Course: Policing and Uniformed Services Level 3

Study Level

Level 3


Lowestoft Campus


Two Years



Do you dream of a career in the police, military, or other uniformed services, helping others and making a difference in a wide range of roles either in the UK or overseas?

Our Level 3 course offers two routes where you can choose to focus on policing or uniformed services, taught by industry specialists with years of experience in the police, military, and many other areas.

You will have access to our own gym for physical fitness sessions and have your own uniform with trousers, t-shirt, sweatshirt, and boots representative of the pathway you’re on – blue for police and green for uniformed services. Students who are in receipt of funding can apply for support with this.

Policing Route

This two-year extended diploma is the equivalent to three A Levels in UCAS points, with units focussing on careers, leadership and teamwork, policing in the UK, crime scene investigation, criminology, and physical fitness.

You will develop skills in processing crime scenes and taking witness statements, learning how to write reports to use in court and how to give evidence as a police officer, physical fitness for entry into the police and how the police use physical methods of self defence to keep themselves and the public safe.

Uniformed Services Route

This two-year diploma is the equivalent to two A Levels in UCAS points, with units focussing on careers, leadership and teamwork, physical fitness, war and terrorism, outdoor activities/water based activities (depending on trip availability), and communication in the uniformed services.

Alongside the course, you will experience a variety of trades in a termly rotation to provide you with skills and experience in areas that the military trains in. This can help you choose the area of skills training you would like to enrol with when you start a career in the military, or help you know how best to handle a crashed car if you join the fire service.

Students with high grades would also have UCAS points for application to military officer training such as that offered at Sandhurst.


You will need to have achieved GCSEs at grade 4 and above, and attend an in-person interview. You will be supported to resit either a GCSEs in Maths or English alongside your course if needed.



Assessment will be though written assignments, practical tasks, presentations, self-reflection journals, professional posters and report writing in the style of the public services. There are no exams with this course.



You can progress on to Policing and Uniformed Services Level 3 at the college.

Successful completion of the qualification could lead to a police degree apprenticeship, army training, or into work in the services, policing or similar degrees.

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