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Police officers (sergeant and below)

Up to £29,000

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Senior police officers

Up to £44,000

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Security guards and related occupations

Up to £17,000

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This qualification is designed for students who want to go on to higher level studies or into a relevant uniformed services role.

Entry Requirements

Please see our Entry Requirements page for general entry requirement guidance.


One and two year courses.

What will I study?

Course content covers areas such as the following that will:

  • Allow progression to employment or further study towards the entry qualifications and requirements of a specific uniformed service
  • Inform and prepare you to become a uniformed service potential recruit
  • Provide an understanding of the uniformed public services sector
  • Provide an understanding of the external organisations that impact on and influence the work of the uniformed services
  • Provide an understanding of how uniformed services organisations respond in emergency situations
  • Provide the opportunity to understand and develop the skills and qualities needed to work in a range of uniformed services, eg leadership skills, coaching skills, conflict management, personal protection, teamwork, communication, navigation and drill

What could it lead to?

Uniformed Service - the course gives a good understanding of the services, skills and knowledge to make a strong application.

University - degree courses such as Criminology, Policing, Business, Sports, Disaster Management, Law, IT, Youth and Social Studies.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.

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