About The Course
The Level 2 Diploma in Protective Services will provide you with specialist, industry-relevant knowledge, understanding and skills that are necessary for pursuing a career in a range of uniformed services. Over the course of the programme, you will study a range of specialist units and participate in a number of trips, visits, events, and activities that will set you on the path of your chosen career.
With expert tutors, we will provide an environment where a potential future protective services employee can mature by developing the required confidence, team-working and physical fitness and skills that are appropriate for direct progression to employment or to continue their studies.
The course is delivered by experienced Lecturers with Protective Services backgrounds. The units are taught via a multitude of engaging and exciting methods including, role plays, guest speakers, trips and expedition alongside traditional lectures and interactive online learning.
Five GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English or maths at grade 4 or above. Applicants must be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for the Protective Services and the development of their own leadership, teamwork, fitness levels and communication skills.
Successful completion of this course will lead to opportunities to progress onto a Level 3 qualification in Protective Services (Public Services), onto an apprenticeship or into direct employment.
Some example units include:
- Protective Service Skills
- Employment in the Uniformed Protective Services
- Career Planning for the Protective Services
- Improving Health & Fitness for Entry to the Uniformed Protective Services
- Adventurous Activities & Teamwork for the Protective Services
- Crime & its Effects
- Expedition Skills in Protective Services
This is a fast-paced course which encompasses the core values of the Protective Services, preparing you for application and selection in the sector. The course makes full use of the excellent facilities:
- Modern classrooms, fully equipped with IT support
- 3 full-size football pitches & a full-sized rugby pitch
- A state of the art sports hall, incorporating 4 badminton courts, a full-sized basketball court and cricket nets
- Indoor and outdoor climbing facilities
- High & low rope courses
- Archery range
- A fully-equipped fitness centre and a separate strength and conditioning facility
Uniform and PPE: All Protective Service students will be required to purchase the compulsory BCA kit, which is appropriate to their programme. We try to keep all compulsory kit bundles to a minimum cost and then give the option for you to purchase additional items. Clean, practical kit must be brought in every day.
You can place your kit order online and select the Protective Services option. You will have to register and create an account before ordering. Please refer to the size guide and ensure that the sizes you order are correct. Once the kit has been personalised with the BCA logo, refunds/exchanges will not be permitted.
Returning students are very welcome to order another complete bundle, however, you will already have some kit from last year, so you may decide just to order a few additional items. Please email Nicky Cornelius, Curriculum Assistant email@example.com for the specific link to order individual items.
Stationary: All students will be required to bring appropriate stationery and a notebook to all lessons. We advise students to purchase a ring binder folder to keep class notes and resources in, for future reference. BCA do not supply pens, pencils, rulers or notepads. All students will be required to bring their own set of headphones for blended learning sessions. The headphones do not need to be expensive but must be P.C. compatible.
Level 2 Diploma in Protective Services (Public Services)
Protective Service students may have the opportunity to complete additional qualifications as part of their study programme. The training for these qualifications will form part of the course syllabus, however, the actual exam will be optional and will incur an additional cost. We will notify you of any details relating to these courses as and when necessary.
This course is fully internally assessed which will be via a variety of methods including:
- Written reports
- Practical observations
All students will participate in a number of scenario-based exercises aimed to develop skills for working in pressurised environments. Students will also have opportunities to visit and participate in taster experiences for a number of protective service roles.