Uniformed Protective Services Level 3 Extended Diploma

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Trafford College


Altrincham Campus

Course Overview

This is an academic two year course that will provide students with the working knowledge of a variety of public services and inform them of the employment opportunities available. It will be of particular interest to individuals who wish to enter and pursue a career in the Police Service, the Fire & Rescue Service, the Ambulance Service, the Armed Forces, Prison and Security Services or HM Customs & Excise.

The range of skills developed on the course can be transferred to a broad spectrum of vocations, past students have gone on to become police officers, soldiers, teachers, managers of major supermarket chains, and work within the fitness industry.

Further Details


College 16-18

Course Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 2 years


Uniformed Services

Year 1 – 5 GCSEs at grades 9 – 4 including maths and English.

Year 2 – 5 GCSEs at grades 9 – 4 including maths and English along with a Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Public Services.

Students on this course have the opportunity to complete the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme at Bronze, Silver or Gold depending on your study programme.

Are there any special facilities for the programme?
Sports Hall, Strive Fitness Suite, visits/residential to various uniformed services establishments (Army, Royal Navy ect.). Presentation teams from a number of emergency services visit throughout the year. Specialist activity centres are frequently used to deliver sessions of rock climbing, abseiling, canoeing, caving and expeditions.

Over the 2 year period you will study a range of 18 different units that include:

Citizenship & Diversity
Behaviour & Discipline in the Uniformed Protective Services
Physical Preparation, Health & Wellbeing
Teamwork, Leadership & Communication in the Uniformed Protective Services
Government & the Protective Services
Skills for Outdoor Activities & the Uniformed Services
Expedition Skills
Professional Development in the Uniformed Protective Services

A career within the Public Services, employment or Higher Education

Assessment is continuous and you will complete a variety of assignments that will assess different skills; these will take the form of presentations, reports, essays or interviews. Each unit studied will be graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction.

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are resident in the UK and the European Economic Area for the last 3 years. (You must be under 19 on 31st August in the calendar year that you start your course).

19+ learners – please contact the Customer Services Team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

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