Uniformed Protective Services

Subject Intent: Why Uniformed Protective Services?

Uniformed Protective Services provides students with a wealth of knowledge to achieve many desired progression routes both in the services or onwards to higher education.

The course is delivered in a way that help promote transferable skills and appropriately prepares students for academic progression or a route straight into employment whilst also focusing on wellbeing and highlighting the importance of exercise and factors that can impact the body.

What will I study?

Each course is made up of various units comprised of both internally assessed coursework and one or more externally assessed exam. The content delivered on the course is varied and may include some of the below units.

  • Behaviour and discipline in the Uniformed Protective Services.
  • Teamwork, leadership and communication in the Uniformed Protective Services.
  • Physical preparation, health and wellbeing.
  • Skills for outdoor activities and the Uniformed Protective Services.
  • Introduction to criminology.

Uniformed Protective Services

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What are lessons like in this subject?

We offer different qualifications on the Uniformed Protective Services course from the Extended Certificate (1 A-level equivalent) to the Extended Diploma (3 A-level equivalent). The course is an introduction to the protective services sector and predominantly focuses on agencies such as the police, fire service, armed services and prison service.

This pathway is ideal for supporting learners who want to progress to higher education courses in the sector, before entering employment. The course is diverse, exciting and challenging and gives learners the opportunity to not only study inside the classroom but to also take part in fitness focused units and various offsite activities. Throughout the duration of the course, you will be given the opportunity to grow in confidence with a variety of different educational visits, including paintballing, water-sports and army days. It also enhances your knowledge on specific services through insight days and guest speaker sessions. You will have the chance to attend university open days to gain important information on various related courses which will help to widen your options and support your aspirations.

What our


Studying Uniformed Protective Services really did determine my decision on joining the Police. This course gave me an insight into my dream job before I even applied. This course gave me a number of opportunities to see the inside world of Public Service roles, such as attending the West Yorkshire Police Training Centre at Carr Gate and HM Prison in Leeds.

Deniz Ucar, Carleton Community High School

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