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Uniformed Protective Services (Level 3 National Extended Diploma)

Pearson BTEC

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
    29 Aug 2022
  • 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: 29/08/2022

Course Offering

  • Site location Limavady Main St
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Course Modules

  • Physical Preparation, Health and Wellbeing
  • Government and Protective Services
  • Planning for and responding to Emergency Incidents
  • Teamwork, leadership and Communication in Uniformed Services
  • Skills for Outdoor Activities
  • Expedition Skills
  • Developing Personal Fitness programmes
  • Principles of Managing Security Threats
  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Citizenship and Diversity
  • Behaviour and Discipline in the Uniformed Services
  • Global Affairs and the Media in Uniformed Services
  • 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) OR Level 2 Diploma

ROI Requirements

4 OLC (Grade 05 or above) 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 course enabled me to explore so many different aspects of Art & Design that I would not have had the opportunity to do if I had followed the traditional A-Level route.
    Chelsea O’Kane (Art & Design)
  • Image of Katie Curry
    The variety of subjects and the freedom to explore various themes and projects have helped me find my love for contemporary 3D work and sculpture. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is serious about studying Art & Design. School can’t give you the hands-on experience this course does. It has prepared me for University and helped me achieve my dream of going to Glasgow School of Art!
    Katie Curry

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