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Uniformed Public Services
Uniformed Public Services

Uniformed Public Services

Level 2
Gloucester

Course Overview

Full Time
Certificate

Ideal if: you want to prepare for life in the uniformed public services.

You’ll learn: public service skills, public service fitness, expedition and navigation skills, and about employment in the public services.

Expect: to benefit from our great links with local public services; you’ll get the chance to go on riot training with the police and to meet the Marines and RAF.

You’ll love: our enrichment opportunities, including the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme – our programme is among the best in the South West.

This course gives you the opportunity to learn about and prepare for life in the public services sector. Thanks to the colleges close links with local public services you will have the opportunity to participate in work based learning such as riot training with the police and working with the Marines and RAF.

You will study a range of topics including:

  • Public service skills
  • Public services fitness
  • Expedition and navigation skills
  • Employment in uniformed public services.

Get ready to find out more about employment in public services, the skills you need and the fitness level you have to achieve.

The college has a great relationship with the local public services; you’ll get the chance to go on riot training with the police, meet the range of armed services and may even get the chance to take part in one of the tri services training days. 

In addition, you can improve on your English and Maths if you need to and you will work with one of our Professional Development Coaches to improve your employability skills.

Throughout the course, you’ll be set assignments which will be graded and will make up your final mark at the end of the course.

So, are you ready for the challenge?

The course has many practical activities and students must attend these sessions wearing appropriate clothing and footwear. Students are expected to attend trips and activities related to the course. Fees involved will be outlined at the beginning of the course

You will need to complete relevant work placement as part of your course. You will have support whilst at College to arrange this but it is advised to start thinking about it prior to enrolment.

  • Typical Entry Criteria

    • Three GCSE subjects at Grade 3 and above:

      Gloucestershire College welcome any other/combinations of relevant qualifications that are comparable and/or equivalent to the typical course entry requirements.

      For 19+ applicants that do not have recognised qualifications may still meet course entry requirements through alternative methods of assessment at the College’s discretion.

      All queries regarding course entry criteria including the equivalency of qualifications and exceptional extenuating circumstances should be directed by email to the Admissions Department through applications@gloscol.ac.uk.

  • Upon completion, you may move on to the Level 3 course in uniformed public services or a relevant apprenticeship.

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Uniformed Public Services

What You Will Pay

British and European Union students

Age: 16-18

You will pay

£420

for your course

This includes the following fees:

Events: £420

Your course could be free of charge as you may be eligible for financial support to help pay your tuition fees, travel, exams, materials or childcare.

When you enrol you’ll need to pay any course fees for the first year, which you can do by direct debit, cash, debit card or credit card.

Please contact us for more information.

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British and European Union students

Age: 19+

Costs start at

£1,358

for your course

This includes the following fees:

Events: £420

Exam: £98

Your course could be free of charge as you may be eligible for financial support to help pay your tuition fees, travel, exams, materials or childcare.

When you enrol you’ll need to pay any course fees for the first year, which you can do by direct debit, cash, debit card or credit card.

Please contact us for more information.

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Overseas students

Please contact us to discuss your fees for this course

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Sport and uniformed public service courses can lead to a wealth of exciting opportunities and prepare you for a life of responsibility.

Sport and Physical Activity

The sport and recreation industry is an increasingly popular area of study, providing employment opportunities in sports development, sports coaching, fitness and related areas. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills in a range of practical and theory modules, learning from industry experts.

Uniformed Public Services

GC offers a wide range of real emergency service and armed forces experiences as part of the uniformed public services course. This has led to many former students going on to join the emergency services (Police, Fire and Ambulance Service) and the armed forces (Army, RAF or the Royal Navy) upon successful completion of their course.

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Student Stories

Kyle Gomez

I’ve always wanted to do something to help the community and being in the police interested me, so I applied to study UPS at GC after a friend recommended it to me. I’ve formed really close friendships with my class through the team-building activities we do on the course. My dream is to work in the police and specialise in firearms; I’m considering going to university but ideally would like to go straight into the police once I complete my course.

Kyle Gomez

Level 3 - Uniformed Public Services - Gloucester Campus

Beckii Grount

I didn’t want to go to sixth form so I went to an open evening and I was impressed with the course and facilities. I’d like to join the police as a dog handler so this course was a good place to start. It’s been great getting to know everyone and making new friends and the expeditions. You’ve got nothing to lose! You’ll meet loads of friendly new people and the teachers treat you like adults."

Beckii Grount

Level 3 - Uniformed Public Services - Gloucester Campus

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