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Develop Personal Fitness
Learn from sector experts
You will be taught by staff with extensive experience who will advance your knowledge and skills to meet the expectations of the uniformed protective services sector.
Develop work-related skills
During your programme, you will develop personal and work-related skills which will help prepare you for full-time work after you have completed college.
Enjoy professional surroundings
Our teaching areas are kitted out with excellent equipment and resources. We enjoy relationships with many of the uniformed protective services that help support the delivery.
What will I learn?
Over the two years of the course, you will cover thirteen units which are assessed by a combination of written and practical assignments or by exams (units in bold are examined units):
- Citizenship and Diversity
- Behaviour and Discipline (1st year exam)
- Global Affairs, the Media, and the Uniformed Protective Services
- Physical Preparation, Health and Wellbeing
- Teamwork, Leadership and Communication
- Government and the Protective Services (2nd year exam)
- Planning for and Responding to Emergency Incidents
- Custodial Care
- Skills for Outdoor Activities
- Developing Personal Fitness Programmes
- Introduction to Criminology
- Police Powers and the Law
- Professional Development
In addition, the qualification will develop your transferable and higher-order skills, including:
- Cognitive and problem-solving through the application of critical thinking, systems, and technology.
- Interpersonal skills including Negotiation, Influence, self – presentation, communication, and collaboration,
- Intrapersonal skills such as self-management, adaptability, resilience, self-monitoring and development.
Where will it take me?
Successful completion of this course can lead to direct employment in the Armed Services, Emergency Services or Prison Service. You can also progress directly onto university and study a degree such as Public Services, Policing, Law and Criminology.
You will be assessed using a combination of internal assessments, which are set and marked by college lecturers, and external assessments that are set and marked by Pearson.
Internal assessments will take the form of; written reports, time-constrained practical assessments with observation records and supporting evidence, recordings of performance, working logbooks, reflective journals, and presentations with assessor questioning.
For the two external assessments you will complete written examinations that demonstrate your knowledge in the two areas. Each assessment consists of short- and long-answer questions related to the sector and how it operates.
You will need four GCSEs at a minimum of Grade 4, to include either English Language or Literature and/or Maths. A level 2 Diploma at Merit in an appropriate subject can also be considered (plus English and/or Maths at grade 4).
Information & Support
Independent assignment work will be supported through PowerPoints, worksheets, and other guides available through our Sharepoint. College trips to relevant protective services employees will be offered and we also encourage you to actively work on your fitness to support future job applications.
Working within the Student Services area, the Student Support team will see you on a one-to-one basis and offer advice and guidance on financial, personal, and emotional issues. A professional team of staff work together with your personal tutor to support you so that you can successfully complete your course and recognise pathways to progression after leaving College.
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