Level 3 Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services (720)

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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.

Course Information

Giving you a wide range of progression options, this Level 3 diploma will
help you prepare for your chosen career in the uniformed services. You’ll
undertake riot training, experience outdoor pursuits, complete fire service
fitness tests, visit barracks, and leverage visits from prison officers and dog
handlers to gain insight. We’ll help you develop your own leadership style,
problem solve, and learn about terror and how to combat it.


During 2018 and 2019, Public Services 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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Who is this course for?

If you are looking for an alternative route to A levels without the stress of exams and want to take the next steps towards a career in the uniformed services, then this is the course for you. Study in industry-standard facilities and use our emergency services and armed forces connections to prepare you for progression to your dream job.

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

  • Develop your own personal leadership style to manage units of professionals
  • Practice and learn how to complete the uniformed service fitness tests
  • 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

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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Entry Requirements

Two GCSEs at grade 4 including English and maths.

Career Progression

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

UCAS Points:

  • Distinction*: 28
  • Distinction: 24
  • Merit: 16
  • Pass: 8

NCFE Level 3 Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services (540)

UCAS Points:

  • Distinction*: 84
  • Distinction: 72
  • Merit: 48
  • Pass: 24

NCFE Level 3 Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services (720)

UCAS Points:

  • Distinction*: 112
  • Distinction: 96
  • Merit: 64
  • Pass: 32

NCFE Level 3 Extended Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services

UCAS Points:

  • 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
  • Soldier
  • Ambulance Technician
  • Call Handler
  • Police Special Constable
  • Royal Marine Commando
  • Paramedic
  • Scene of Crime Officer
  • Probation Officer

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Course Details

Duration

  • 4 months (Level 3 Introductory Certificate)
  • 12 Months (Level 3 Diploma 540)
  • 18 Months (Level 3 Diploma 720)
  • 24 Months (Level 3 Extended Diploma)

Study Type

Full time

Start Date

Your start date will be one of the following, depending on which location you attend:

  • 02/01/2023
  • 18/09/2023

Course Code

73151-01

Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Fee (Adult)

£4,170   You may be entitled to support with fees. Click here for more info.

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Course Facts

History

We are proud to be working in partnership with West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue.

Labour Market

In 2019 there were 10,269 jobs in Public Services in Leeds (Emsi).

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