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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Uniformed Public Services at Newton Rigg College

Course description

This is a two year preparation course for those with an

interest in joining one of the uniformed public services and

equates to 3 A levels. You will take part in practical

assignments which will develop your leadership skills,

personal discipline and teamwork alongside developing your

theoretical knowledge in the classroom. You will study a mix

of core and specialist units each year the specialist units

focus on areas relating to human rights, criminal justice

system and outdoor activities.

Fitness and teamwork are essential for employment in the

services and you will be expected to reach the standard for

entry into the public services during the course.

The tutors have experience of work within public services

including police, army, airforce and navy. This will give you a

real insight into these areas of work which help you to

become more employable. You will also have the opportunity

to attend several residential courses where you will gain an

insight into public service life.

Course content

• Citizenship and Diversity

• Command and Control

• Communication and Technology

• Crime and its Effects on Society

• Employment and Careers in the Uniformed Services

• Fitness Testing and Training

• Government and Policies

• Practical Individual and Team Sports

• International organisations

• Outdoor and Adventurous Expeditions

• Physical Preparation for the Services

• Responding to Emergency Incidents

• Skills for Land-based Activities

• Teamwork


Entry requirements

Normally four GCSEs at grade C or above (which should include English, Maths and Science as applicable to the individual course), or an equivalent Level 2 qualification at a suitable grade.


Financial information

For financial information please contact 01768 893400 or email

Future opportunities

Further study:

You could progress on to a degree course in a

related subject.


This course will benefit individuals wishing to

pursue a career with the Police, Fire or Ambulance Services,

Armed Forces, Prison and Security Services.

Further information
Telephone: 01768 893400


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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