Uniformed Protective Services
Pearson, BTEC, Level 3.
National Extended Certificate
in Uniformed Protective Services
This course is equivalent in size to one A Level.
Four units, two of which are mandatory and one is externally assessed. Mandatory content (67%). External assessment Exam (33%).
This qualification is designed to support learners who are interested in learning about the uniformed protective services sector. It gives them a broad basis of study, designed to support progression to higher education when taken as part of a programme of study that includes other appropriate BTEC Nationals or A Levels.
The 4 units studied over 2 years will include;
Unit 2: Behaviour and Discipline in the Uniformed Protective Services
Learners investigate factors that can affect behaviour and their impact on the discipline of individuals and groups in the uniformed protective services.
In this unit learners will; have to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of principal psychological perspectives and their impact on behaviours. Apply knowledge and understanding of behaviour and discipline within uniformed protective services. Analyse authority, obedience, conformity and theories of behaviour and their impact within the uniformed protective services. Make connections and judgements between behaviours, theory and practice within uniformed protective services.
Unit 5: Teamwork, Leadership and Communication in the Uniformed Protective Services
Learners study the dynamics of team building and team leadership, participate in team-building activities, and learn the methods of communication used by the uniformed protective services.
In this unit learners will; have to explore teamwork and leadership styles used in the uniformed protective services. Explore theories and techniques used for the development of effective uniformed protective services teams. Demonstrate the use of communication methods and systems relevant to the uniformed protective services. Apply team working and leadership skills within uniformed protective services contexts.
Unit 10: Skills for Outdoor Activities and the Uniformed Protective Services
Learners develop the underpinning skills and knowledge relevant to best practice and managing risk when participating in outdoor activities.
In this unit learners will; examine the requirements and personal skills needed for participation in outdoor activities. Develop skills and techniques and apply safety requirements for participation in outdoor activities. Reflect on own practical performance in selected outdoor activities and how this will support own future career.
Unit 13: Introduction to Criminology
Learners explore the theories of criminology used to explain, measure and tackle crime and criminal behaviour in England and Wales, and their influence on the uniformed protective services.
In this unit learners will; Examine the effects of crime on individuals, communities, the uniformed protective services and other public services. Explore the methods used by the uniformed protective services and other public services to prevent crime and punish offenders. Investigate the support provided by the uniformed protective services and other public services to victims and witnesses of crime.
Unit 15: Police Powers and the Law
Learners explore key elements of the legal system relating to the criminal trial process. They will look at the legal personnel involved as well as investigating police powers and their limitations.
In this unit learners will; Examine the legal framework surrounding the powers of the police to tackle criminal behaviour. Investigate the various roles undertaken by the personnel of the courts. Explore the criminal trial process to be followed once an individual has been charged with an offence.