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Uniformed Public Services

The uniformed public services sector offers a very rewarding and fulfilling career pathway. The industry is made up of important roles that help to aid and protect the general public, allowing you to make a real difference.

Sector insights

With the Government’s recent commitment to increasing police numbers1, it’s a great time to consider the opportunities that a career in the uniformed services sector provides.

The Fire Brigade Union is also seeking an additional 5,000 firefighters2, a recruitment area that continues to grow whilst providing roles that are rich with opportunities for progression.

Our uniformed public services qualifications are flexible and current, with our Level 3 qualifications attracting UCAS points and providing routes into higher education whilst also allowing learners to progress into employment within their chosen field..

We’ve worked collaboratively with industry experts and key stakeholders to develop this range of qualifications, ensuring learners receive the knowledge, skills and understanding to excel on this pathway.

Qualification spotlight

Our uniformed public services qualifications offer breadth and depth of study, providing learners with an understanding of the principles of the sector. Alongside pre-employment preparation, qualifications also offer learners the opportunity to develop the skills and qualities needed to work in a range of roles within uniformed services, such as leadership, conflict management and personal protection skills. Some of our most popular qualifications include:

Setting the standard

We’re proud to offer learners qualifications that have been developed with input from key stakeholders and organisations, having also been endorsed by industry experts. Some of our uniformed public services collaborations and endorsements include:

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View our progression route map to see how our range of uniformed public services qualifications connect to support your curriculum planning and learner progression.

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Case Study

Supporting learner success

Learners on the NCFE Level 2 and 3 Diploma Entry to the Uniformed Services at Suffolk New College are gaining skills for a wide range of occupational roles in public services.

Jack, a learner at Suffolk New College, said: “My NCFE qualification is providing me with the skills, knowledge and understanding of a wide range of roles within the sector. It’ll help me to go on to apply to be a police officer.”

Lee Mandley, Head of Sport and Public Services at Suffolk New College, commented: “These qualifications include a range of modules specific to the day-to-day roles of the Uniformed Public Services. This has helped prepare learners for application processes and fitness requirements through classroom-taught lessons, guest speakers, and practical and physical activities.”

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1Police officer uplift, England and Wales, quarterly update to 30 June 2021https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-officer-uplift-quarterly-update-to-june-2021/police-officer-uplift-england-and-wales-quarterly-update-to-30-june-2021

2Invest in fire and rescue service or forget a green recovery, say climate groups and firefightershttps://www.fbu.org.uk/news/2020/11/24/invest-fire-and-rescue-service-or-forget-green-recovery-say-climate-groups-and