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Uniformed Public Services (Protective Services) Level 2

Course Overview

An ideal course for someone considering a job in one of our country’s public services.  We cover a range of topics from employability and citizenship to teamwork and leadership and some sport and fitness based modules. This course will prepare you for our Level 3 course or employment.

What topics are covered?

This course will cover six units including:

  • Improving health and fitness
  • Public service skills
  • Land navigation
  • Expedition skills (including expeditions in wild country)

As a full-time student at Bath College, you will follow a study programme consisting of a vocational diploma, maths and English, employability skills, volunteering and tutorial. Please visit our Study Programmes page for details.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is most suited for people aged 16-18 who are just starting (out on their) vocational learning.

What are the entry requirements?

Four full GCSEs at grade D/3 or above, including English language and maths or an appropriate level 1 qualification or a BTEC Level 1 in Public Services.

Equivalent qualifications will be considered.

What qualifications will I gain?

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Uniformed Public Services

Who is the awarding body?


How will I learn?

You will cover theoretical elements of the course in the classroom with practical sessions in the College gym, studio and at Bath Sports Centre. You will also go on a range of expeditions and visits outside of the College.

What hours will I be in college?

Full-time course runs for an average of 15 hours per week. Additionally, you will be expected to study and complete course work and assignments.

How will I be assessed?

There will be practical and written assignments, and one external examination.

What can I do after this course?

Progress on to the Uniformed Public Services Level 3 course or into junior-level positions in the uniformed services.

Are there any additional costs?

Resources fee
Polo shirts (including at least one College polo shirt in blue and one in grey) to be worn in practical sessions and classrooms

What funding is available?

For funding information, please refer to our Funding page.

What facilities are available?

College gym, Bath Sports Centre

What are the leisure and cultural activities?

You will go on a range of expeditions and visits outside of the College. Learning may include expeditions in wild country and involve activities such as canoeing, rock climbing and mountain walking.

Which department is this course in?

Sport, Leisure and Care

Where will I need to go on my first day?

Please report to Reception Somer Valley Campus

What else do I need to know?

This course is most suited for people aged 16-18 who are just starting their vocational learning.

Where can I find out more information?

For advice or more details please telephone 01225 312191 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk. You may also visit our Student Advice Centre.

If you have a learning difficulty or disability, please contact Additional Learning Support to arrange additional help.

How do I apply?

Online: Click the "Apply" button and fill out an online application form.

By post: download the Full-Time Application Form and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.

In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

To find out more about the application process, please go to the How to Apply page.


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