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Police officers (sergeant and below)

Up to £29,000

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Senior police officers

Up to £44,000

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Security guards and related occupations

Up to £17,000

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Entry requirements

Please see our Entry Requirements page for general entry requirement guidance.


One year course.

What will I study?

This qualification aims to provide informed and prepared potential recruits to the services. It will enable students to prepare to make a recruitment application or provide a basis for further study and progression towards the entry qualification of a specific service. It will also provide an insight into the practical qualities they require, not only for uniformed services, but also for employment in general.

Course content includes:

  • An understanding of the uniformed public services sector
  • The opportunity to investigate career opportunities in the uniformed services
  • The opportunity to investigate volunteering roles and the transferable workplace skills volunteering can provide
  • The ability to prepare for a recruitment interview
  • An understanding of the personal commitment and fitness requirements needed to be employed in a uniformed service role
  • An understanding of the importance of health and hygiene for those in uniformed service roles
  • The opportunity to understand and develop the skills and qualities needed to work in a range of uniformed services, e.g. teamwork, communication, problem solving, navigation and drill.

What could it lead to?

Students may progress onto a Level 3 course in Uniformed Protective Services or Sport/Sport and Exercise Science or take up employment in the sport and leisure industry. Alternatively, students can enter employment at a junior level in the public sector or enter the Armed Forces.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.

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