This course is intended to give a good introduction to a career in any of the uniformed services such as the armed forces, the ambulance service, the fire service, the police, the prison service and Customs and Excise. The Public Services have their own selection procedures and successful completion of the course prepares students for entry as well as progressing to the L3 Public Services qualification. Students develop vital skills such as teamwork, communication, leadership, discipline and respect and should be prepared to develop as individuals.

You will be required to work on academic assignments, fitness, teamwork and leadership together with a genuine interest in participating in sport and outdoor pursuits.
 

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

On successful completion of this Level 2 First Diploma you can progress at The College to the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Public Services or other related Level 3 course. Alternatively, progression to employment or apprenticeship training.

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

You will require a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A*-D including English and maths grades 9-3 (formerly A*-D) and science for some programmes. Alternatively successful completion of a relevant Level 1 qualification and have achieved a Level 1 Functional Skill in English and maths.

What about work experience? 

You will have the opportunity to engage in work experience placements within the public services or local employers.

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 16-18 Costs 19-23 (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
FAL2FD001G 07/09/2021 TBC TBC TBC

* Please note fees are subject to change.

Course content

Course Content 

You will study units covering a range of topics including public service employment, public service skills, improving health and fitness for entry to public service, adventurous activities and teamwork for public service, land navigation by map and compass and driving and its relationship to public service.

Additionally you will study Functional Skills or GCSE English and Mathematics as part of the study programme if you do not have a C grade at GCSE. 

More info

Start Day/Time 

The exact date and hours of attendance will be confirmed at enrolment or interview.

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 2

Qualification Name 

Level 2 Intermediate

Awarding Body 

BTEC

Curriculum Area 

Sixth Form and Service Industries - Public Services

More about the course 

The public services require hard work, leadership and initiative. The Level 2 Diploma course will draw out and develop these qualities. Throughout the course your personal tutor will monitor your progress and provide support and guidance on a wide range of issues.  Students will also have the opportunity to undertake volunteering activities, attend insight courses and enjoy contact with public services through visits and guest speakers.  

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 2

Qualification Name 

Level 2 Intermediate

Awarding Body 

BTEC