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Uniformed Protective Services

Can you stay calm in challenging situations? Are you looking for a career where you can help and protect the public?

Have you tried our 3-minute quiz? Take the quiz to uncover your strengths and get information based on your interests and aspirations. You can also take a look at our printable leaflet for background on the course, units at a glance, career pathways and much more!

The top 5 skills employers look for that you’ll learn on a Uniformed Protective Services course:




Physical Fitness

Decision Making

What kind of career can I go into?

From the police, through to the ambulance or the fire service, there’s plenty of opportunity for training and progression. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Police Officer

Armed Forces


Store Detective

Prison Officer

Three Community Support Officers, Horse Guards Parade, London, England - Rear view of uniformed female Community Support Officers, Metropolitan Police, wearing gloves, hat, fluorescent jackets. Security, protection.
Armed Forces
Fireman spraying water - Fireman spraying water
Store Detective
Prison Officer leading a handcuffed prisoner. - Prison Officer leading a handcuffed prisoner.

Real life BTEC Uniformed Protective Services stories

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Joshua Allison

Special Constable with Northumbria Police

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Ryan Jolly

Company Sergeant Major with Air Cadets

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James Smith

Special Constable in the Police Force