Uniformed Public Services Diploma Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

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. This gives 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:

  • Public service skills
  • Health and fitness
  • Adventurous activities
  • Expedition skills
  • Leadership and teamwork

Work experience allows you to sample the full range of employment opportunities in the armed and emergency services. Previous students have visited military establishments like 40 Cdo and the Police Headquarters at Portishead and Exeter Prison. There is also the change to join the week long British Army ‘Look of Life’ course to gain valuable experience and a thorough understanding of life in the public services.

Assessment Methods

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.

Progression Options

On successful completion of the course you may progress to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Uniformed Public Services or another relevant Level 2 or 3 course. Alternatively, you may choose to seek employment in a wide range of related occupations.

Course Summary

Course Title Uniformed Public Services Diploma Level 2
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 2 range, with at least one grade 4, or an
appropriate Level 1 qualification, together with high levels of motivation and
an interest in public services. Sport and fitness play a large part, as well as
a positive attitude and willingness to give everything a try.
Please note
that a large number of public and emergency services organisations require
applicants to be clear of the symptoms of asthma for successful

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Studying here has given me skills that will help me go on to higher education or into employment, and my tutor has been very supportive throughout my time here.

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