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Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs grades A*-C including English and maths or a relevant Level 2 course (with a distinction) plus English and maths.

You will also need to provide a good school report/reference.

Who is the course for

This course is for anyone wishing to gain employment in the Uniformed Public Services, e.g. Police, Fire, Ambulance, Prison Service, Private Security Services, Armed Forces, Revenue and Customs.

Course Content

Yr 1 course = 90 credits

Yr 2 course = additional 90 credits (total 180 credits)

Course units include:

  • Government policies and the Public Services
  • Leadership and teamwork in the Public Services
  • Citizenship, diversity and the Public Services
  • Understanding discipline in the Uniformed Public Services.

Optional units include:

  • Physical preparation, health and lifestyle for the Public Services
  • Outdoor and adventurous expeditions
  • Skills for land/water-based outdoor and adventurous activities
  • Police powers in the Public Services
  • Aspects of the legal system and law-making process
  • Land navigation by map and compass.
  • Outdoor activities will form an important part of the programme.

Study Methods

Lectures, workshops, group work, practical sessions and a range of outdoor activities.

How is the course assessed

Assignments include reports, projects, presentations, practical work, oral work and time constrained assignments.

Where next - Further Studies

Progress from the 90 credit Diploma to the Extended Diploma in Public Services. After completing the Extended Diploma progress onto a higher

education course.

Where next - Job Opportunities

Successful students may be able to gain employment in the Uniformed Public Services or in a range of sport, leisure and business organisations

More Information

For further information, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team on 01895 853333 or email

How to Apply

To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

  • Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
  • Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to:

Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Mon 05 September 2016

Starts: 05/09/2016

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00