Level 3 National Foundation Diploma Uniformed Protective Services

Entry Requirements

4 GCSE’s at grade C/4 and above, including in English and maths (a grade 3/D in maths may be acceptable pending a discussion with course tutors), or the Level 2 Diploma in Public Services at Distinction grade and English language 4 or above.

You will be required to attend an interview at college and a School reference will be requested.

What's Involved

Course overview

This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success when moving towards a career in the uniformed protective services, for example, Police, Fire & Rescue Service's, HM Prison Service and the Armed Forces. You will find out what people in different services do in their job roles, how they work and how they interact with each other. You will develop skills and qualities that potential uniformed service employers would be looking for. You will have the opportunity to visit a variety of uniformed service establishments throughout the course, and this could include residential visits. Display and recruiting teams from the uniformed protective service will visit you at the college to talk about different aspects of working within their specific service environments.

You will be given the opportunity to go on work experience at certain times during your course.

To develop your employability opportunities you may also be given enrichment classes. This may focus upon additional qualifications, industrial updating and career preparation.

Maximum UCAS points is 84. (Equivalent to one and a half A Level's)

After successful completion of this course you will be able to progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Uniformed Protective Services.

Course Assessment Method

Throughout the course you are continuously assessed using a variety of methods, eg assignments, practical assessments, presentations etc. these will form 76% of the marks and one external assessed unit in the form of a written exam (24% of marks) Functional skills are also included in the programme and assessed externally.

What's Next

After successful completion of this course you could progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Public Uniformed Services or into careers within the Armed Forces, the Emergency Services or other Public Services.

What if I Need Support

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

What does it Cost?

This course is free if you are 16-18 years of age on August 31 of the calendar year in which you begin your studies. If you are 19 - 23 years of age fees may apply. However help may be available. To see if you can receive any funding call our Student Services Team on 01325 503030. If you are 24+ then this course qualifies for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan. Full details on the www.studentfinancedirect.co.uk

Course Information
Qualification Type: BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Uniformed Protective Services
Level: Level 3
Awarding Body: BTEC exam entries
Academic Year: 21/22
Start Date: September 2021

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