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Uniformed Protective Services

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
    • Year One

      • Behaviour and discipline
      • Introduction to criminology

      Year Two

      • Leadership and teamwork
      • Police powers
  • 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.

      Greater Manchester Police Museum and Imperial War Museum.

Entry Requirements 2023

You can download provisional entry requirements for courses that start in 2023 below. Please note that your enrolment on to a particular course must be approved by the Head of that department.

Subject Entry Requirements

What our students say

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