph. Dr . Nguyen Thien Phu

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