Level 3

Protective Services


2 years


Rush Green Campus


Sep 2023


Adult 19+

This course is practical and hands-on!

It includes a range of land-based activities like rock climbing, and there's a week-long residential trip to Wales run by former Army personnel!

On this course you'll further the skills you've learned at Levels 1 & 2, including teamwork, problem-solving, decision-making and effective communication.

You'll also develop higher-level analytical skills and competence in outward-bound activities.

There are a range of assessments for this course:

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

You'll need 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) and above - ideally including English & Maths - to join the course.

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.

Successful completion of this 2 year course can offer you progression to Higher Education.

Some of our Protective Services learners choose this and apply for Criminology and Forensic degrees.

Other learners look to apply for the more traditional Uniformed Services e.g. the Metropolitan Police Service (see below as to why you should do this course: https://www.lbc.co.uk/news/met-recruiting-thousands-more-officers-in-crackdown-on-violent-crime).

Alternatively, there are also T Level routes for apprenticeships at Level 4 as part of Higher Technical Occupations. These include Anti-social and Community Safety Officer, Non Home Office Police Officer, Police Community Support Officer and Counter Fraud Investigator.

Where it can lead to
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.