BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Uniformed Protective Services Level 3

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Sport, Travel and Public Services

Level

Level
3

Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Full Time
Location

Location
Crosskeys Campus

Start Date

Start Date
31 August 2021

Duration

Duration
1 year

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

You'll need a minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above including either Maths/Numeracy or English/Welsh 1st Language, OR an appropriate Level 2 Diploma qualification at Merit grade with GCSEs to include either Maths/Numeracy or English/Welsh 1st Language at grade C or above.

In a nutshell

Looking for a career in public services?

With a wide variety of roles to explore, during this course you’ll study units in leadership and teamwork in the public service; citizenship and diversity in the public service; exercise, health and lifestyle; crime and its effects and government and policies in the public services. This will give you a broad insight into this exciting sector.

This course is for you if...

...you’d like to work for the armed forces, prison or emergency services

...you’d like a career in community service related organisations

...you’d like a blend of practical and classroom study

The aim of this qualification is to provide learners with a broad overview of skills, attributes and qualities to progress onto higher education or employment within the Uniformed Protective services.

What will I be doing?

This course is split equally between theory-based classroom activities and practical outdoor activities. In support of these, you’ll also experience a wide range of trips, visits and guest speakers, plus two expeditions and a course residential trip.

Course content:

Year 1

  • Unit 1 - Citizenship and Diversity
  • Unit 2 - Behaviour and Discipline in the Uniformed Protective Services
  • Unit 4 - Physical Preparation Health & Wellbeing
  • Unit 5 - Teamwork Leadership & Communication in the Uniformed Protective Services
  • Unit 10 - Skills for Outdoor Activities & the Uniformed Protective Services
  • Unit 17 - Understanding the Third Sector

Plus Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge in year 1

Year 2

  • Unit 3 - Global Affairs & Media in the Uniformed Protective Services
  • Unit 6 - Government and the Protective Services
  • Unit 7 - Planning for and Responding to Emergency Incidents
  • Unit 11 - Expedition Skills
  • Unit 13 - Introduction to Criminology
  • Unit 14 - Principles of Managing Security Threats

Plus Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge in year 2

You’ll be assessed through practical and written assignments, presentations, portfolios and observation, and on completion of the course, you’ll achieve:

  • Level 3 Public Services
  • Skills Activities
  • Maths and English (if you haven't achieved a Grade C or above at GCSE level)
  • Other relevant qualifications to enhance your skill set

What is expected of me?

To enter the course, we require:

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs Grades C or above, to include either Maths/Maths Numeracy or English/Welsh First Language
  • OR appropriate Level 2 Diploma qualification at Merit Grade with GCSEs to include either Maths/Maths Numeracy or English/Welsh First Language at Grade C or above.

Full commitment to attendance is required, and practical participation is essential in completing this course.

Adhere to the college code of conduct and behaviours.

Work both independently and within groups.

What comes next?

What qualification will you achieve?

Year 1: Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Uniformed Protective Services

Year 2: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Uniformed Protective Services

From there, progression routes include Higher Education courses in public and emergency services at Coleg Gwent or university, or employment.

Additional information

Additional costs at Crosskeys campus include:

  • £80 for a school kit
  • £45 for outdoor activities

For this course there is also a £40 fee for Duke of Edinburgh registration.

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Crosskeys Campus
(Full Time)
Start Date: 31 August 2021

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Contact our Student Recruitment team

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

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