Why Study Uniformed Protective Services?

This two year course is suitable for learners wishing to gain skills and knowledge to apply for a uniformed service career (subject to meeting service application and selection standards) or progressing to a variety of Higher Education Courses at university. The units that may be studied are: Citizenship & Diversity; Physical Preparation, Health & Wellbeing; Government & the Protective Services; Skills for Outdoor Activities; Expedition Skills; Global Affairs.

These courses consist of a mixture of practical and classroom activities and will have a variety of assessment activities, most of which is coursework. Coursework includes presentation, reports, practical observations and peer assessments. Level 3 assessment is by the submission of coursework for most units, with one unit each year externally examined.

Why study Uniformed Protective Services at Worcester Sixth Form College?

We place a strong emphasis on allowing students to carry out practical activities, not just to develop their practical skills but to provide them with a full range of learning experiences.

A variety of activities will be used to reflect the structure of the units and to enable you to get a real feel for a uniformed service career, e.g. discussions;, guest speakers, practical activities, demonstrations and activities provided by a range of uniformed and public services and voluntary sector organisations.

We have a flexible teaching approach but understand the need to complete homework, respect deadlines and set high standards.

We have a range of online learning and assessment materials.

In the past a number of trips and expeditions have been organised to a variety of locations, including:

Aztec Water Park; The Forest of Dean and Wyre Forest; West Mercia Police Headquarters; RAF Brize Norton; County Council Planning Department; Police Riot training/RAF Cosford Museum; Fire and Rescue Service HQ; Variety of Adventurous activities; Multi day Expedition (Malvern Hills Practice and Long Mynd Assessed).

There are also regular visits from guest speakers including:

Services Careers Sessions; Police Use of Force/Army Personal Development Activities; Royal Marines Visibility Team/RAF Motivational Outreach Team; RNLI/Amnesty International; Equality and Diversity speakers from Police and Ambulance Service.

Progression Opportunities

Former students have progressed to careers with the Police, FARS, Army, Navy, Airforce and Royal Marines.

Many students at the end of the second year progress to a variety of Higher Education courses including Paramedic, Police, FARS and Criminology degrees.

Jasmine Link

Jasmine Link

Uniformed Protective Services - Stourport High School
I chose to study Uniformed Protective Services as I plan to join the Police in the future. I have enjoyed studying this course as the teachers in my classes are really supportive, easy to talk to and provide help when it is needed. The trips we go on are interesting and fun, and we often have guest speakers, usually people who work within the public services sector, who come to demonstrate what they do, often getting us involved in activities relating to their jobs. After College, I hope to gain an apprenticeship with the Police.

Entry Requirements

Essential QualificationsOther Desirable Qualifications / CombinationsSkills & Attributes Required for SuccessGuidance on Costs or Commitments
Please see ‘General Course Entry Requirements’GCSE Maths and English at grade 4 or above, otherwise will be added to your programme of study. DofE.Good levels of fitness Ability to participate in physical activity and expeditions, An interest in joining a Public Service. As above including: the ability to participate in land and water based outdoor activities.£90 for the visits and outdoor activities elements.

Qualification Levels & Enrollment Options

Qualification NameA Level EquivalenceDurationAwarding Body
Extended Certificate1 A Level (2 Blocks)1 yearPearson BTEC
Extended Diploma2 A Levels (2 Blocks)1 year (to be studied after successful completion of Extended Certificate)Pearson BTEC

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