NCFE LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN UNIFORMED PROTECTIVE SERVICES
The purpose of this qualification is to provide an insight into the uniformed services as a potential area for employment. The key focus is to develop new technical skills for learners to attain a foundation of technical skills required in the uniformed protective services such as the Navy, Army, RAF, Police Service, Prison Service and the Fire and Rescue Service.
While completing this qualification, learners may develop the knowledge, understanding and essential skills employers look for in employees. These range from familiar ‘key skills’, such as team working, independent learning and problem solving, to more tricky-to-measure skills, such as:
• An appreciation for appropriate behaviour, dress and have personal manners and good deportment.
• Appropriate interpersonal skills.
• Communicating with professional colleagues/peers and/or hierarchical seniors.
• Supporting other aspiring employees.
• Personal manners and deportment.
• Understanding work practices and how different roles and departments function within an organisation.
The qualification will also:
• Offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge.
• Provide opportunities to acquire a number of practical and technical work-related skills.
• Allow the learners to progress to employment or further study and towards the entry qualifications and requirements of a specific uniformed service.
• Provide an understanding of work practices and how different roles and departments function within an organisation.
How is the course structured and graded?
To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Uniformed Protective Services, learners are required to
successfully complete 2 graded mandatory units; Introduction to Uniformed Protective Services Skills and Physical Preparation for the Uniformed Protective Services.
Will this course be suitable for me?
To be successful on this course, you will need to be working at a level GCSE level 3/4. The course is designed to give an understanding of the uniformed sector and an opportunity to investigate career opportunities. There are no formal entry requirements, although we would expect pupils to be involved in the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) and the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
What could this course lead to?
Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to A Levels and further Level 2 and 3
qualifications, such as:
• NCFE Level 2 Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services (601/2456/8).
• Other Level 2 or 3 Uniformed or Public Services qualifications.
• NCFE Level 3 Introductory Certificate (601/8790/6), Certificate (601/8791/8), Diploma ((540)
• 601/8792/X)/((720) 601/8793/1) and Extended Diploma (601/8794/3) for Entry to the Uniformed Services.
• Protective Services Apprenticeships such as policing, security, HM forces, fire service, paramedics.