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Uniformed Protective Services Diploma Level 3

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

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.


Entry Require­ments

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.

Need to re-sit? No prob­lem. If you don’t achieve a grade 4/C in GCSE maths or Eng­lish, you’ll re-sit the exams with us and we’ll help you prepare.

Course fees — £150.00

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

We will review each appli­ca­tion on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suit­able for you.

One of the ways we do this is through a very effec­tive ?‘6 weeks to suc­cess pro­gramme’ that oper­ates from the first day you start your course. This includes sup­port such as (but not lim­it­ed to):

· Allow­ing you to change cours­es if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks ‑sub­ject to availability

· Mov­ing you between course lev­els if you are find­ing your cur­rent lev­el too easy / too hard? — ?sub­ject to availability

· One-to-one reviews with your aca­d­e­m­ic tutor to ensure you are pro­gress­ing and achiev­ing well

Our course enquiries and admis­sions team are avail­able at enquiri​es​tam​ford​.ac​.uk should you have any fur­ther questions.

Poten­tial Future Career

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.

Course Con­tent

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


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My course fast tracked my dream career as a Police Offi­cer. I work as a Police Spe­cial in my spare time, and I’ve been accept­ed on a BSc (Hons) Crime and Inves­tiga­tive Degree!

Aimee Hatcher



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