Level 3 Diploma in Protective Services

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Uniformed Public Services OR268A01/23/2 Further Education

Course Information

This two year Level 3 Diploma in Uniformed Protective Services (smaller than the Extended Diploma) aims to help develop the skills and knowledge required to gain employment in the uniformed public services. If you are interested in a career in the Police, HM Customs & Excise, Probation Service, Fire & Rescue Service, Immigration or any public sector related job, then this is the course for you. This qualification requires motivation and a good academic level of achievement as it gives learners the opportunity to progress into Higher Education or employment in the Public Service Sector.

This course is specifically designed to give you some 'hands-on' experience whilst preparing you with that academic skills to progress in the public services or prepare you for university. Alongside practical and vocational learning the study programme requires written assignments, externally assessed examinations and classroom work with the aim of developing students to become fully independent researchers, so you will need to be disciplined in your time management of assignments.


  • Level 3 Diploma in Uniformed Protective Services
Course Content
  • You will take part in many practical activities including high ropes, climbing, kayaking and you will also achieve a good level of fitness! In addition you could achieve the following qualifications: First aid All students will have the opportunity to join the Combined Cadet Force (CCF), Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme (DofE) and can participate in Football and Rugby at various levels with the chance of joining the British Colleges Leagues college team.
    You have the opportunity to study GCSE Maths or English alongside this qualification
    1 Citizenship and Diversity (Pearson-set)
    2 Behaviour and Discipline in the Uniformed Protective Services
    4 Physical Preparation, Health and Wellbeing
    5 Teamwork, Leadership and Communication in the Uniformed Protective Services
    10 Skills for Outdoor Activities and the Uniformed Protective Services
    14 Principles of Managing Security Threats

    Year 2
    6 Government and the Protective Services
    11 Expedition Skills
    12 Developing Personal Fitness Programmes
    19 Professional Development in the Uniformed Protective Services
Entry Requirements
  • 4 GCSEs at minimum grades 9-4 / A*-C, including English and maths OR a Level 2 Diploma at Merit level including English and maths grades 9-4 / A*-C. You need a keen interest in outdoor adventure/sport/uniformed public services.
Next Steps
  • Higher Education – University / Apprenticeships / Employment
Career Opportunities
  • Police Force, Ambulance Service, Fire Service, Prison Service, Public Services, Outdoor activity centres, Coastguard, Sports/Leisure centres

Dates & Fees

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
07-Sep-2023 21-Jun-2025 9.00 a.m. 4.00 p.m.
Mode of attendance
Full Time
Day of the week Number of sessions
Course Fees

There are no course fees for eligible students aged 16-18. Students aged 19-25 may also be eligible for government funding or a student loan depending on their circumstances.

Materials Required

Approach shoes. Boots.Trainers. General fitness kit. Waterproofs. Warm base layers.
You will have the opportunity to purchase uniform at enrolment.

What's next?

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