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Bradford College

Uniformed Protective Services

Subject Area
Uniformed and Protective Services
Study Level
Adult, School Leavers, Level 3
Start Date
September 2022
Duration
2 years
Study Mode
Full-time

  Overview

Study Level
Adult, School Leavers, Level 3
Qualification Gained
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Uniformed Protective Services, Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Uniformed Protective Services
Start Date
05/09/2022
Duration
2 years Full-time
Study Mode
Full-time

Our courses are suited to learners with a genuine interest in a career within the Uniformed Protective Services including: Fire, Police, Ambulance, Prison, Customs & Excise and the Armed Services (British Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and Royal Marines).

The course is stimulating and varied, as it combines classroom-based study with exciting practical and outdoor activities, alongside numerous experiences with the uniformed services themselves.

  Key Info

Learning is delivered through both theory and practical based sessions. Further learning will be carried out on work experience, from visiting guest speakers and on day visits and residential opportunities with the Uniformed Services. You will also be expected to take responsibility for independent study outside of your timetable, as directed by your tutors, using Moodle, the Virtual Learning Environment platform.

You will develop skills in:

  • Improved Written and Verbal Communication Skills
  • Ability to Work Independently and in a Team
  • Academic Writing, Research and Presentation Skills
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Discipline
  • Time Management
  • Personal Presentation / Appearance
  • Instructional and Leadership Skills

Entry to our courses requires a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or C or above, including GCSE English and Maths. You should have a genuine interest in future careers in the Uniformed Services and / or Higher Education studies in related fields. Entry requirements may differ depending upon the level you begin with.

Assessments include written assignments, synoptic assignments, practical activities as well as individual and group presentations. As well as internal assignments, you will be assessed externally which includes examination.

It is expected you will cover up to 80 hours work experience on the course. This will include specific placement on experiences with a range of uniformed services. Day visits, guest speakers / workshops and residentials with the Uniformed Services are all included within this timeframe and your tutors and our work placement officers will arrange these for you.

Successful completion of our courses can lead to progression to further study as well as employment within the Uniformed Public Services including: Fire, Police, Ambulance, Prison, Customs & Excise and the Armed Services (British Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and Royal Marines).

  Fees

If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees. If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee.

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Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement.

When you sign forms and accept a place at the College, you agree to abide by College rules and any changes made to them, and accept that we have the right to reject applicants. You also accept that there are certain circumstances that could prevent us from providing some services or programmes. These are: changes in Government funding policy, low class numbers; severe weather conditions; severe damage to buildings; circumstances which may affect the health and safety of staff and/or students, or any other relevant circumstances outside the reasonable control of the College. In these cases, we reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service.

  Overview

National Foundation Diploma in Uniformed Protective Services

Study Level
Adult, School Leavers, Level 3
Qualification Gained
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Uniformed Protective Services
Start Date
05/09/2022
Duration
2 years Full-time
Study Mode
Full-time

This course is suited to learners with a genuine interest in a career within the Uniformed Protective Services including: Fire, Police, Ambulance, Prison, Customs & Excise and the Armed Services (British Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and Royal Marines).

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Uniformed Protective Services is intended to support progression to further study and accessing higher education. It is also equally suited for learners to progress to employment in the uniformed protective services. This course supports the shift towards increased graduate employment in the sector. The course is stimulating and varied, as it combines classroom-based study with exciting practical and outdoor activities, alongside numerous experiences with the uniformed services themselves.

  Key Info

It is expected you will cover between 30 to 60 hours work experience on the course. This will include a work placement with your chosen uniformed service where possible. Day visits, guest speakers / workshops and residentials with the Uniformed Services are all included within this. You will develop skills in:

  • Improved Written and Verbal Communication Skills
  • Instructional / Coaching and Leadership Skills
  • Ability to Work Independently and in a Team
  • Academic Writing and Presentation Skills
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Discipline
  • Time Management
  • Personal Presentation / Appearance

You will benefit from:

  • Access to free health and fitness facilities at Bradford College
  • Lecturers who have a large amount of experience and have worked in uniformed public services
  • Exciting work experience opportunities as the College has excellent links to various Uniformed Public Services
  • Progress coaches and intervention officers to support your journey to success through your programme of study

Year 1 and 2:

  • Career Planning
  • Understanding Discipline
  • Outdoor and Adventurous Expeditions
  • Understanding Impact of War, Conflict and Terrorism
  • Physical Preparation, Health and Lifestyle
  • Command and Control
  • Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise
  • Leadership and Teamwork
  • Government and Policies in the Public Services
  • Citizenship, Diversity in the Public Services
  • Fitness Testing and Training
  • Communication and Technology

Entry to this course requires 5 GCSEs at grade A-C/9-4, including GCSE English and Maths. As well as this, a related qualification e.g. BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Uniformed Public Services is preferable.

You will need a genuine interest in future careers in the uniformed services and / or Higher Education studies in related fields and a positive academic performance on previous college courses or at schools previously attended.

Internal Assessments

3 of the 5 units on the course are internally assessed. Ways in which you can be internally assessed include:-

  • Written assignments including reports, leaflets and posters.
  • Synoptic Assessment – Applying learning, knowledge, skills to a vocational task.#
  • Practical activities / Role Play
  • Individual and Group Presentations

# The synoptic assessment is carried out on the Teamwork, Leadership and Communication in the Uniformed Protective Services unit

 

Externally Assessed Unit

1 of the modules (Behaviour and Discipline in the Uniformed Protective Services) is assessed through a written exam lasting 2 hours which will assess your knowledge and understanding of the units learning outcomes once it has been delivered. Support materials are given for this exam and it is possible to re-sit the assessment if required.

