Course Overview

This course is ideal for learners who have a keen interest in the public services sector or wish to start a career in areas such as the RAF, Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Police, Prison or Fire Service. Students will develop communication skills used in leadership and teamwork, learn more about uniformed services and understand and develop practical skills such as land navigation; as well as study crime and its effects on society.

Within this course learners will get the opportunity to go on trips, previously students have been on residential trips to Army camps.

This course can be taken as a single course subject or as a double qualifcation.

You could complement your studies with Extended Opportunities including First Aid, Duke of Edinburgh.

This qualification is delivered through Pearson BTEC exam board.

Who is this course aimed at?

This course is aimed at students who:

  • Have a keen interest in the public services
  • Would like to progress in careers such as RAF, Royal Nay, Royal Marines, Police, Prison or Fire Service
  • Would like to progress onto Higher Education in Social Sciences, Criminology, Politics or Law related fields
  • That can apply themselves to academic and practical areas of law, social sciences, politics and health and fitness
  • That are a good team player

What will you learn?

This course is assessed by internal and external assessments including practical activities, group projects and written assignments. Extended Certificate: 

  • Behaviour and Discipline in the Uniformed Protective Services
  • Teamwork, Leadership and Communications in the Uniformed Protective Services
  • Plus 1 Optional unit
National Diploma: 
  • Citizenship and Diversity
  • Behaviour and Discipline in the Uniformed Protective Services
  • Physical Preparation, Health and Wellbeing
  • Teamwork, Leadership and Communications in the Uniformed Protective Services
  • Government and the Protective Services
  • Plus 2 Optional Unit

BTEC Level Three

Course Leader:
Andy Petch

Course Length:
Two Years

Entry Requirements:
GCSE Grade 4 in English and a creative subject with an average points score of 3.2 or above.

How is the course assessed:
This course is assessed by practical activities, group projects and written assignments.

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The Public Services course is fantastic, with a teacher who always keeps the lessons fun ad with a great set of students, you can't go far wrong!

Harry Anderson, Queen Elizabeth High School , Gainsborough Academy