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Certificate in Preparation for a Career in Uniform Protective Services (Intermediate) - Level 2


This course is designed for individuals wishing to pursue a career in public services and will provide you with a broad range of skills required if you wish to pursue a career in the Police, Army, Navy, Royal Marines or Fire and Rescue Services.

This qualification will also develop transferable workplace skills, such as good communication and the ability to work in a team, which employers have identified as essential for gaining employment in the sector.

It is aimed at learners who have chosen to focus their learning and career development within the Uniformed Protective Services sector and who are looking for an engaging and stimulating qualification which will prepare them for successful performance in working life and progression by developing a range of essential skills, techniques and attitudes.

The topics you will cover include employment in the uniformed services, physical fitness, team work and problem solving, health, safety and hygiene, map reading and navigation.

The course also includes a specialist unit focusing on adventurous activities.

Start dates and fees

Please note, to align with standard industry practice, purchasing a uniform is a mandatory part of this course. For further information, please don't hesitate to contact us 0808 100 3626.

Start DateCodeAnnual FeeActions
Sep 20241294A1384FREEApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our fees for adult learners page for more information.

What will I study?

  • Public service skills and support for the community
  • Employment in the uniformed protective services
  • Health, fitness for entry into the uniformed protective services
  • Activities and team work for uniformed protective services
  • Attending emergency incidents in the uniformed protective services.

Entry requirements

This course is only available to 16-18 year olds.

  • GCSE English grade 4-9 plus four GCSEs grade 3-9.

If you are a young person who is not currently studying a traditional GCSE programme, we will consider alternative qualifications such as functional skills and vocational qualifications.

Please contact our admissions team for further information -

Study programmes - essential skills for employment

If you're a student between the ages of 16 and 18 (or 19 to 25 with an EHC Plan) we want to make sure you have the best possible chances of landing an awesome job once you finish college.

Students who haven't achieved a grade 4/C in GCSE maths or English to continue studying these subjects while you're here with us. By doing so, you'll be building a strong foundation of skills that will significantly boost your employability in the future.

Think of it as a chance to supercharge your knowledge and abilities. You'll be equipped with the tools necessary to tackle the world beyond college with confidence. Plus, we'll be right here to support you every step of the way.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.

How long is the course?

1 year.

Career opportunities

How do I apply?

Apply online

Next steps

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