Course: Uniformed Public Services Level 3

Study Level

Level 3

Course Code



Lowestoft Campus


2 Years



If you are considering a career in the exciting uniformed services industry, then these courses are for you. You will gain a good insight into the knowledge, skills, qualities and physical requirements to join a public service where it can be physically, mentally and emotionally tough, but worth the challenge. There are hundreds of different careers within the uniformed services which are not just roles in the military, but also include the emergency services and much more.

Mandatory Topics:

  • Government, Policies and the Public Services
  • Leadership and Teamwork in the Public Services
  • Citizenship, Diversity and the Public Services
  • Understanding Discipline in the Uniformed Public Services
  • Fitness Testing and Training for Uniformed Public Services

Optional Topics:

  • Physical Preparation, Health and Lifestyle for Public Services
  • Understand the Impact of War, Conflict and Terrorism on Public Services
  • Land Navigation by Map and Compass
  • Crime and its Effects on Society
  • Command and Control in the Uniformed Public Services
  • Planning and Management of Major Incidents
  • Career Planning for the Public Services
  • Exercise, Health and Lifestyle
  • Custodial Care Services
  • International Institutions and Human Rights
  • Outdoor and Adventurous Expeditions
  • Security Procedures in the Public Services
  • Employment in the Uniformed Public Services
  • Fitness Testing and Training for the Uniformed Public Services
  • Responding to Emergency Service Incidents
  • Understanding Discipline in the Uniformed Public Services

You will also develop a range of personal skills needed for the Public Service Sector, which are essential for enhancing your performance and employability opportunities.

You will have the opportunity to attend ‘Look at Life’ courses with the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, and Royal Regiment. We also attend Suffolk Fire and Rescue career training and advice days and have links with the Royal Air Force and Royal Marines outreach teams.


You will need to have achieved at least four GCSEs at grade 4 or above (including English Language) or Uniformed Public Services Level 2.


You will be assessed throughout the course via:

  • Practical demonstrations
  • Oral questioning
  • Assignment/project work
  • Online assessments


You can progress on to study a Level 4 HNC in Public Services (Civil Protection) through the University of Suffolk at East Coast College, or other universities. You can also progress on to an apprenticeship or employment.

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