Uniformed Public Services


Course Title: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Protective Services
Course Code: OR211

Department: Uniformed Public Services
Course Type: Full time

This two year course aims to help develop the skills and knowledge required to gain employment in the uniformed public services. If you are interested in a career in the Police, HM Customs & Excise, Probation Service, Fire & Rescue Service, Immigration or any public sector related job, then this is the course for you.

This qualification requires motivation and a good academic level of achievement as it gives learners the opportunity to progress into Higher Education or employment in the Public Service Sector. The course is specifically designed to provide a balance between academic and 'hands-on'. The first year of study will be focussed on vocational studies whilst the second year will help develop your leadership qualities.

Alongside practical and vocational learning the study programme requires written assignments and classroom work with the aim of developing students to become fully independent researchers, so you will need to be disciplined in your time management of assignments. It is designed to give a realistic approach to achieving a career within the uniformed public services.



Extended Diploma in Public Services (QCF)

Course Content

Year 1 units include:
Physical Preparation, Health and Lifestyle for the Public Services 10
Fitness Testing and Training for the Uniformed Public Services 10
Understanding Discipline in the Uniformed Public Services 10
Government, policies and the public services 10
Police Powers in the Public Services 5
Custodial Care Services 10
Crime and its effects on society 10
Security Procedures in the Public Services 10
Responding to Emergency Service Incidents 10
Communication and Technology in the Uniformed Public Services 10

Year 2 units include:
Exercise, Health and Lifestyle 10
Citizenship, Diversity and the Public Services 15
Leadership and Teamwork in the Public Services 15
Command and Control in the Uniformed Public Services 10
Planning and Management of Major Incidents 10
Skills for Land-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities 10
Skills for Water-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities 10
Outdoor and Adventurous Expeditions 10

You will take part in many practical activities including high ropes, climbing, kayaking and you will also achieve a good level of fitness!

In addition you could achieve the following qualifications:
First aid

All students will have the opportunity to join the Combined Cadet Force (CCF), Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme (DofE) and can participate in Football and Rugby at various levels with the chance of joining the British Colleges Leagues college team.

Next Steps

Higher Education - University

Career Opportunities

Public or armed services Outdoor activity centres Coastguard Sports/Leisure centres Schools, Colleges and Universities Youth leadership.

Dates & Fees

Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Mode of Attendance Days of the Week No of sessions
07-Sep-20 24-Jun-22 9.15 a.m. 4.45 p.m. Full time 210
Total Fee Full Cost Total Fee 19-23 Total Fee 24+

Additional Costs

You will be required to purchase kit at the start of the course at £120 - this cost will include a contribution towards additional educational visits. It is also recommended that applicants set aside £50 towards costs of the expedition which is held at the end of the course. All Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided.

Location & Contact Details


Kingston Maurward College Main Campus | Directions


Course Helpline 01305 215215

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Materials Required

The applicant will be issued with a kit list at the start of the course and will be required to purchase a public services uniform and outdoor footwear.


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