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Uniformed Public Services Level 3 Extended Certificate at Craven College

Course description

Gain a valuable insight into the uniformed public services and how they work, whilst developing  your fitness, team working, communication, leadership and problem solving skills. 

If your dream job is an exciting, demanding and rewarding career in one of the essential uniformed public services, then this course enables you to study the different services, develop the leadership skills and participate in the physical training which will allow you to progress towards Degree level study or employment in the services. Sport is a significant part of the course. You will take part in team building activities and lots of physical training. Fitness requirements for the services are high and you will be expected to reach the standard of entry for the police service by the end of the course. You will be taught by highly qualified tutors who have many years’ experience working in and developing excellent links with the services. You will meet sector speakers and go on visits to the Fire Service, Police Service (including HQ, Operations Support and Riot Training), the Army (Look at Life programmes), Royal Marines and Royal Navy. Residential trips have included London, New York and Cyprus.

Course content

  • Prepare for employment to a chosen uniformed service
  • Develop aspects of physical fitness for entry to the uniformed services
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Understand conflict management & personal protection
  • Participate in uniformed service routine
  • Government, international organisations & media impact on the work of the uniformed services
  • Telecommunication in the uniformed services
  • Planning for emergency situation in the uniformed services

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C) including English or Maths


Written examination and practical examination

Financial information

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Future opportunities

  • Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma in same / different subject
  • Apprenticeship
  • Military Services - Army, Navy, RAF, Royal Marine
  • Police Officer
  • Fire Fighter
  • Prison Officer
  • Paramedic


Further information

At Craven College we want you to be successful both during your time here at College and anything you decide to do after College.

The support services within College exist to help support you to get the most out of your course:Craven College Support

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Craven College directly.

Last updated date: 20 March 2017
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