The National Foundation Diploma is designed to prepare students for employment in public service roles and Higher Education. Modules cover a broad range of topics, subjects and activities; our course caters for those who leave school looking to get into the emergency services or armed forces.
Delving into a varied mixture of theoretical tasks and practical activities, you will gain an understanding of a range of public service sectors as well as the effects these sectors have on our society.
You will study a range of academic and practical subjects as detailed below:
- Citizenship and Diversity
- Behaviour and Discipline in he Uniformed Protective Services
- Physical Preparation, Health and Well-being
- Teamwork, Leadership and Communication in the Uniformed Protective Services
- Skills for Outdoor Activities and the Uniformed Protective Services
- Police Powers and the Law
The majority of the time will be in the classroom learning a variety of subjects relating to the public services. However, you will also be active in attending outdoor recreation centres, participating in a range of sports, land-based and water-based activities.
BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Uniformed Protective Services
To pass this course you will complete assignments throughout the year. Assignments will include project work, training sessions, essays and reports, role-plays and practical fitness and teamwork sessions. There will also be an exam for one unit.
Places are offered by interview and attendance of induction and enrolment.
4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English language, maths is desirable. Progression from Level 2 courses with GSCE English Language is also acceptable.
Students will be required to wear a uniform which can be ordered in a bundle (information given at interview) at a cost of £155.00. You will be expected to attend residential trips during the autumn term and various other day trips throughout the year. In order to ensure that students attend these necessary excursions there will be a fee of £400* (for students that do not meet the criteria for student finance support).
If you haven't achieved a grade C/4 in Maths at GCSE, or a Level 2 in Functional Skills, you will also be working towards a qualification in Maths at a level that will enable you to progress towards these grades.
Progression on to the Extended Diploma for your second year at College.
N/A For 16 to 18 Year Olds
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Probation officers work to rehabilitate offenders. They supervise, counsel and help them before trial, during any prison or community sentence and on release from prison.
Prison service officers (below Principal Officer) direct, co-ordinate and participate in guarding inmates and maintaining discipline in prisons and other detention centres.
Prison Governors plan, organise, direct, and co-ordinate the activities and resources necessary for the running of a prison, remand or detention centre.
Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) support the local police force by patrolling the streets to provide a visible and reassuring presence and to tackle a range of crime and disorder problems. PCSOs are also attached to the British Transport Police who operate the specialised police service for the railway network across Britain.
Ship and hovercraft officers command and navigate ships and other craft, co-ordinate the activities of officers and deck and engine room ratings, operate and maintain communications equipment on board ship and undertake minor repairs to engines, boilers and other mechanical and electrical equipment.
Immigration Officers establish that persons entering and leaving the UK have necessary authorisation for crossing national borders.
Coastguards monitor maritime conditions and undertake search and rescue operations.
Officers in armed forces serve as commissioned officers in Her Majesty's armed forces, foreign and Commonwealth armed forces; plan, direct, organise and administer military operations; and perform duties for which there is no civilian equivalent.
Police officers (Sergeant and below) co-ordinate and undertake the investigation of crimes, patrol public areas, arrest offenders and suspects and enforce law and order. Officers of the British Transport Police operate within the specialised police service for the railway network across Britain.
Workers in this unit group co-ordinate and participate in fire fighting activities, provide emergency services in the event of accidents or bomb alerts, and advise on fire prevention.
Senior police officers plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the resources and activities of a specific geographical or functional area of generalised or specialised police work.