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Public Services (Uniformed Services) Level 3

Course code: SFAS200P

Subject area: Public Services

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: 3

Course details

Course time:

09:00 - 17:00

Days of week:

Monday to Friday

Course date:

9th Sept 2024 - 4th Jul 2025

Course location:

Abingdon Campus

Contact details


01235 555 585

Do you want to make a real difference to peoples' lives? Can you work as well in a team as you can on your own? Love spending time outdoors? Then careers in the Uniformed Services industry may be just for you! Fitness, teamwork and communication are some of the many skills you will develop on this course.
This course provides students with the fundamental skills and current knowledge of the uniformed protective services sector. It allows learners to access higher education in uniformed services and related areas, and ultimately for learners to progress to employment in the uniformed protective services. This reflects the shift towards increased graduate employment in the sector, for example in the police service.The course offers a mix of skills and knowledge that will prepare you for working within the Uniformed Services and/or sport industry. These include adventurous activities, working in teams, dealing with the public, keeping the right level of fitness, jobs within Uniformed Services and expeditions.
Course units
Year 1: • Citizenship and Diversity • Behaviour and Discipline in the Uniformed Protective Services • Physical Preparation, Health and Wellbeing • Teamwork, Leadership and Communication in the Uniformed Protective Services • Skills for Outdoor Activities • Introduction to CriminologyYear 2: • Global Affairs and the Media • Government and the Protective Services • Planning & Responding to Emergency Incidents • Custodial Care • Expedition Skills • Police Powers and the Law • Developing personal fitness programmes
What next?
The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher-education providers as contributing to admission requirements for many relevant courses as it is equivalent to 3 A-Levels. Upon completion of the full 2-year programme learners can progress to higher education in a range of disciplines, employment or apprenticeships within the uniformed protective services.
Entry criteria
5 GCSEs at grade 4 including English or Maths OR a pass in the subject at level 2, with English and Maths not lower than a grade 3/Functional Skills L2 and at least grade 4 in one of English or Maths.
Fee information
A fee of approximately £70 for uniform will need to be paid directly to the supplier. Further information on this will be given during induction.Study trips and visits linked to modules are arranged as part of your programme of study. Fees regarding these trips are listed below with further advisement upon the start of the course. A day trip and induction trip fee will be payable at induction and are correct at the time of writing:Day trip fees: £60 (this covers two trips) Induction trip fee: £130 (Bootcamp Induction trip)There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs, call 01235 216 298 for more information.The 19+ full fee section displays the full fee that may apply. Fee reductions for 19+ are not applicable for this course.

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

16-18 Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Kit / Clothing: £70.00

Total Cost: £70.00

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £2,573.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Kit / Clothing: £70.00

Total Cost: £2,643.00

Qualifications received
Year 1: BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Uniformed Protective Services Year 2: BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Uniformed Protective Services
Learning & method assessment
You will be assessed through a variety of engaging methods including written assessments, presentations, practical performances, booklets and exams.
User skills
This course provides students with a wide range of industry and employability skills to prepare them for their next steps. These include:

• Teamwork • Communication • Resilience • Leadership • Interpersonal skills • Professionalism • Responsibility • Self-motivation • Confidence