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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services - Year 1

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Course Description

Public Services are at the very heart of our community and those who pursue a career within one of the uniformed services will be fulfilling a vital role in society. Our courses have a practical emphasis and are taught by ex-uniformed public service staff with programmes specifically designed to develop a range of key skills which aim to prepare learners for employment in the uniformed public services.

Qualifications

BTEC Extended Diploma in Public Services

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade C or above to include English and Mathematics. BTEC Level 2 Qualification, NVQ Level 2 or VRQ Level 2

Details

Learners who wish to gain employment in the Uniformed Public Services. The Level 2 course further develops the skills and knowledge gained at school or during the Level 1 course. An essential prerequisite for learners wishing to embark on a level 3 course without holding the necessary GCSE’s.

A mixture of units to meet the guided learning hours recommended to gain this qualification. The course has practical and theory assessments plus two external exams.

Topics on this course include:

  • Team leadership
  • Understanding discipline
  • Physical preparation and fitness
  • Outdoor and adventurous expeditions
  • Equality and diversity
  • Citizenship
  • Responding to emergency service incidents
  • Communication and technology

Work Experience

Public Services are at the very heart of our community and those who pursue a career within one of the uniformed services will be fulfilling a vital role in society. Our courses have a practical emphasis and are taught by ex-uniformed public service staff with programmes specifically designed to develop a range of key skills which aim to prepare learners for employment in the uniformed public services.

Progression

Upon completion of this course, students have a number of options to choose from. If they wish to continue their studies, this course provides UCAS points in the range of 120-360 – which can help with entry to higher education or provide enough on its own depending on the degree/course chosen and institution.

For other students, it will be time to enter employment with possible careers such as: Army, Navy, RAF, Royal Marines, Fire and Rescue Services and Police, public services sector, apprenticeship

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