The BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Preparation for Public Services is a foundation course for students that have a personal drive and motivation to join the United Kingdom’s public services such as Police, Fire, Ambulance, Prison Service, Border Force and the Armed Forces (Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines). This course will prepare students for work or an apprenticeship by giving them the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge and practical kills, and to apply these skills in work-related environments.

This qualification will also enable progression to Level 3 Level qualifications such as BTEC Level 3, Uniformed Protective Services. Students will also develop highly transferable workplace skills, such as good communication and the ability to work in a team.


The BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Uniformed Protective Services are looking for motivated, educated and driven students who are interested in the various fast-paced careers within the Uniformed Public Services Sector.

This course will allow you to experience many aspects of the uniformed public services which may then help you decide what organisation you want to apply for on the successful completion of the Extended Diploma. You can continue your studies on the Public Services HNC/D course, also delivered at NPTC GROUP.