Uniformed Protective Services Extended Certificate/Foundation Diploma/Diploma/Extended Diploma Level 3
This qualification is designed for students who want to go on to higher level studies or into a relevant uniformed protective services role.
4 or 5 subjects at grade 4 or above including English and/or Maths.
What will I study?
Course content covers areas such as the following:
- Citizenship and Diversity
- Behaviour and Discipline in Uniformed Protective Services (E)
- Physical Preparation, Health and Wellbeing
- Teamwork, Leadership and Communication
The course includes strong work-related opportunities with the Army, Navy, RAF, Fire Service, Ambulance, Police and Prison Service.
You can re-sit GCSE Maths or English alongside this course.
Method of delivery
Most sessions are theory sessions, but very applied. You will have a fitness session each week. This course also involves lots of work-related activity, including guest speakers and sessions delivered by the Army, Navy, RAF, Police and the Fire and Rescue Service.
How will I be assessed?
E = externally set examined units. Each year the course consists of one externally assessed unit. The other units are internally assessed and include assignments, practical assessments, presentations, and case studies.
Good course combinations
This is a full-time course. It is not possible to combine this course with other Vocational, Apprenticeship or A Level programmes.
Your next steps
Uniformed Service - the course gives a good understanding of the services, skills and knowledge to make a strong application. Many student progress into the armed forces or entry uniformed protective service roles such as PCSO, call handlers, prison officers etc.
University - degree courses such as Criminology, Policing, Business, Sports, Disaster Management, Law, IT, Youth and Social Studies or a police apprenticeship.