Uniformed Protective Services Level 3 National Extended Certificate

BTEC Uniformed Protective Services is a relatively new subject at Aquinas College which offers a wide ranging curriculum touching on areas of Physical Education, Sociology, Citizenship and Law. It is encourages students to develop their independent research skills and incorporates a range of assessment methods including written reports, video presentations and observed activities.

The aim of this course is to familiarise students with the issues faced and tackled by British Public Services, engendering a public service ethos and an awareness of the important role these organisations play in British daily life. We strive to provide a broad based learning experience responding to a range of ideas and themes.

  • Course Outline
    • 1st year

      • Physical Preparation, Health and Well-being
      • Leading effective teams in the uniformed public services

      2nd year

      • Citizenship and Diversity
      • Introduction to Criminology
  • Career opportunities and further study
    • The course is ideally suited to those who see themselves in a future Public Service Role. Many students have professed an interest in the Police or Army, and the leadership and teamwork modules certainly provide some preparation for disciplines and values involved in such work. However, the varied issues covered also provide a good grounding for careers as diverse as teaching, criminology, law, local government and beyond.

      In terms of further study, current students have applied for HE level courses in Law, Teaching, Police studies, Criminology and Media Studies.

  • Trips and Events
    • In year 1 we have a visit to the People’s History Museum in November.

      We also have a rolling programme of visits from local public service practitioners such as Fire and Rescue workshops; Crime reduction partnership and team building exercise with the Army. Optional Training week with the Royal Marines

      Greater Manchester Police Museum and Imperial War Museum

      Optional second year residential trip to RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus

Entry Requirements 2019

You can download provisional entry requirements for 2019 courses below. Please note that your enrolment on to a particular course must be approved by the Head of that department.

What our students say

Have really enjoyed the course so far – particularly the war and terrorism unit