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Uniformed Protective Services: Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma

OUR COURSES INCLUDE group expeditions, outdoor and adventurous activities to hone your problem-solving, leadership, teamwork and cohesion skills.

Course information

Course Summary

This course is the ideal qualification for students who wish to enter the public services as you will be trained in the different disciplines required in the uniformed services.

Course Code:N1045
Study Type:Full Time
Academic Level:Level 3
Awarded by:Pearson  
Course Length

Two years

Course Detail

During the two years you will study leadership and management techniques, focus on government policies and the protective services, team development, physical preparation for the protective services as well as outdoor adventure units. The course will also provide entry qualifications to Higher Education.

This course is made up of 13 units, where you will study seven core units and six optional units.

Mandatory Units:

    • Citizenship and Diversity
    • Behaviour and Discipline in the Uniform Protective Services (external exam)
    • Global Affairs, the Media and the Uniformed Protective Services
    • Physical Preparation, Health and Wellbeing
    • Teamwork, Leadership and Communications in the Uniformed Protective Services
    • Government and the Protective Services (external exam)
    • Planning for and Responding to Emergency Incidents

Optional Units:

    • Custodial Care
    • Sociological Perspectives
    • Skills for Outdoor Activities
    • Expedition Skills
    • Police Powers and the Lax
    • Introduction to Criminology
Course Fees

Fees for 2022/23: £3,290

Please note:

  • Fees are for 2022/23 and relate to home and EU students
  • Students aged 16 to 18, or those aged 16 to 24 who have a valid EHCP, and are studying Further Education courses are not normally charged for course fees
  • For more information about financial support, please click here.

You will have to pay for the following:

  • Trips, costing approximately £370.00
  • Books, costing approximately £56
Entry Requirements

New Students

Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, to include either English or Mathematics.

Progressing Students

A Level 2 at Merit, and either English or Mathematics at grade 4 or above. Your tutor will determine your capability Of studying at Level 3, including by assessing your behaviour, attendance, attitude and punctuality.

Your Next Steps

From this course you can either progress on to Higher Education at HND or degree level or into your chosen service providing you meet their entry requirements in the armed and public services.

Potential career routes in the Public Services industry:

  • Armed Forces
  • Army
  • Community Leadership
  • Emergency Services
  • Fire Brigade
  • Fitness
  • Police Force
  • Prison Services
  • Royal Air Force
  • Royal Navy
  • Security
  • Territorial Army
  • UK Border Agency
Other Information


This Nescot College website describes the facilities and courses which the College intends to offer during the academic year commencing Autumn 2022. The web pages are prepared in advance of the academic year to which they relate and every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in these pages is helpful, fair and accurate at the time of printing. However, this information is subject to change over time.

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Last updated - 11/07/2022