Level 3 Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services (540)
Challenge yourself to excel in the uniformed services with this programme. You’ll have lots of opportunity for practical experience such as riot training and fire service fitness tests.
Are you looking for an alternative to A-Level Law, Psychology or
A course that includes a wide range of assessment methods with no formal end
of year exam?
This course offers you a wide range of progression options, the Level 3
Diploma will help you prepare for your chosen career in the emergency services
or armed forces, progress to university or a higher level apprenticeship.
With the support of the immersive experiences, we will enable you to find
your dream job. These will include gathering evidence on a mock crime scene,
taking part in outdoor activities, completing entry requirement fitness tests,
visiting military barracks and supporting the emergency services with training
for major incidents. We have also had guest speakers ranging from prison
officers, police officers, firefighters and victims of crimes.
VISIT our Instagram page, @LCC_Publicservices to find out about the trips,
visits and guest speakers we have had in this week!!
Who is this course for?
Units / Modules
- Preparing for a Career in a Chosen Uniformed Service
- Developing Aspects of Physical Fitness for Entry to the Uniformed Services
- Developing Leadership Skills
- Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
- Map Reading and Navigation across Open Country
- Understanding the Impact of War and Conflict on the Uniformed Services
- Crime Scene Investigation
Benefits / Skills
- FREE travel pass, meal credit and study resources for any student eligible for the learner support fund
- Opportunity to have part time work alongside your course with a timetable that doesn't require you to be in college from Monday to Friday
- Opportunity to build a network within the community, emergency services and armed forces
- Immerse yourself in emergency situations such as riots and outdoor pursuits
- Meet active personnel to support your application and gain a great understanding of the roles you are interested in
Trips & Opportunities
Public Services students engage with a wide range of public service workers. This academic year, learners have met serving personnel from West Yorkshire Police, West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue, Yorkshire Ambulance Service and a prison officer from Leeds Prison. Students also had the amazing opportunity to attend emergency planning exercises with Leeds City Council, West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Authority, and the Yorkshire Ambulance Service.
Level 3 students have had the opportunity to visit Auschwitz- Birkenau, the former German Nazi Concentration camp as part of a project with the Holocaust Education group. Two groups of learners have also taken part in the Erasmus+ project that enabled them to visit Finland for two weeks on a once in a lifetime opportunity.|During 2018 and 2019 public service students had more than 3,000 opportunities to engage with the public services including working with West Yorkshire Police in public order training and police dog handling. Students experienced emergency planning exercises with Leeds City Council, West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Authority, and West Yorkshire Ambulance Service. They also visited prisons in Leeds and Preston, had guest presentations from prison officers, and completed Royal Marine and British Army assault courses.
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The Level 3 qualification offers a wide range of progression opportunities. The majority of our learners apply for the West Yorkshire Police Degree Apprenticeship Scheme or apply for a range of university courses. Following completion of the course many learners have been successful with application in the Armed Forces, Yorkshire Ambulance Service, Prison and Probation Service and Fire and Rescue Services across the county.
NCFE Level 3 Introductory Certificate for Entry to the Uniformed Services
- Distinction*: 28
- Distinction: 24
- Merit: 16
- Pass: 8
NCFE Level 3 Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services (540)
- Distinction*: 84
- Distinction: 72
- Merit: 48
- Pass: 24
NCFE Level 3 Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services (720)
- Distinction*: 112
- Distinction: 96
- Merit: 64
- Pass: 32
NCFE Level 3 Extended Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services
- Distinction*: 168
- Distinction: 144
- Merit: 96
- Pass: 48
Police Officer - As a police officer, you will uphold law and order through the detection, prevention, and investigation of criminal activity. Your role will encompass tasks such as working alongside communities, conducting patrol duties, interviewing suspects, and diffusing volatile situations. You may choose to specialise in a specific area such as drugs, child protection, fraud, or traffic. You will need to have strong communication skills including empathy, tact, and diplomacy. In addition, you will be good at solving problems and able to work well within a team.
Other careers could include:
- Border Force Officer
- Ambulance Technician
- Call Handler
- Police Special Constable
- Royal Marine Commando
- Scene of Crime Officer
- Probation Officer
Level 2 Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services
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Level 3 Introductory Certificate for Entry to the Uniformed Services (19+)
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1 year full-time (NCFE Diploma); 2 years full-time (Extended Diploma)
Course Fee (16-18)
Course Fee (Adult)
£2,573 You may be entitled to support with fees. Click here for more info.
Jobs in this sectorLive data from the DoE's LMI API
Police officers (sergeant and below)Average Salary
Customer service occupations n.e.c.Average Salary
14189Jobs in the next 3 years.4%
Customer service managers and supervisorsAverage Salary
7338Jobs in the next 3 years.4%
Social services managers and directorsAverage Salary
2212Jobs in the next 3 years.4%
Managers and proprietors in other services n.e.c.Average Salary
4902Jobs in the next 3 years.2%
Waste disposal and environmental services managersAverage Salary
360Jobs in the next 3 years.2%
Public services associate professionalsAverage Salary
3822Jobs in the next 3 years.3%
Protective service associate professionals n.e.c.Average Salary
Senior officers in fire, ambulance, prison and related servicesAverage Salary
701Jobs in the next 3 years.4%
Fire service officers (watch manager and below)Average Salary
We are proud to be working in partnership with West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue.
In 2019 there were 10,269 jobs in Public Services in Leeds (Emsi).