Uniformed Protected Services BTEC Level 3

Campus
Leicester
Level
Level 3

This qualification has been developed to meet the needs of a broad spectrum of uniformed protective service areas from uniformed roles in defence, emergency, security and justice, to non-uniformed roles in central and local government.

Course Duration

2 year course

Entry Requirements

5 or more GCSEs grade C/4 or above including English Language and where possible a grade D/3 or above in Maths. It would also be beneficial to have a relevant Level 2 qualification in Public Services at a merit grade.

Assessment

1st year: Foundation Diploma

2nd year: Extended Diploma

Examples of units that will be studied over the 2-years and will be assessed through externally assessed exams and coursework:

Foundation Diploma

Unit 01: Citizenship and Diversity

Unit 02: Behaviour and Discipline in the Uniformed Protective Services

Unit 04: Physical Preparation, Health and Wellbeing

Unit 05:  Teamwork, Leadership and Communication in the Uniformed Protective Services

Unit 17: Police Powers and the Law

Extended Diploma

Unit 3: Global Affairs, the Media and the Uniformed Protective Services

Unit 6: Government and the Protective Services

Unit 7: Planning for and Responding to Emergency Incidents

Unit 8: Custodial Care

Unit 10: Skills for Outdoor Activities and the Uniformed Protective Services

Unit 12: Developing Personal Fitness Programmes

Unit 13: Introduction to Criminology

Unit 19: Professional Development in the Uniformed Protective Services

Course Overview

This course enables you to develop your confidence and interpersonal skills; there is a strong emphasis on developing personal discipline through individual and team activities. During the course you may take part in visits to a variety of Public Service organisations, listen to talks from guest speakers in the industry, and complete a residential. The course offers an insight into careers in the Police, Fire and Ambulance Services, Army, Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Royal Air Force, Prison Service, Security Organisations, HM Customs, the National Health Service, and Social Work to name but a few.

Career Progression

As the course is equivalent to 3 A Levels the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma is an ideal spring board for progression to a Foundation Degree or Full Degree depending on UCAS points gained.

Students will also become occupationally ready to take up employment in the uniformed protective services.

Completion of the course will provide an excellent opportunity to make an informed choice about a career in the following:

  • Police (including professional policing degrees and apprenticeships)
  • Fire and Rescue Service
  • Army
  • Royal Navy
  • Royal Air Force
  • Prison and Probation Service
  • HM Customs and Excise
  • Border Force

Further Information

This qualification has been developed to meet the needs of a broad spectrum of uniformed protective service areas from uniformed roles in defence, emergency, security and justice, to non-uniformed roles in central and local government. You will gain a wide range of transferable skills needed for uniformed protective service employment and have the opportunity to be involved in taster sessions, trips and visits from guest speakers. You will gain the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in current and future employment, or for progression to courses such as BTEC Higher Nationals, Foundation degrees or Honours degrees. Previous learners have also progressed into higher education to study criminology and law at university.