Uniformed Protective Services Level 3

This qualification covers the fundamentals of the Uniformed Protective Services sector. The topics studied are designed to underpin the entry requirements of a number of the Uniformed Protective Services. You will study 5 units over the year incorporating both practical and theoretical elements.




Level 3

Course Type

16 +




Options Course Code Starts Ends
apply 60132y1 09/09/24 04/07/25

What will I study?

Topics studied during year one consist of;

• Citizenship and Diversity • Behaviour and Discipline in the Uniformed Protective Services • Physical Preparation, Health and Wellbeing • Teamwork, Leadership and Communication in the Uniformed Protective Services • Expedition Skills

The course content allows learners to develop the essential skills and knowledge identified in the sector, such as discipline, teamwork and communication. It also allows learners to develop a healthy lifestyle and the physical fitness skills that are required for entry to a number of uniformed protective services roles.

What previous qualifications or experience do I need?

Minimum five grade 4-9 at GCSE or successful completion of the Level 2 course, and English and/or maths at grade 4.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in a variety of ways including essays and reports, as well as presentations and one exam in year one. There will be practical assessments as well which require students to demonstrate competencies in selected skills.

What qualification will I achieve?

Students will achieve a BTEC Level 3 Uniformed Protective Services Foundation Diploma.

What can I do after completing this course?

This qualification is primarily designed to support progression to employment following further study at university. However, it also supports learners progressing directly to employment, if studied as a one-year full-time study programme. It will give learners the knowledge and understanding required to apply for a range of entry-level roles within the uniformed protective services sector, or for employment as an apprentice within the sector, where learners will complete additional training and qualifications to gain the skills and knowledge required to progress in their chosen profession.

Are there any extra costs?

Cost of the course will be approximately £275 in year one which covers: educational visits, induction activities, uniform (outdoor kit), trips and outdoor adventurous activities.

Additional Info

All students are expected to participate and be able to fully complete all aspects of the course including outdoor and land and water based adventurous activities and physical training.