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Uniformed Protective Services (Level 3 National Extended Diploma)


Course Overview

Our Limavady campus is an ideal location with its access to numerous uniformed service providers. This course provides opportunities for learners to develop key skills to work in the uniformed services. It will be of particular interest for those who wish to pursue a career in the Police, Fire, Ambulance, and Prison as well as the Armed Services (Army, Navy and RAF), HM Customs and Excise and other emergency related organisations. The purpose of this course is to help people become occupationally ready to take up employment in the uniformed public services sector at the appropriate level. This can follow either directly after achieving the qualification, or via the stepping stone of Higher Education (HE) in university or college. This course will combine theory based lessons with practical sessions such as Outdoor Adventure, and Fitness Testing. Assessments will be mostly internally set assignments by your tutors. These could be essays, reports, posters, practical assessments or role plays, and only 2 external exams across the two-year programme.
  • Start Date
    6 Sep 2021
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Uniformed Public Services
    Campus: Limavady
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 06/09/2021

Course Offering

  • Site location Limavady Main St
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Course Modules

  • Citizenship and Diversity
  • Behaviour and Discipline in the Uniformed
  • Global Affairs, the Media and the Uniformed
  • Physical Preparation, Health and Wellbeing
  • Government and the Protective Services
  • Planning for and Responding to Emergency Incidents
  • Teamwork, Leadership and Communication in the Uniformed Protective Services
  • Skills for Outdoor Activities and the Uniformed
  • Expedition Skills
  • Developing Personal Fitness Programmes
  • Principles of Managing Security Threats
  • Introduction to Criminology
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

4 GCSE’s (grade C or above) to include English or Maths; OR Level 2 Diploma plus GCSE/Essential Skills English or Maths

ROI Requirements

4 OLC (Grade 05 or above) to include English or maths OR Leaving Certificate applied – Merit

Work Placement

In year 2 of the course we offer the opportunity to complete an Erasmus project to a European country. In 2019 students travelled to Malta for two-week work placements. On this course you will also get the opportunity to complete your Emergency First Aid qualification, and engage in Outdoor Adventure expeditions, day trips, and a residential. Work placement will form part of this programme of study.

What's Next?

Further Study

The course provides a well-established route into a variety of specialist Higher Education (HE) courses in this sector and beyond, fully meeting entry requirements for most courses.

Career Prospects

Potential careers include work in the public services, for example the police, coast guard, fire service, and armed forces.


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    My time at NWRC gave me the confidence to open my own Beauty Salon. Now I'm a part-time lecturer for the College.
    Vanessa Canning
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    I applied for a Higher Level Apprenticeship as it was a great opportunity to gain work experience and get paid while studying towards a professional qualification.
    Rebekah Glen

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