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Uniformed Public Services

Uniformed Protective Services Diploma Level 3

  • Course Type: Diploma/Certificate

What can this course lead to?

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to university to study degrees in Policing, Law, Criminology, Politics, War and Terrorism Studies or to a range of careers in the Uniformed Public Services.

Who is it for?

This course is designed to give you a comprehension insight into a career in Uniformed Public Services such as the Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Police and Ambulance Service. You will take part in a programme of outdoor activities to develop your technical and transferable skills, leadership, communication, confidence, resilience, reliability, adaptability and teamwork to enable you ro be successful in your application in the public service area of your choice. The course will also require you to undertake work experience and volunteering units.

What is covered?

Units selected from:

  • Citizen and Diversity (Pearson-set)
  • Behaviour and Discipline in the Uniformed Protective Services - exam during year 1
  • Global Affairs, the Media and the Uniformed Protective Services
  • Physical Preparation, Health and Wellbeing
  • Teamwork, Leadership and Communication in the Uniformed Protective Services
  • Government and the Protective Services - exam during year 2
  • Planning for and Responding to Emergency Incidents
  • Custodial Care
  • Sociological Perspectives
  • Skills for Outdoor Activities and the Uniformed Protective Services
  • Expedition Skills
  • Developing Personal Fitness Programmes
  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Principles of Managing Security Threats
  • Police Powers and the Law
  • Research Skills in the Uniformed Protective Services
  • Understanding the Third Sector
  • Criminal Investigation Procedures and Practice
  • Professional Development in the Uniformed Protective Services
  • Technological Systems to Support Service Delivery

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

5 GCSEs at grades 4/C and must include English and maths, or a Merit in Public Services Diploma Level 2 with English and maths at grades 4/C or above. If you don’t achieve the required grades, you will be moved onto the level 2 Public Services course.

Additional options: DofE and ADC (ADC learners will undertake a Level 3 Extended Certificate – 1 A level equivalent)

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
SFD3UP4AF$
Duration
2 Years

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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