Level 3 in Uniformed Protective Services

Start (w/c): 05/09/2022 Full Time - To be arranged (09:00 to 16:00) Nantgarw

Course Information

This two year, full-time course is designed for young people over the age of 16 who would like to gain employment in the uniformed public services sector.

It is also suitable for learners who would like to enter employment in an operational role or in an office-based role supporting the uniformed public services.

What Will I Learn?

The core units give learners the essential foundation needed to understand the public services sector. You will study units such as Government; Policies and the Public Services; Leadership and Teamwork; Citizenship and Diversity; Understanding Discipline.

Specialist units provide the learners with a realistic picture of the uniformed public services and the requirements of the functional areas.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grades A*- C including Maths/Numeracy and English/Welsh, or completion of a full relevant vocational programme at Level 2 with overall merit grade. Level 2 programme must also include GCSE Maths & English/Welsh at grades A*- C or equivalent such as Level 2 Communications and Application of Number. Learners on this course need to have satisfactory clearance with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

You will be invited to attend an interview. During this interview and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy to establish any support required.


To gain the Level 3 in Public Services you must complete internal assessments in all units. Assessment will cover practical skills, oral questioning, assignment work and written questions. All units are assessed, graded and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded.


Coleg y Cymoedd takes every effort to ensure the information on this website is accurate at time of being live. Coleg y Cymoedd reserves the right to make changes or withdraw without notice any of the courses, course facilities or support described.

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Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study.


Purchase of Kit and/or Education Trips is required for this course. Please discuss this at interview stage with a tutor after you have applied. A tailored individual package will be developed for you depending on which course you have chosen

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Career Progression

  • After successfully completing the course you could progress to university to study a related course. You could also apply for employment in the sector.


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