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Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Uniformed Protective Services

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Uniformed Protective Services

Course Content

How long is the course?

The BTEC Extended Diploma in the Uniformed Public Services is two years in duration and when achieved is equivalent UCAS points to studying 3 A Levels. In the first year of study, you will work towards the BTEC Level 3 90-Credit Diploma. Following successful completion of this qualification, you will be able to progress to the BTEC Extended Diploma.

How will I learn?

The course will involve strong practical elements with supporting classroom based sessions to raise awareness of the theoretical underpinning. Through a wide variety of individual and group tasks you will develop a range of key employability skills and personal attributes. There will also be regular opportunities to gain work based experience with the different uniformed public services through visits, workshops and guest speakers.

What subjects will I study?

The first year include study of the following subjects
 Unit 1 Government Policies and the Public Services
 Unit 2 Leadership and Teamwork in the Public Services
 Unit 3 Citizenship and Diversity
 Unit 5 Physical preparation health and lifestyle
 Unit 6 Fitness testing and training for the uniformed public services.
 Unit 14 Responding to emergency service incidents.
 Unit 17 Police Powers
 Unit 12 Crime and its effects on society
 Unit 36 Employment in the Uniformed Public Services.

Second year will include study of the following subjects
 Unit 4 Understanding Discipline in the UPS
 Unit15 Planning and management of major incidents
 Unit 20 Communication and technology in the UPS
 Unit 21 Custodial Care services
 Unit 30 Practical Team Sport
 Unit 32 Instructing physical fitness
 Unit 33 Volunteering in the UPS
 Unit 31 Exercise Health and Lifestyle
 Unit 8 Understand the impact of war, conflict and terrorism on the UPS
 Unit 16 Career Planning for the uniformed public services

How will I be assessed?

Each candidate is required to create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of 100% of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria associated with each unit. Units are graded PASS, MERIT or DISTINCTION depending on the quality of evidence produced.

The main pieces of evidence to build the portfolio could include:

• Practical, fitness and sports participation
• Assignments/projects/reports
• Professional discussions and presentations
• Diary/logbook
• Posters, leaflets and displays
• Learner and peer reports
• Volunteering/participation with the Uniformed Services

Are there any additional costs?

Due to the practical nature of the course and strong link to the Uniformed Services, students are required to purchase a uniform for mandatory elements from the college shop. This consists of a Polo, T-shirt and ¾ Zip Top in addition to black tracksuit/bottoms or leggings and suitable trainers.

A requirement for the programme is to undertake relevant work based experiences with involvement from the different uniformed public services. This may result in small additional costs for activities such as residential, enrichment activities and transport to venues.

Programme Specification

This course will prepare you for an exciting career in the Uniformed Services. Engagement in this programme will develop your skills, knowledge and competency to enhance the opportunities for successful progression to employment in the sector.

Entry Requirements

What are the entry requirements?

Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above (including maths and English) or other equivalent qualifications and an interest in a career in the uniformed public services. 

Can I get more information?

For more information please contact us:
E: Sports Tutors
Sarah Chapman
Glyn Chapman
T: 01229 844773


What opportunities will this lead to?

The programme can lead to direct entry to a range of Uniformed Service careers and apprenticeships or progression to further studies at University level for careers within the Police/Armed Forces.
• Police
• Royal Navy
• Royal Air Force
• British Army
• Fire Service
• HM Prison Service

Use this handy tool to find out more about potential careers after Full-Time Courses.

Student Profile
Bradlee Smillie

"During the course, I have built upon my existing knowledge of the Uniformed Public Services and developed my leadership and confidence skills through working with the Cumbria Army Cadet Force." Bradlee Smillie successfully completed a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Uniformed Public Services and is applying for a role in the Ministry of Defence.

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