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Fire fighter public services
Level 3

Uniformed Protective Services


1 year


Rush Green Campus


Sept 2023



This course has been designed to provide you with a broad understanding of the structure of Government at National, regional and local level.

You will be provided with experiences such as visiting Houses of Parliament and meeting local MPs and being involved in debates that relate to them, their families and issues that affect their areas.

You are also provided with other experiences that prepare you for entry into all other services and ensure they maintain high levels of fitness. For example, about land navigations and various hikes, to apply these map reading skills and how to look after each other and lead within their teams.

On this course, you will learn:

  • Government Policies
  • Citizenship
  • Behaviour and Discipline
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Diversity

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

You will be assessed through a combination of external assessment accounts for two of the units, as well as presentations and coursework, e.g. reports.

You will need to have GCSE Maths, English Language and two additional subjects at grade 4 (C) 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.

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

Once you have completed this course, you can gain direct entrance into MET, Fire Service, Army (with basic training), Royal Air Force and any Government roles, for example, working for LBBD.

You will also be able to move onto Higher Education.

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.