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Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Uniformed Public Services & Diploma in Criminology – Criminal Justice Pathway

Criminal Justice Pathway

2 years

Central Campus


Public services students pictured outside the Justice Centre

Course summary

This course is for learners who wish to pursue a career in the uniformed public services, in particular the police, prison service, probation service, ambulance service, fire service and the military. The course has a criminal justice pathway to support your development and your career aspirations. Criminal Justice Pathway = BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Uniformed Public Services & Level 3 Applied Diploma in Criminology

Course requirements

You'll need five GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, including English and Maths.

The course boosts a mixture of theoretical and practical units which mirrors the work of the uniformed protective services. Core modules will include:
- Citizenship and Diversity
- Behaviour and Discipline in the Uniformed Protective Services
- Teamwork, Leadership and Communication in the Uniformed Protective Services
- Physical Preparation, Health and Lifestyle
plus a pathway-specific module.
Students will be working alongside a variety of uniformed protective services to increase their understanding of the work, role and responsibilities involved.
You will gain a variety of employability skills during the course including: teamwork, communication, leadership and self-sufficiency skills. These skills are all desirable for entry to the public services.

Students will take part in trips which might incur a small extra cost.

The course will include a combination of exam-based assessments, written assessments and practical assessments.

A variety of related higher education courses including:
- BA (Hons) in Criminology
- BA (Hons) in Policing
- BA (Hons) in Criminal Justice
- BA (Hons) in Sociology
- LLB (Hons) in Law
- BSc (Hons) in Public Health
- BSc (Hons) in Fire and Rescue
- BSc (Hons) in Paramedic Science
- BA (Hons) in War Studies

Career routes include:
- The Police Service
- The Probation Service
- The Prison Service
- The Military
- The Ambulance Service
- The Fire Service
- A variety of other aspects of the Uniformed Protective Services


To discuss your options direct with the course tutor email

[email protected]

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