Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Uniformed Protective Services

Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Uniformed Protective Services

Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Uniformed Protective Services

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Course Overview

This qualification is designed as a full-time, two-year programme of study for learners who want to focus on the uniformed protective services sector, with the aim of progressing to higher education to a related degree course.

Mandatory units of study include:

  • Citizenship and Diversity (externally examined)
  • Behaviour and Discipline in the Uniformed Protective Services
  • Global Affairs, the Media and the Uniformed Protective Services
  • Physical Preparation, Health and Wellbeing
  • Teamwork, Leadership and Communication in the Uniformed Protective Services
  • Government and the Protective Services
  • Planning for and Responding to Emergency Incidents

Learners will also have the opportunity to undertake some work experience with either uniformed public services or uniformed and non-uniformed public services and also enjoy a range of outdoor activities such as abseiling, canoeing and rock climbing during a 5 day residential at an outdoor pursuit centre.


At least 4 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including English and/or maths
Level 2 qualification at Merit or above plus English/maths at Grade 4 or equivalent

Learners with lower grades or relevant experience will be considered subject to additional advice and guidance from a member of the curriculum team.

This course is free for 16-18yrs; for 19-23yrs, course is free if you have not achieved a full Level 2 qualification.

For all other students fees apply:
Course fee £6606; Exam Fee TBC

Course Summary

Length of study:
2 years


Term dates

Study campus:
City & Alan Higgs Centre

Study option(s):
Full time

Course level:
Level 3

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Making your application

We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

Why Coventry

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Career Assessment

Need help choosing the right career path? You’ll be given a series of activities related to a work environment. Your job is to slide the scale to the left or right depending on how much you like or dislike the given activity. You will receive recommendations based on your selections.

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