You should have 4 GCSE grades 9-2 or A* - F or equivalent, this should include English and maths. You must also have a keen interest in the public services and a willingness to learn.
Will the course give me what I want?
This course is a great starting point for anybody that would like to work with the public. Whilst the course mainly focuses on careers in the police, fire service, prison service, army, navy and RAF, we will be able to support you with a wide range of career goals.
Your areas of study will include: Being Organised Working with Others Finding out about Public Services Researching a Topic Planning and Navigating a Route Responding to an Incident Developing a Personal Progression Plan Carrying out Security Searches Taking Part in Fitness Testing Taking Part in Sport
How will I learn?
You will be able to learn in a fun and interactive environment with a tutor that is experienced in teaching a range of public services courses. You will learn through a variety of different methods including practicals, interactive sessions, videos, presentations and self evaluations.
How will I be assessed?
Your assessments throughout this course will continuously monitor your progress; these could include practicals, research tasks, worksheets or presentations.
Equipment and other costs
We do ask that any student wishing to partake in trips and visits purchases the public services kit, which consists of a hoodie and polo shirt. There are other optional items available too.
What additional work outside of college will I need to do?
Most of your work will be completed at college, but sometimes you might need to complete a piece of work as homework.
Do I need to find a work placement? Do I need a DBS?
No, there is no work placement for this course, and you wont need a DBS.
What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed onto?
Level 2 Public Services, Motor Vehicle, Engineering, Sport, Health and Social Care
What are the expected employment sectors for this course?
The Armed Forces or the Blue Light public services