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Who is the course for

This course is for those looking for employment in the Uniformed Public Services, e.g. Police, Fire, Ambulance, Prison Service, Private Security Services and Armed Forces.

Course Content

Mandatory units:

  • 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
  • Fitness testing and training for the Uniformed Public Services.

Optional units include:

  • Physical preparation, health and lifestyle for the Public Services
  • Outdoor and adventurous expeditions
  • Skills for land-based outdoor and adventurous activities
  • Skills for water-based outdoor and adventurous activities
  • Command and control in the Uniformed Public Services
  • Planning and management for major incidents
  • Career planning for the Public Services
  • Police powers in the Public Services
  • Aspects of the legal system and law-making process
  • Practical team sports
  • Exercise, health and lifestyle
  • Instructing physical activity and exercise
  • Land navigation by map and compass
  • Employment in the Uniformed Public Services.

Functional skills are developed, assessed and recorded throughout the programme.

Outdoor activities will form an important part of the programme.

As in the Uniformed Public Services Sector, there are strict requirements on behaviour, punctuality, attendance and work deadlines.

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

Students can obtain UCAS points to enlist as an officer cadet or an operational individual depending on your chosen career. Students can also progress onto a degree or a Level 5 HND Diploma at university.

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 04 September 2017

Starts: 04/09/2017

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

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