About The Course
This course is a basic introductory programme to the Uniformed Protective Services where you will develop a broad foundation of practical skills, knowledge and interpersonal skills that are required to pursue a career in this industry. You will be encouraged to gain an understanding of a range of different uniformed public services and develop key skills such as teamwork, leadership, and problem-solving skills.
Four GCSEs at grade 2 or above, including English at grade 3 or above. Learners must demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment for their for the Protective Services and the development of their own leadership, teamwork, fitness levels and communication skills.
Progress routes include the Level 2 Diploma, on successful completion of the course and completing GCSEs taken. Students wishing to progress must also have an exemplary record for attendance, punctuality and commitment to study. You will also be a good position to progress onto a number of alternative Level 2 courses, employment within the Protective Services or a Level 2 apprenticeship.
Some example units include:
- Wellbeing and Fitness for Protective Service
- Protective Service Careers
- Personal Skills for the Protective Services
- Managing your Health at Work
- Practical Teamwork in the Protective Service
- Map Reading
- Protective Service Incidents
- Planning and Participating in an Event
- Expedition Skills
- Developing Personal Skills for Leadership
Level 1 Diploma in Protective Services
This course is fully internally assessed. You will learn through a variety of theory and practical sessions and be assessed via a range of methods including:
- Written reports
- Practical observations
A variety of work experience opportunities including stewarding at public events, overnight visits with the Army, public charity events or emergency service role plays. Students will also attend guest lectures from a variety of Protective Services personnel.