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Protective Services: Career Map

Technical occupations: skilled occupations that a college leaver or an apprentice would be entering, that typically require qualifications at levels 2/3.

Protective Services

Cluster: Protective Service Officer

Provide safety, security, prevention, enforcement, protection and investigation services largely on behalf of society.

  • Border & Immigration Officer
  • Business Fire Safety Advisor
  • Coastguard
  • Community Safety Advisor
  • Custody & Detention Officer
  • Emergency Service Contact Handling
  • HM Forces Serviceperson (Public Services)
  • Non Home Office Police Officer
  • Operational Firefighter
  • Probation Services Practitioner
  • Safety Health & Environment Technician
  • Security First Line Manager

Higher Technical occupations: require more knowledge and skills acquired through experience in the workplace or further technical education. They typically require qualifications at levels 4/5.

Protective Services

Cluster: Protective Service Manager

Lead and manage a team providing safety, security, prevention, enforcement, protection and investigation services largely on behalf of society.

  • Counter Fraud Investigator
  • Emergency Service Manager
  • Fire Safety Inspector
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Police Community Support Officer
  • Specialist Rescue Operative
  • Trading Standards Officer

Professional occupations: occupations where there is a clear career progression from higher technical occupations, as well as those occupations where a degree apprenticeship exists.

Protective Services

Cluster: Protective Service Professional

Lead and manage a whole service or event regarding safety, security, prevention, enforcement, protection and investigation services largely on behalf of society or workplace. Often requires specialist knowledge to handle complex cases.

  • Occupational Health & Safety Specialist
  • Police Constable (degree)
  • Probation Officer
  • Serious & Complex Crime Investigator