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Uniformed Protective Services (Level 3) — Full-time

Course outline

This course is perfect if you are looking to pursue a career in public services but if you’re not quite sure what path you want to take yet.

Examples of units studied may include:

  • Citizenship and diversity
  • Behaviours and discipline in the uniformed public services
  • Physical preparation, health and wellbeing
  • Teamwork, leadership and communication in the uniformed public services
  • Global affairs and the media in uniformed public services
  • Government and protective services
  • Planning for and responding to emergency incidents

You can expect to document your learning through a series of presentations, reports, displays, case studies, practical programmes, assignments, group activities and a portfolio of evidence that is used in support of your final grade.

You must have a keen interest in the services and be willing to take part in physical activity!

Usually, you will study for the Foundation Diploma in year 1 and then top up to the Extended Diploma in year 2.

You could also join our Fast Track Sport Academy while studying on this course. Read more about the Fast Track Academy.

Aged 19 or over?

If you don't already hold a Level 3 qualification (equivalent to at least two A Levels, or a Level 3 vocational qualification), you may be able to study this course fully funded!

The Government’s new National Skills Fund programme has created new opportunities for adults, aged 19 and over, to access fully funded full-time learning.

For more information, view our Funded Courses for Over 19s page.

If you are aged 16-18 without having achieved a Level 3 qualification, you will also be eligible for full funding.

How to apply for this course

Apply online to start in 2023/24.

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Location Date
664 Nuthall Road
Basford
Nottingham
NG8 6AQ

Start: Monday 4th September 2023

Course code: C034964 / Q034965

Qualification

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Foundation/Extended Diploma in Uniformed Protective Services

Duration

1-2 years

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

You’ll need 5 GCSEs at grades 9–4 (A*–C), including English Language and Maths – both of these must be grades 9–4 (A*–C) or Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths. You can also gain a place by having a relevant Level 2 vocational qualification with English and Maths GCSE grades 9–4 (A*–C).

Teaching & assessment

Assessment is internal in a theoretical and practical nature.

Progression

Choose to follow with further studies at degree level in a variety of fields, such as social policy, criminology, psychology, social sciences and much more. Career opportunities include Police or Fire and Rescue Service, armed forces, Ambulance Service, NHS, HM Prison Service, HM Revenue & Customs or a career in the Civil Service.

Additional information

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees.

If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.