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Holmer Green Senior School

Holmer Green Senior School

Uniform Protected Services - BTEC Level 3

Course Outline

Develop leadership and teamwork skills required by the uniformed protective services industry. If you are interested in joining the blue light or armed forces, Prison Service, security organisations or HM Customs, our motivational protective services programme will prepare you for a range of career paths. This BTEC Lis designed to give learners the knowledge, skills and understanding needed for progression into employment or further education.

You will develop a knowledge of leadership styles and an understanding of teams and teamwork activities within the public services. You will also gain the skills needed to communicate with, and lead, teams. You will examine a range of theories that underpin behaviour and how they are applied in the uniformed protective services. You will explore how authority is used to benefit both the individual and society.

During the expedition unit, you will investigate past expeditions, exploring the history behind the most acclaimed and successful individuals and teams. You will also look at lesser-known expeditions that have changed the way in which modern expeditions are planned and undertaken. You will develop the skills needed to plan and undertake an expedition and will be given the opportunity to demonstrate these skills by planning, undertaking, and reviewing your own expedition. The professional development unit looks at different possible careers and the associated job roles in the protective services. The course also allows you to take part in application and interview assessment activities for a selected career pathway.


Course Requirements

You should have an interest in the uniformed or non-uniformed public services, psychology, and the outdoors. You must have at least five GCSEs grade 9-4 including English Language. Due to the fitness levels required to join the public services (Army, Navy, Police, Fire service), students may also have an interest in physical activity and leadership.

Course Content & Assessment

The BTEC Level 3 in Uniformed Protective Services is a 60 credit and 360 GLH qualification, which is broadly equivalent to one A level. It includes two mandatory units and two optional units. Three units are internally assessed with one externally assessed exam in year 12.

Mandatory Units

· Behaviour and Discipline in the Uniformed Protective Services (Exam)

· Teamwork, Leadership and Communication in the Uniformed Protective Services

Selected (Optional) Units

· Expedition Skills

· Professional Development in the Uniformed Protective Services


There are a range of opportunities for a career in the public services including roles in the police, army, fire service, nursing, RAF, security, and border control and many more. Students may consider direct entry into other employment, or onto university with students going on to study subjects including police studies, law, sociology, criminology and psychology at universities such as Brunel, Kent, Leicester, Manchester, Plymouth, Reading and Southampton.

BTEC Extended Certificate

Exam Board: Pearson

Entry Requirements

You should have an interest in the uniformed or non-uniformed public services. You must have at least five GCSEs Grade 9 - 4 including English Language.

Are you interested in? Public Services, Duke of Edinburgh award, the outdoors, sport, fitness

Leading to a career in: Police, Army, Fire Service, Nursing, RAF, Security and Border Control and many more.

This subject goes well with: Sport BTEC, Applied Science BTEC


This is a partnership lesson with Sir William Ramsay School