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Ext Diploma Protective Services Level 3

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Study the purpose, role and responsibilities of our uniformed public services, both in the UK and internationally, on this extended diploma.

You will test your leadership and teamwork skills in the fitness, outdoor and adventurous skills modules, and become ready for employment or progression to higher education.

Our career pathways show you a typical route through the various stages of learning, what you will learn along the way and the careers these programmes could lead onto.

What I'll learn

Study the purpose, role and responsibilities of our uniformed public services, both in the UK and internationally, on this extended diploma. You will test your leadership and teamwork skills in the fitness, outdoor and adventurous skills modules, and become ready for employment or progression to higher education.

Practical work and training play a large part in the course and residential periods provide opportunities to link theory with practice. You will be required to attend some evening and weekend assessed activities as well as a period of voluntary work for the citizenship unit.

We also have visits from uniformed public services professionals so you can gain from their experience first hand.

You gain a good understanding of uniformed public services, roles and practices, and the qualities you need to join a service. You will develop your communication, confidence, self-esteem and team-working skills. Leadership qualities and teamwork are a focus of the qualification.

You will have the opportunity to gain qualifications to progress to higher education and you will receive assistance in your preparation for employment.

 

How I'll learn

Topics covered include:

  • uniformed public service
  • employment team leadership
  • outdoor and adventurous activities
  • major incident management
  • crime and its effects on society
  • diversity and government policies
  • the public services

You have the opportunity to achieve a functional skill qualification in Englsh, maths or ICT.

 

How I'll be assessed

You are continually assessed over the two years. Each unit is marked and assessed as coursework and some assignments may be integrated across the course units. Mandatory residential trips provide opportunities to assess the practical application of outdoor activities, teamwork and leadership skills.

 

Entry Requirements

5 or more GCSEs grades 4 and above (A*-C) including English and maths
Or
BTEC level 2 Diploma grade Merit or Distinction plus GCSE grades 4 and above or Functional Skills at level 2 in English and maths

If you are interested in a Level 3 programme and have alternative qualifications you would like us to consider, please contact us with your details. Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and complete an assessment. All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.

 

How to Apply

Applying for one of our programmes is easy.

You can apply for a vocational 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.) 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.