Uniformed Public Services


This one year vocational course, which is linked to the National Citizenship Scheme, is ideal if you would like to enter a uniformed public service or progress on to an associated level three course. You will undertake course-related work experience and adventure training.

Level: Vocational (level 2)

Course Details

Begin with the end in mind


Armed forces, police force, firefighter, prison officer and paramedic.


Criminology and uniformed public services.


Uniformed public services, applied law and criminology (level three).

Topics you'll cover

  • Sport and recreation (fitness testing for services, practical sport and coaching etc.)
  • Uniformed public sector skills
  • Team building
  • National Citizen Service training programme
  • Adventurous activities (canoeing, climbing, hiking etc.).

Assessment and Qualification

  • 100% coursework
  • Exam board: Pearson
  • BTEC Extended Certificate (level two)
  • Equivalent to two GCSEs.

Course entry requirements

  • At least two GCSEs at three and above in English and maths.

What students say about the course

"We started the college year off with a residential outdoor adventure activities course, in conjunction with the National Citizenship Service. Not only did this help me to improve my communication and team building skills but I also completed a nationally recognised first aid course.  We will also get a certificate signed by the Prime Minister! Throughout the course we covered topics such as drill, command tasks and exciting team building activities across different services from Police to Coastguard. I also took part in a volunteering project to help redesign and build an outdoor music sensory area for a local disability trust centre. I’m really looking forward to the trips that take place at the end of the year involving kayaking and archery."

Lew Galton, previously at The Mountbatten School

Additional information


During your studies you will have access to extra materials and activities as part of your course. These extra items (such as equipment, study guides and workbooks etc.) are built into the normal day-to-day running of our courses and so we ask students to make an annual payment towards these additional costs. If there are any issues with being able to pay these costs, please contact Richard Taunton Sixth Form College.

 A copy of our course payment breakdown can be course payment breakdown.