What will you study and other information about BTEC Level 3 Uniformed Protective Services (Triple)
- Unit 5: Teamwork, Leadership and Communication in the Uniformed Protective Services – you will develop the skills to be an effective team member. In this unit you will learn the skills to clearly communicate, lead others and know the different communication systems that are crucial to the different services. You will have radio training and learn the Phonetic Alphabet. as well as have the opportunity to work with the Army using technology used in the forces, responding to mock scenarios.
- Unit 8: Custodial Care – Her Majesty’s Prison Service is a vital service for society and protects the public whilst overseeing the rehabilitation and security of offenders. This unit will help you to understand the procedures of how a prison works the work that is entailed in rehabilitating offenders and the issues they may have. An in-depth look at the role of prison officers and other prison staff, whilst gaining an understanding of security measures and equipment in place. The unit will also give learners the opportunity to visit a local prison and work with prison staff to gain a better understanding. In the past, we have had four students make the successful transition into the role of a prison officer.
- Unit 11: Expedition Skills – This unit will give learners the knowledge and skills to undertake a variety of activities with either groups of friends or flying solo. You will also learn the logistics of taking up an expedition and the procedures that need to be followed to ensure that the expedition is safe. You will also have the opportunity to participate in an expedition and overnight camp where the skills and knowledge you have learned in the classroom, will have to be put to practical use in an exciting experience. Skills such as navigational tracking, compass use, and trekking skills will all be tested in an invigorating 36-hour experience.
- Unit 15: Police Powers and the Law – During this unit, you will look at the various powers that the police have in terms of investigating (powers of searching and citizen rights) and arresting. Followed by an in-depth view of the criminal justice system and how a case progresses through court, starting with the personnel involved and finishing with the sentences that may be handed out.
Alongside these units you will also learn:
- Unit 1 – Citizenship & Diversity
- Unit 2 – Behaviour and Discipline
- Unit 3 – Global Affairs
- Unit 4 – Physical Preparation, Health & Wellbeing
- Unit 6 – Government & Protective Services
- Unit 7 – Planning for and Responding
- Unit 12 – Developing Personal Fitness Programmes
- Unit 20 – Technology in the Protective Services
There will be educational visits, including a residential, involved with the course. Some of these will be funded by the specific uniformed service. Other visits will be funded by the students. An approximate cost for these essential visits will be £150 over the two years of the course. There may be other desirable educational visits that students can access during the two-year course.
Students will be expected to purchase a Blackpool Sixth polo shirt to be worn during trips and visits, approximate cost £10.
There will be opportunities to take part in some voluntary work, any students working with young children or vulnerable adults may need a DBS check. The cost of the DBS check is currently around £21.60. Payment is made when students bring in the completed DBS form and evidence of identity to the Student Finance Office.
We are a ‘Live Learning’ course which enables us to have strong links with our employers/partners in which they will help teach and deliver criteria.
- University trips
- International visits
- Prison service
- Army reserves
- RAF centre
- Police stations
- Blackpool Council
- Lions challenge
- Plus many more across the course