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Fire fighter public services
Level 2

Uniformed Protective Services


1 year


Rush Green Campus


Sept 2023



Are you thinking about a career in the emergency services, army or civil service?

This course includes a number of talks with current Protective Services workers, as well as outward bounds trips and a week-long residential stay in Wales!

You'll learn practical skills that'll be useful in working environments. These include teamwork, problem-solving and effective communication.

You'll also develop specialist skills such as map reading, orienteering, and use of technology.

There are a range of assessments for this course:

  • Practical
  • Observations
  • Group work
  • Presentations
  • Written assignments

You will need to have GCSE Maths, English Language and two additional subjects at grade 3 (D) or above.

As part of the application process you will also be asked to explain why you want to study this course, so that we can ensure any course offer made aligns to your career goals.

Ryan Karrer (ex-military), Gwen Edwards & Steve Burge (ex-fire fighter).

There's the opportunity to do voluntary work alongside your course, which will help your learning and your job prospects.

Successfully completing this course means you can progress to Level 3 Uniformed Protective Services, also offered at Barking & Dagenham College.

Where it can lead to
You could progress to the following course
Career progression

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.