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Certificate/Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Public Services - Level 3

Overview

This course provides excellent preparation if you wish to enter the uniformed public services such as the fire service, police force, armed forces or prison service. You will gain an insight into all aspects of the job and the entry tests of the various services.

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Entry requirements

Four GCSEs with at least grade 4/C including English or maths.

Following your application you will normally be offered a place on a course subject to achieving the entry requirements and attending a welcome taster.

Mature students (those aged 21 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible, subject to an interview. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses.

Start dates and fees

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20191 yr(s)1412A1021FREEFREE* to £2570.00Apply

* If you are aged 19-23 and studying your first Level 3 course then that course may be free. Please contact us for more details. If you are aged 19 or over and either studying a second Level 3 course or qualifying Level 4, 5 or 6 course you may be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the costs.

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How will I be assessed?

  • Practical and task-based work
  • Assignments
  • Presentations
  • Examinations
  • Observation and fieldwork study

What does the course lead to?

Employment in the public and uniformed services.

What will I study?

Units include:

  • Develop Leadership Skills
  • Develop Aspects of Physical Fitness for Entry to the Uniformed Services
  • Map Reading and Navigation
  • Understanding Conflict Management and Personal Protection
  • Participate in Uniformed Service Routine

Functional Skills/GCSE in English and maths at an appropriate level will also be studied if you have not attained a GCSE grade 4/C or above.

The programme of study will include a mandatory work placement which you will be expected to arrange and complete with an industry relevant employer. As part of your studies you will also be expected to participate in work experience, volunteering and fund raising for charities.

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

What can I go on to study?

  • Related university-level courses
  • Related employment

How do I apply?

Apply online

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