Level 3 Certificate in Uniformed Protective Services
This programme offers you the opportunity to learn and gain skills required for successful careers in the military, navy, marine, air force, ambulance service, police or fire service.
Course Information for Students
Who is this course for?
If you have a keen interest in joining Uniformed Public Services such as the Army, Navy, Marines, Royal Air Force, Ambulance Service, Police or Fire and Rescue Service, this programme develops your knowledge and skills for careers in these industries.
In both practical and theoretical settings, you will study advanced concepts in behaviour and discipline, and police powers and law. This is a one-year qualification equivalent to 0.5 A-levels.
The entry requirements for this course are for the majority of your GCSEs to be graded between 7-4, including English and Maths.
Any achievements in BTEC Public Services qualifications at Level 2 will only be considered if at Merit or Distinction grade.
You are expected to maintain high standards of discipline, punctuality and attendance. It is essential that you work to the deadlines set or you risk not achieving your programme of study.
Practical sessions are compulsory, so you must be physically able to take part in both indoor and outdoor sessions.
What will you learn?
The course is made up of two units which include:
- Behaviour and Discipline in the UPS
- Police Powers and Law
It also includes a tutorial session to monitor your progress, set targets, support your main programme of study, help your future progression and enhance your life skills. You may also be offered some additional qualifications alongside your studies, such as in safeguarding.
You need to be aware that certain volunteering events and work placements take place at weekends or evenings and you will be expected to attend these. We ask that you understand this expectation before you commit to other activities as many events depend on your involvement to enable them to run safely and efficiently.
You have to fulfil certain hours of work placement. Many of these hours will be offered to you through our existing partnerships with employers.
How will you learn?
This course will be delivered on-site at the Joseph Wright Centre.
What will you need to bring with you?
You will need to have a uniform that is worn every day and when you are on work experience. The minimum expectation for the uniform is that you wear a plain black T-shirt or polo shirt and sweatshirt etc.
All learners would benefit from having their own tablet or laptop to aid them with their studies.
There may be additional costs incurred for selected trips or visits.
How will you be assessed?
You will build an online portfolio based around evidence generated by the various assessment methods in each unit. You are expected to work on multiple assessments at any one time. You will be assessed through practical demonstrations, logbooks and performance records, written reports and essays, presentations, workbooks, discussions and vivas.
Unit 2: Behaviour and Discipline is assessed via an externally set and marked exam.
Your attendance will be monitored, with the expectation of maintaining over 95% attendance throughout the course.
On successful completion of this programme, students may wish to enrol on Year 2/3 of the suite of courses at Broomfield Hall:
- Level 3 Foundation Diploma / Extended Diploma in Public Services (Years 2/3)
You could then progress to the Level 5 Foundation Degree in Criminal Justice (Offender Management).
Who do you contact for more information?
For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Information for Employers
Information for Employers
This course could lead to one of these careers...
Police Community Support Officers
Senior Police Officers
Police Officers (Sergeant and Below)
Local Government Administrative Occupations
Security Guards and Related Occupations
Fire Service Officers (Watch Manager and Below)
Senior Officers in Fire, Ambulance, Prison and Related Services
DCG Success Stories
Public Services course helps Josh prepare for life as hydrographer in Royal Navy
Leading a team when you're only 16 is a big ask, but the Derby College course gave me confidence and was great experience. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone thinking of joining the armed forces.
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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:49 pm