Externally Set Unit Assessment.

1 of the modules (Citizenship and Diversity) is externally set on a chosen theme within the unit and documentation and guidance on the assessment is provided by Pearson.

It is expected you will cover up to 160 hours work experience on the course. This will include specific placement on experiences with a range of uniformed services. Day visits, guest speakers / workshops and residentials with the Uniformed Services are all included within this timeframe and your tutors and our work placement officers will arrange these for you.

Successful completion of this course can lead to progression to further study as well as employment within the Uniformed Protective Services.

  Fees

If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees. If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee.

Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement.

When you sign forms and accept a place at the College, you agree to abide by College rules and any changes made to them, and accept that we have the right to reject applicants. You also accept that there are certain circumstances that could prevent us from providing some services or programmes. These are: changes in Government funding policy, low class numbers; severe weather conditions; severe damage to buildings; circumstances which may affect the health and safety of staff and/or students, or any other relevant circumstances outside the reasonable control of the College. In these cases, we reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service.

  Overview

National Extended Certificate in Uniformed Protective Services

Study Level
Adult, School Leavers, Level 3
Qualification Gained
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Uniformed Protective Services
Start Date
05/09/2022
Duration
Study Mode
Full-time

This course is suited to learners with a genuine interest in a career within the Uniformed Protective Services including: Fire, Police, Ambulance, Prison, Customs & Excise and the Armed Services (British Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and Royal Marines).

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Uniformed Protective Services is intended to support progression to further study and accessing higher education. It is also equally suited for learners to progress to employment in the uniformed protective services.

The course is stimulating and varied, as it combines classroom-based study with exciting practical and outdoor activities, alongside numerous experiences with the uniformed services themselves.

  Key Info

Learning is delivered through both theory and practical based sessions. Further learning will be carried out on work experience, from visiting guest speakers and on day visits and residential opportunities with the Uniformed Services. You will also be expected to take responsibility for independent study outside of your timetable, as directed by your tutors, using Moodle, the Virtual Learning Environment platform. You will develop skills in:

  • Improved Written and Verbal Communication Skills
  • Ability to Work Independently and in a Team
  • Academic Writing, Research and Presentation Skills
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Discipline
  • Time Management
  • Personal Presentation / Appearance
  • Instructional and Leadership Skills

You will benefit from:

  • Access to free health and fitness facilities at Bradford College
  • Lecturers who have a large amount of experience and have worked in uniformed public services
  • Exciting work experience opportunities as the College has excellent links to various Uniformed Public Services
  • Progress coaches and intervention officers to support your journey to success through your programme of study

Year 1: include the following 2 mandatory units:

  1. Teamwork, Leadership and Communication in the Uniformed Protective Services
  2. Behaviour and Discipline in the Uniformed Protective Services (Externally Assessed)

Two further units will be selected from the following options:

  • Skills for Outdoor Activities and the Uniformed Protective Services
  • Expedition Skills
  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Police Powers and the Law
  • Professional Development in the Uniformed Protective Services

Entry to this course requires 4 GCSES at grades 4 or above/ A-C, preferably including GCSE English and Maths but it is possible to have one GCSE still to study, preferably maths only. Each individual learner / grade profile will be reviewed for their suitability for the course. As well as this,  a related qualification e.g. BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Uniformed Public Services.

You will need a genuine interest in future careers in the uniformed services and / or Higher Education studies in related fields as well as a positive academic performance on previous college courses or at schools previously attended.

 

 

 

Please note you may also need:

  • You will be advised to purchase the course uniform which can be viewed / tried on during the induction process and ordered / purchased online.
  • You will also need appropriate training kit for practical activities in the gym / sports facilities.
  • Pens, paper and any other relevant stationary, which needs to be brought to all lessons.
  • The course text books are available to buy as a paper copy or can be accessed online, free of charge, as an e-book, once you have enrolled.

Internal Assessments

3 of the 4 units on the course are internally assessed. Ways in which you can be internally assessed include:-

  • Written assignments including reports, leaflets and posters.
  • Synoptic Assessment – Applying learning, knowledge, skills to a vocational task.*
  • Practical activities / Role Play
  • Individual and Group Presentations

*The synoptic assessment is carried out on the Teamwork, Leadership and Communication in the Uniformed Protective Services unit

 

Externally Assessed Unit

1 of the modules (Behaviour and Discipline in the Uniformed Protective Services) is assessed through a written exam lasting 2 hours which will assess your knowledge and understanding of the units learning outcomes once it has been delivered. Support materials are given for this exam and it is possible to re-sit the assessment if required.

It is expected you will cover up to 80 hours work experience on the course. This will include specific placement on experiences with a range of uniformed services. Day visits, guest speakers / workshops and residentials with the Uniformed Services are all included within this timeframe and your tutors and our work placement officers will arrange these for you.

Successful completion of this course can lead to progression to further study and employment within the Uniformed Protective Services.

  Fees

If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees. If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee.

Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement.

When you sign forms and accept a place at the College, you agree to abide by College rules and any changes made to them, and accept that we have the right to reject applicants. You also accept that there are certain circumstances that could prevent us from providing some services or programmes. These are: changes in Government funding policy, low class numbers; severe weather conditions; severe damage to buildings; circumstances which may affect the health and safety of staff and/or students, or any other relevant circumstances outside the reasonable control of the College. In these cases, we reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service.

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