If you are thinking of a career in the police service, fire and rescue service, Royal Marines, Army, RAF, Royal Navy or prison service, this practical course will give you all the skills you need. You will develop your leadership and personal fitness skills, and have the option to undertake a First Aid certificate. The course is supported by a variety of trips and practical activities to help hone skills both inside and outside the classroom.

Funding and bursaries

Students if you’re aged over 19 you may be eligible for free tuition depending on the course you want to study, your existing qualifications and your financial circumstances. For more information email info@totton.ac.uk or call 023 8087 4874.

Advanced Learner Loans are available for students who are aged 19 or over. Repayments do not begin until the course is completed and you are earning £25,000 or over. Eligible learners will be enrolling on a level 3 or above course and are a UK or EU national. For further information, visit gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan.

Entry requirements

At least four GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above including English and maths, or at least a Merit in BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Public Services.

What will I learn?

The course aims to prepare you for a career in the uniformed public services or to continue into higher education. You will:

Understand the theory and practical techniques for uniformed public services

Achieve the fitness and self-discipline levels required for service

Learn critical leadership and teamwork skills

Develop a portfolio for higher levels of study or progression into public service

Work Experience

You’ll take part in 60 hours’ work experience during the year in a relevant placement.


Modules may include:

Prepare for a career in uniformed public services

Team leadership in the uniformed public services

Develop aspects of physical fitness for uniformed public services

Understanding discipline

Diversity and the public services

Physical preparation and fitness

Understand conflict management

Uniformed public services employment

Understand discipline


Continuous assessment through practical and written assignments.

Enrichment Opportunities

You’ll get the chance to join one of our enrichment clubs and use the gym and swimming pool.

Career and Progression

You can progress to a career in uniformed services or you can choose to move onto an apprenticeship or higher education.

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