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Uniformed Public Services Level 3


As part of our Uniformed Public Services Level 3 a Policing pathway now available for 2021 September start, please enquire for more information.


This course prepares students for a career in the uniformed services. Our Public Services course is designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding required to gain employment in the uniformed or armed services, with a big focus on physical fitness. You will learn through a mix of both practical and classroom sessions and have the opportunity to gain experience and develop skills in a number of different outdoor activities. In year one learners may also achieve the 90 credit diploma.

The Level 3 Diploma is a two year programme aimed at providing learners with the skills and knowledge needed to prepare them for a career in the Uniformed Public Services. It includes practical fitness and outdoor adventure skills alongside subjects such as leadership, citizenship and public service policies.

Course Themes

  •  Leadership and teamwork
  •  Citizenship and diversity
  •  Command and control
  •  Employment and career planning
  •  Aspects of the legal system
  •  Outdoor and adventurous expeditions
  •  Police powers
  •  Responding to emergency incidents
  •  Government and policies
  •  English and maths provision where applicable

This course combines both theory and practical work, including attending residential courses and participating in outdoor adventure activities such as kayaking, climbing, navigation, and expeditions.

Students will be introduced to some of the entry processes for the Public Services to build your familiarity with them and to start to improve your personal fitness to pass them if you so choose.

You also have the chance to attend a number of residential trips during the course, including trips such as visits to Parliament and The Old Bailey in London, and have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience through volunteering. We will also cover employability skills and university options, for those wishing to enter Higher Education.

The course includes the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) which offers a broad range of challenging, exciting, adventurous and educational activities. Our aim is to enable the development of personal responsibility, leadership and self-discipline. Our CCF is an educational partnership between the college and the Ministry of Defence.

Unique Selling Points

  • Focus on leadership and teamwork, fitness and outdoor activities

Career pathways

  •  Armed services
  •  HM customs
  •  Police
  •  Fire and rescue
  •  Ambulance service
  •  Prison Service

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 4 (old GCSE grade C) or above, to include 2 from English, Maths or Science with at least a grade 3 (old GCSE grade D) in the remaining subject. Alternatively a suitable Level 2 vocational qualification (Merit or above) with English, Maths and Science at Level 2.

Further Study

You could progress on to a degree/foundation degree course in public services or a related subject

Askham Bryan College,
Askham Bryan,
YO23 3FR
01904 772277