Level: 2 | Duration: 1 Year | Details: September
What is the course about?
Students studying these qualifications will cover a broad range of subjects across the sector of Public Services industries such as Emergency Services, Armed Services, Local Authority, Custodial Services, the Criminal Justice sector as well as Voluntary and Charitable Organisations.
Learners will benefit from a large selection of Industry based employees coming to visit the college to speak to students and engage them in related activities.
Students will take part in a five day residential placement at an army base to help develop independent living skills, fitness and confidence levels and teamwork. Learners will participate in a variety of both land and water based activities and could include walking in Wales, Yorkshire and Cheshire, Mountain Biking, BMX biking, as well as local bouldering, climbing, kayaking and raft building.
In the final term learners will take part in three day expedition up in the Lake District being assessed on map reading and compass work, camp craft, teamwork and leadership as well as improving their fitness levels.
Students will experience a wide variety of volunteering opportunities and benefit from our invaluable links with local and national public services. Visits from guest speakers will enhance their learning and future career opportunities.
Why choose this course?
This exciting 1 year course could be your first academic step towards a career in the public services. It is designed to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to enter careers such as working in the Police, Fire Service, Army, Navy, RAF, Prison Service, Ambulance Service, Customs and Excise, Local Councils, The NHS, or the Voluntary and Charitable sector.
You will study a range of subjects, both theoretical and practical and be assessed through methods such as professional discussions, group presentations, written reports and practical observations. You will attend a week long work placement which may include a residential stay on an army base. During your course , you need to participate in a camping and mountaineering expedition. We will also help you to develop your fitness levels with regular participation in fitness activities, both in and out of college. The College has excellent links with local public services and organises informative trips and visiting speakers.
What will my timetable look like?
You will be in college for 3 or 4 days a week and also have a study day. During that time you will spend 3 hours in English GCSE and 3 hours in Math GCSE unless you have already passed them.
You will have a 1.5 hour gym session where you can develop your level of fitness in preparation for joining the public service you desire to join. This practical session also enables you to develop a fitness plan, leadership and skills in fitness instruction that will be used to form part of the assessment for unit 1 and 5.
You will also have a 1 hour tutorial session with your Personal Tutor who will support you to develop the skills to prepare you for the world of work. They will also have 1:1 time slots to help you set goals on your individual learning plan and keep you on target to exceed your minimum target grade.
A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades 9 – 3 including a Grade 3 in English Language and a Grade 2 in Maths.
Do I need to buy any equipment or kit?
You will need stationary, memory stick and a folder. Uniform Services/Sports kit (Details will be given out at enrolment)
You will also need to ensure you have kit for your navigation and expedition units. You will need a waterproof jacket, walking boots and a standard size rucksack.
You may also wish to purchase Edxcel, BTEC Level 2, Public Services book published by Pearson.
What will this course lead on to?
Most students progress onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Uniformed Services or Fitness Instructor Certificate, but some students go directly into one of the services.
- Lectures 0
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- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
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