This course is available in Welsh

Uniformed Protective Services (L3 Diploma)

Level 3
BTEC Diploma
Tycoch, Gorseinon
two years
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This two year course will prepare you for a career within a public service organisation such as the police force, fire service or armed forces. Areas of study include:

  • Citizenship and diversity
  • Behaviour and discipline
  • Physical preparation, health and wellbeing
  • Teamwork, leadership and commuication
  • Goverment and the protective services
  • Expedition skills
  • Introduction to criminology


Key information

Entry Requirements

Five GCSE’s grade C and above or Level 2 in Sport or Public Services (Merit profile)

Minimum grade C in GCSE English and Maths.

Course Delivery

Visiting speakers and educational visits feature regularly on the course. Students have the opportunity to attend such events as outdoor pursuit and team building courses.

You will study the Welsh Baccalaureate alongside this course.

Elements of this course can be delivered through the medium of Welsh.

Progression Opportunities

Staying with Gower College Swansea you could progress onto the Foundation Degree in Sports Development and Management

Students achieving success on the Extended Diploma course can progress to higher education to study an HND or degree course in a range of subjects.  Alternatively, students can apply to join a public service organisation following completion of the course.

Additional Information

There may be some cost involved if trips etc are organised.


Interested in studying this course?

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