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Public Services (Uniformed) Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Northumberland College

Course description

The course is suitable for those that wish to learn how the Uniformed Public Services work. Those that are interested in a career in the emergency services, armed forces, judicial services or who wish to advance onto the Extended diploma in Uniformed Public Services. The Extended Diploma gives you a greater understanding of the Uniformed Public Services. This qualification carries UCAS points and can help you gain access to university. Students have gone onto study, politics, law and criminology. Gaining the equivalent of 180 UCAS points can help you enter officer training.

Course content

You will further develop your skills to prepare you for progression to higher education or employment in the uniformed and public services industry. You will study units including teamwork, leadership, planning and response and criminology. Throughout the course you will have activities with agencies which could include the: Army, RAF, Royal Navy, Emergency Services, Outdoor Education.

Entry requirements

You should have four GCSEs at Grade C or above or a relevant Level 2 qualification.


Your progress will be assessed by a range of methods including practical assessments/ observations, written assignments, and identification tests. The course is 100% course work.

Future opportunities

After completing the year 1 you could either progress on to year two (as long as all course work is completed and you have an acceptable attendance and behavior record) or look to gain employment into the uniformed services. After completing year two you could apply to university to study, law, politics or criminology. You could also look to gain employment into the uniformed services.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 May 2016

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    • You will benefit from excellent facilities that are of industry standard so you'll be prepared for your future career.

      We have recently invested £6.5 million at the campus and our excellent training facilities include:

      • Dedicated studio space for art, design, fashion, textiles and photography
      • Replica aircraft for cabin crew training
      • Luxurious hair and beauty salon with nail bar and individual treatment rooms
      • Engineering and advanced manufacturing workshops equipped with the latest technologies
      • Spacious motor vehicle workshop with five vehicle bays and diagnostic equipment
      • Large construction workshops dedicated to carpentry and joinery, highways, brickwork, tiling and painting and decorating
      • Electrical installation workshops
      • The Gallery restaurant, modern 40 seat commercially run modern restaurant
      • Fully equipped industry standard commercial kitchens
      • Health skills room
      • A choice of places to eat and catch up with friends
      • Learning Resource Centre with a range of learning material resources, an IT suite and quiet study areas.