Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 2 years Level 3 Full-Time Kirkley Hall Campus Full-time Vocational Apply Enquire

What’s it all about?

This qualification aims to provide you with the specialist knowledge, skills and understanding relating to the uniformed services in areas such as leadership skills, physical fitness and equality, diversity and inclusion, which can be applied to current or future employment in a variety of roles.

The content has been developed with employers, subject experts and tutors to ensure that it’s relevant to the real world and meets the need of employers.

You should have four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, or a relevant Level 2 qualification, ideally including Maths and/or English.

Study level Cost
19+ please enquire

Your progress will be assessed by a range of methods, including practical assessments/observations, discussions, written reports, presentations, projects, leaflets/posters, etc.

The course is 100% coursework based, so there will be no exams/tests.

English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career.

If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.

Mon-Fri between 9am-4:15pm. The course will take place over 3-4 days per week. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

This course is suitable for those that wish to pursue a career in the Uniformed Public Services. The qualification is particularly appropriate if you have an interest in progressing to a career in the emergency services or the miltary.

You will have the choice whether to study a diploma or an extended diploma over two years, depending on your long term career goals.

You will have the choice whether to study a Diploma or Extended Diploma over two years depeding on career goals.

You’ll complete 4 mandatory units then choose 14 optional units to complete, depending on your personal interest or career aspirations.

Mandatory modules:
- Prepare for a career in a chosen uniformed service
- Develop aspects of physical fitness for entry to the uniformed services
- Develop leadership skills
- Equality, diversity and inclusion

Other units include
-Values and Standards
-Security Procedures
-Crime Scene Investigation
-Emergency Planning
-Mental and Physical Wellbeing
-Collaboration between UPS

The Extended Diploma will have an adiditonal 6 units to complete over two years


What’s next?

You could progress into an apprenticeship or into Higher Education (including University).

Completing this course will support you in progressing to a career in the military or thel emergency services, such as becoming a paramedic or working within the police, fire service or prison service.

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