Uniformed Protective Services - Level 3 Triple Diploma

Course Code: TS1FE16


In line with Government advice and guidance we plan to have 100% face to face delivery for all Further Education courses for 16 - 18 year olds from September 2021.

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
05/09/2022Bispham Campus2 YearsApply

Course Overview

Uniformed Protective Services at Blackpool and the Fylde College is an exciting and active course that will prepare you for the nature and pressure of protective services work. The course will give you a detailed insight into the workings of different services through theoretical and practical subjects delivered by experienced lecturers from protective service backgrounds.

You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, and learners will develop essential skills and knowledge that are required within the Uniformed Protective Services including leadership, teamwork, communication, decision-making and discipline.

You will also have a dedicated fitness and practical sessions each week which all students will participate in to be ready for a career within the services. 

As part of your Programme of Study, you will also cover the following area. You must complete all of these qualifications to be successful:


  • Developmental maths and English programme
  • Tutorial - you will have a one to one every 4 - 5 weeks with your tutor to assess your progress and set targets
  • Work Experience and Volunteering programme - employer visits, hands on experiences, guest speakers from industry expert

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade 4 or above in English and Maths

  • a successful interview with a tutor
  • the ability to study independently
  • a genuine interest in the subject
  • good communication skills 
  • hardworking approach towards the industry

Qualification Obtained

BTEC National Extended Diploma in Uniformed Protective Services

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

At Blackpool and The Fylde College we recognise that all students learn differently and for some it may be a return to the classroom following a break from formal learning.  

Our expert tutors understand that everyone learns in different ways so they use a range of teaching methods to enable everyone to achieve their potential. A key method used is demonstration, which allows you to observe the practical application of skills before having a go yourself.

The course combines group work, practical sessions and dedicated self-study periods. This needs to be supported by your own study outside of College, using online development platforms such as Canvas, our virtual learning environment.

E-learning is a key element of all our courses and we also use a range of online apps to support, enhance and motivate learning. Your tutors will support you with these technologies and also in preparing for examinations.

The main programme totals 540 learning hours a year, which equates to around 16 timetabled hours a week. This will include up to 3 hours a week developing your maths and English depending on the level you are already at. A further 1.5 hours a week is needed for progress meetings to ensure you're on track to achieve your learning goals.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

European Structural and Investment Funds
Council for Independent Education
European Social Fund
Lancaster University
Disabled Confident
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