Uniformed Protective Services

Armed Services, Fire Service, Police and more

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Our Uniformed Protective Services course will prepare you for the entrance tests for most uniformed public service jobs. We’ll support you to build your self-confidence and develop the physical and mental >strength for a career within the uniformed protective services sector. Our graduates have gone on to work for the fire and rescue service, armed services, police, prison service and become nurses and paramedics.

At Hartpury, our students are equipped with the vital skills for a career in the uniformed protective services sector. From teamwork and leadership to discipline and planning, our courses will prepare you for what lies ahead.

If you’re not sure what that is yet, we’ll help you to figure it out with talks from different organisations and field trips to explore your options. Our students have heard from the RAF, the British Army, Victim Support, Counter Terrorism Policing, Crimestoppers and the police.

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Develop as a person

We run an extensive enrichment programme as part of our Hartpury Certificate, which gives our students the edge when applying for jobs and university courses. You’ll develop a skill set that supports your career aspirations and become a well-rounded and confident young person.

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Our Uniformed Protective Services course will give you the skills, confidence and resilience to follow a career in the armed and blue-light services. At Hartpury, you'll benefit from our links with the British Army, RAF, Royal Navy, Royal Marines, police, ambulance and fire services.

Learn through a blend of academic study and practical sessions. You’ll spend one day a week putting everything you learn in the classroom into practice in the real world. From police team building to being a firefighter for a day, you'll get an insight into your future career options.

You’ll also take part in overnight expeditions, indoor climbing, command and control exercises, RAF practical days and fitness sessions to replicate the tests in the emergency services and armed forces.

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Why study Uniformed Protective Services at Hartpury?

Our courses will prepare you to make decisions, problem solve and analyse situations, so you know when to take the lead and when to work as a team. Develop these vital skills through practical sessions, talks and work experience opportunities, ready for a successful career in the uniformed protective services.

You’ll complete at least one week of work experience. It’s your chance to get stuck in and find your calling. Our strong links with Gloucestershire Constabulary, Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service, the RAF, Royal Marines and British Army, as well as various outdoor adventure centres, provide fantastic opportunities. We’ll support you to find the right work experience for you.

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Open days

Our events are design to inform and inspire, helping you to make the right decision about your future. You’ll find out about Hartpury student life and how we’ll support your to develop the skills and experience you need. You’ll meet course managers, support teams, current students and more.

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Places to study at our Ofsted Outstanding college are competitive, so we recommend submitting your application early before courses fill up.

To apply for a diploma course at Hartpury College please complete an online application. Once submitted, we’ll be in touch to progress next steps.

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