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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. The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Uniformed Protective Services is designed to give learners the knowledge, skills and understanding needed for progression into employment or further education.

You will develop 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 Criminology Unit you will study the theories of the causes of criminal behaviour and any other contributory factors that may lead to criminally and antisocial behaviour. You will also explore the various methods of crime prevention in England and Wales. You will research the different possible careers and the associated job roles in the protective services. The course allows you to take part in application and interview assessment activities for a selected career pathway.

Course Content

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

  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Professional Development in the Uniformed Protective   Services


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.

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: Criminology, Public Services?

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