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Sir William Ramsay School

Empowering Everyone to Achieve

Uniformed Protective Services

Department Staff


Mr J Cook

Teacher of UPS

Miss P Mudge

 Teacher of UPS

 Curriculum Overview

Curriculum Intent

Develop leadership and teamwork skills required by the Uniformed Protective Services industry.  If you are interested in joining the blue light or armed forces, Prison Service, security organisations or HM Customs, our motivational protective services programme will prepare you for a range of career paths.  The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Uniformed Protective Services is designed to give learners the knowledge, skills and understanding needed for progression into employment or further education.

You will develop a knowledge of leadership styles and an understanding of teams and teamwork activities within the public services.  You will also gain the skills needed to communicate with and lead teams.  You will examine a range of theories that underpin behaviour and how they are applied in the Uniformed Protective Services.  You will explore how authority is used to benefit both the individual and society.

During the expedition unit, you will investigate past expeditions, exploring the history behind the most acclaimed and successful individuals and teams.  You will also look at lesser-known expeditions that have changed the way in which modern expeditions are planned and undertaken.  You will develop the skills needed to plan and undertake an expedition and will be given the opportunity to demonstrate these skills by planning, undertaking and reviewing your own expedition.  This unit develops skills and improves the knowledge needed to lead a team on an expedition.  Professional development unit looks at different possible careers and the associated job roles in the protective services.  The course also allows you to take part in application and interview assessment activities for a selected career pathway.