Vocational Course

Public Services: Protective Service - Uniformed - Emergency Level 3

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About this course

Are you interested in a career in the police service, fire service, ambulance service or prison service?

This course is designed to introduce you to the necessary practical skills and knowledge that are required for a successful career in a uniformed public service.

This course provides a solid platform of valuable life skills and knowledge which can be applied to many career paths.

What will I learn?

Key features of the course include:

  • A wide range of units including Leadership and Teamwork, Discipline, Fitness Testing and Training, Crime and its Effects, and Responding to Emergency Service Incidents
  • Wearing Public Service uniform each day in College
  • Take part in formal parades, undertaking drill training and gaining a first aid qualification
  • Obstacle course training and assessed expeditions, including overnight camping, as part of the course
  • Work experience opportunities throughout the course

How will I be assessed?

  • No exams
  • Theory based but includes regular practical assessment opportunities involving teamwork, leadership, peer assessment, outdoor activities and many more.
  • This is combined with a mixture of presentations, reports, group discussions, timed assessments and other written and in-class assessment

Experienced staff with knowledge of the Uniformed Services will guide you through practical and theory based units to achieve your goals.

What do I need?

You will need to achieve at least 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including English.

Where can it take me?

  • Halesowen College - Public Services HND or a range of HNC/D, Foundation Degrees and professional qualifications
  • University - related degree such as Public Services and Uniformed & Public Service
Fire Fighter
Police Officer
Prison Officer

Additional Information

  • FREE residential trips as part of the assessment process with activities typically including camping, walking expeditions, rock climbing, canoeing and kayaking
  • Use of College facilities such as fitness suite, sports hall, all-weather pitch, outdoor gym, on-site obstacle course
  • Visits from members of uniformed services, including the Emergency Services
  • Regular practical assessment