Foundation Sport and Protective Services Pathway

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Explore your options for employment in a uniformed public service with this Level 1 Diploma in Protective Services.

This programme will help to develop your teamwork skills and personal fitness.

This course provides the knowledge and understanding to enable you to take up effective employment in the area of protective services. It also provides the start of a route into higher education courses.

What I'll learn

You will study the purpose, role and responsibilities of our uniformed public services and test your teamwork skills in the fitness, outdoor and adventurous skills modules. 

You will study topics, including:

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Teamwork and leadership skills 
  • First aid
  • Sport and exercise


How I'll learn

The teaching team will engage your leaning in many different ways. Types of learning activities will consist of group work, practical activities, putting learning into practice and visits. Visits are also made by uniformed public personnel to offer first-hand experiences.

You will do practical lessons relating to map reading and outdoor activities, sports, and first aid.

Visits and trips are an integral part of the course and carry an additional cost payable when you start. 


How I'll be assessed

The course is based on continual assessment with workbooks.


Entry Requirements

You will need a basic level of literacy and numeracy to apply for this course.

The commitment to work towards improving English and maths is required for this programme. Both Functional skill and GCSE re-sits are offered.


How to Apply

You can apply for this programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘Apply now’ on your chosen programme page.

You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application.

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs.) Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.

Printed application forms are also available.

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.