Uniformed Protective Services - Level 2

Course Code: TS1FE15

16-18




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
06/09/2021Bispham Campus1 YearApply

Course Overview

The Level 2 Diploma in Public Services at Blackpool and the Fylde College is an exciting and active course that will prepare you for the nature and pressure of public 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 public 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 Public Services including communication, leadership, decision-making and being helpful to others.


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 areas. You must complete all of these qualifications to be successful:

  • Functional Skills/ GCSE 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 experts.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade 3 - 1 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

All 16-18 year old applicants will be invited to attend an interview to meet a tutor and ask any questions they may have about the course.

Qualification Obtained

BTEC Diploma in Preparation for Public 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

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 14 timetabled hours a week. This includes a minimum 3hrs hours a week doing Functional Skills/ GCSE in 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