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NCFE Level 1/2 Certificate in Uniformed Protective Services

Health, Public Services and Care
Registration and Certification Fee

Level 1/2
Minimum entry age

What does this qualification cover?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide an insight into the uniformed services as a potential area for employment. The key focus is to develop new technical skills for learners to attain a foundation of technical skills required in the uniformed protective services such as the police service, fire service and armed forces. This will inevitably support progression to an apprenticeship in the uniformed protective services such as the:

• army
• navy
• prison service
• fire and rescue service
• police.

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is designed for learners aged 14–16 in schools and colleges but is also accessible for learners post-16.

What are the entry requirements?

This qualification is suitable for learners aged pre-16 and above. There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification.

Centres are responsible for ensuring that this qualification is appropriate for the age and ability of learners. They need to make sure that learners can fulfil the requirements of the learning outcomes and comply with the relevant literacy, numeracy and health and safety aspects of this qualification.

How is this qualification structured?

This qualification is made up of 2 mandatory units.

How is it assessed?

Internally assessed and graded.

What’s next?

Depending on the grade the learner achieves in this qualification, they could progress to:

• Level 3 in Uniformed Protective Services
• Protective Services Apprenticeships such as policing, security, HM forces, fire service, paramedics.

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Find out more about funding for this and other qualifications on our funding page.

Qualification Specification
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This document contains everything you need to know about this qualification and should be used by everyone involved in its planning, delivery and assessment.

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This document provides an overview of the qualification.

Grading Calculator
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Our grading calculator will support you in estimating your learners' overall result for this qualification. Enter your learners' current or predicted grades for the internal units and external assessments to estimate their overall result. Please note: this is for guidance only. The raw mark grade boundaries for the external assessments will be awarded by NCFE after each assessment window.

Career Card
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This document will help learners discover career and progression options in this qualification.

Internal Assessment Sample Tasks
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This document provides example tasks for internal assessment.

Mandatory units

  1. Introduction to Uniformed Protective Services Skills (M/617/5390)
  2. Physical Preparation for the Uniformed Protective Services (T/617/5391)

Internal assessments will go ahead in 2021/22, therefore moving away from results being based on Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) used in 2020 to 2021, where this has been permitted. Students need to prepare a portfolio of evidence. We encourage centres to review our guidance on the types of evidence, and evidence capture, that we permit including e.g. the use of video, photos and other digital means of demonstrating knowledge and skills.

For further information please see the 2021/22 adaptation addendum document below.

2021-22 AT 60343497 V1.0
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