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This programme is designed for those seriously considering employment within a uniformed public or emergency service, such as the police, ambulance and paramedic services, Royal Navy, fire service, Royal Air Force, prison service or HM Customs. This programme also works closely with our 999 Academy to give you the opportunity to work alongside a range of emergency services in the South West of England and gain vital work experience skills.
Close links with potential employers are an additional feature of the programme as well as participation in various team competitions. The programme is divided into units of study delivered over a one-year period in a trimester format. To achieve the Diploma, you must successfully complete all units, which may include:
Work experience is an important element of the course, allowing you to sample the full range of employment opportunities in the armed and emergency services. Previous students visited military establishments like 40 Commando, the police headquarters at Portishead and Exeter Prison. There is also the chance to join the week-long British Army Look at Life course to gain valuable experience and a thorough understanding of life in the public services
You will be monitored and assessed throughout the course to ensure you achieve as high a level as possible. Assessment is continuous throughout the course and methods include written work, presentations, evidence logbooks and practical work.
On successful completion you may progress to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Uniformed Protective Services or another relevant Level 2 or 3 qualification. Alternatively, you may choose to seek employment in a wide range of related occupations.
|Course Title||Uniformed Protective Services Diploma Level 2|
You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 2 range with at least one grade 4, or an
Several public and emergency services organisations require applicants to be
I found the entire experience of studying my Level 2 course really rewarding, that I decided to further my knowledge by completing a Level 3 course. I’m continually learning new skills and it’s really helping my professional development in the workplace.
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