Protective Services

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 Protective Services 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:

  • Behaviour and Discipline in the Protective Services
  • Skills for Outdoor Activities
  • Team Leadership and Communication
  • Professional Development in the Protective Services

I have a keen interest in the emergency services and military and wanted to learn more about the mounted police and cavalry.Some of the most enjoyable moments of studying this course have been the practical lessons where we've tested our skills and abilities in situations we would face if working in public services.Another aspect has been the team building exercises which have helped develop skills such as communication and listening.

Jack Poulton, ex Dorothy Stringer

Course Essentials

Courses Available
Single BTEC Level 3 (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
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