Course type:
Diplomas

Level 3 Foundation/Subsidiary Diploma Uniformed Public Services

Overview

If you are interested in pursuing a career in the Uniformed Public Services; such as Police, Fire and Rescue; Ambulance; Prison Service; HM Revenue and Customs or one of the Armed Forces; Royal Navy, Army or Royal Air Force, then this Diploma provides you with the opportunity to gain a realistic understanding of the features of each service and the expectations they have of serving members of the public.

You will be able to look at all of the different services with the opportunity to investigate your particular choice of service.

The range of opportunities following the course is broad and we aim to give you the opportunity to gain the qualifications and skills, to begin a career in public services. Other opportunities can include; PCSO (Police Community Support Officer); Special Constable; Reserve forces or perhaps become a member of support staff or a control room operator.

A work placement will allow you to gain first-hand experience of the industry as well as invaluable networking opportunities and contacts.

If you successfully complete this course, you can top up this qualification to an Extended Diploma in Uniformed Public Services by completing a further year.

Opportunities exist to progress to university through Foundation degrees (subject to entry requirements).

How to apply for this course

Course Duration

1 Year
Duration:
1 Year course
Course type:
Full Time

Entry Requirements

A minimum of two GCSEs at grade C (or 4 where numerical grades are being used) or above, one of which must be English Language together with either Maths or Science.

Due to the practical and physical nature of this course you are strongly encouraged to consider whether it is right for you.

Why study Uniformed Public Services and Outdoor Adventure at Hartpury College?

outdoor adventure

If you have a passion for the outdoors, there’s no place like Hartpury to open the door to your dream career, with 100% of our Outdoor Adventure students going on to further study or employment in recent years.

uniformed public services

If it's entry to the uniformed services you're after then Hartpury will help you to stand out by building confidence and preparing you mentally and physically for the highly competitive entrance tests that most uniformed public services jobs require.

Key information

  • Finance

    There is no charge for tuition if you are coming to Hartpury College to study a full-time course and you are under 19 years of age on 31st August of the academic year your course starts. For the lowdown on everything finance related you can click below. 

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  • Accommodation

    Living in on-site accommodation is a brilliant way of meeting new friends and gaining confidence and independence. With support from 24 hour wardens seven days a week, you can be sure that your time at Hartpury will be a safe and enjoyable experience.

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  • Transport

    If you are not able to live on campus or would prefer to go home every evening, there are different transport options available, from minibuses to coaches to public bus companies. Student transport is based on three zones and charging bands. 

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