Level 3 Extended Diploma in Uniformed Public Services


Course Title: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Uniformed Public 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, Armed Forces, Fire & Rescue Service, Immigration or any public sector related job, then this is the course for you. Managed and taught by experts with experience in the police, military and outdoor education, this qualification requires motivation and a good academic level of achievement as it gives learners the opportunity to progress into Higher Education. The course is specifically designed to provide a balance between academic and 'hands-on'. You will take part in many practical activities including high ropes, climbing and kayaking, and you will be expected to maintain and improve fitness levels throughout. Along with developing your leadership, teambuilding and communication skills through adventurous activities, the programme requires written assignments and classroom work. The course aims for 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: Government, policies and the public services Leadership and teamwork in the uniformed public services Citizenship, contemporary society and the public services Skills for water-based outdoor and adventurous activities Physical preparation, health and fitness Practical team sports Land navigation by map and compass Responding to emergency service incidents. Year 2 units include: War and conflict International perspectives for the uniformed public services Outdoor and adventurous expeditions Crime and its effects on society Planning for and management of major incidents Uniformed public services employment Communications and technology in uniformed public services. 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 Option to include: National Governing Body (NGB) Awards in canoeing (additional costs apply).

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at minimum grades 9-4 / A*-C, including English and maths OR a Level 2 Diploma at Merit level including English and maths grades 9-4 / A*-C. You need a keen interest in outdoor adventure/sport/uniformed public services.

Next Steps

Higher Education - University

Career Ops

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 Total Fee Full Cost Total Fee 19-23 Total Fee 24+
02-Sep-19 25-Jun-21 9.15 a.m. 4.45 p.m. Full time 3 days plus work experience 210

Course Length

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



Material 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.