Protective Services

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This BTEC Diploma is designed to support learners who are interested in learning about the uniformed protective services sector. It gives them a broad basis of study, designed to support progression to higher education when taken as part of a programme of study that includes other appropriate BTEC Nationals or A Levels.

This course is particularly suitable if you are studying in preparation for employment in the Public Sector, particularly in job roles where you will be expected to use physical fitness skills, research skills or carry out customer-facing operational roles. It offers skills for working in the public sector but also transferable skills for any type of employment. It is suitable if you are considering a police or military career, but also if you are interested in developing, maintaining and protecting our society. You will learn by providing evidence gathered from realistic workplace scenarios and activities. You will gain experience through a wide range of tasks, visiting speakers and visits.

The course investigates a range of Protective Services. Some of the units we may study are:

  • Government and the Protective Services
  • Teamwork, Leadership and Communication
  • Citizenship and Diversity
  • Physical Preparation, Health and Wellbeing
  • Behaviour and Discipline
  • Planning for, and Responding to Emergency Incidents
  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Global Affairs

Course Essentials

Courses Available
Single BTEC Level 3 BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Uniformed Protective Services (equivalent to 1 A Level)
Entry Requirements
How The Course is Assessed
You will be continuously assessed with a series of assignments based on real organisations and projects. BTEC courses require an external assessment with an exam at the end of the course for one mandatory unit.
Career Pathways
The BTEC National Diploma provides a valid progression on to further study at Higher Education or a direct route into employment. It is suitable if you want to work in any type of Protective Service organisation or simply develop a wide range of employability skills.
Transferable Skills
Teamwork and leadership skills; communication skills; problem solving skills: these are all developed in practical and written tasks.
Enquiries To
Richard Carter: rac@varndean.ac.uk