Public Services (Uniformed) - BTEC Extended Diploma - Level 3

This course is designed for students who wish to follow a career in the uniformed services, for example the Army, Navy, Police, Fire or Ambulance services. It will cover theoretical and practical subjects and you will be assessed by completing projects and assignments.

The course places great emphasis on physical fitness and practical activities in order to raise your fitness levels to those required for entry to the uniformed services.

The programme also includes studying maths and English towards GCSE grade A*-C (new grading system: 9-4) if you do not already have these grades.

What topics/modules are covered?

  • Understanding the public sector – how the public services work
  • Law and the legal system
  • Leadership
  • Citizenship and contemporary issues
  • International perspectives
  • The Uniformed services – the potential world of work
  • Physical preparation for the uniformed services
  • Expedition needs
  • Human behaviour – psychology and behaviour
  • Media and the public services – how society perceives the public sector
  • Understanding discipline
  • Public services in Europe
  • Dealing with accidents – first aid and accident prevention
  • Teamwork
  • Health and fitness
  • Outdoor activities
  • Major incidents – command and control in the Police and Fire service

What are the entry requirements?

In order to qualify for this course, you will need at least one of the following:

  • 4 GCSEs at grade C (new grading system: 4) or above

Or

  • A relevant Level 2 qualification

Or

  • Industry related experience

The College will always treat each applicant as an individual. Should you not have or not expect to obtain the grades stated above, or not have relevant industry related experience, the College would still welcome your application for this course as this will enable us to identify whether this course is, in fact, the right course for you or whether another course may be more appropriate.

All course offers will be subject to satisfactory interview and reference.


What can I do if I complete this course?

  • University
  • Higher/Degree Apprenticeship

Career Path

  • Army
  • RAF
  • Navy
  • Royal Marines
  • Coast Guard
  • Fire Fighter
  • Police Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Young Offenders Team ( YOT)
  • NHS Administration
  • Police Civilian Administration
  • Job Centre Career Advisor
  • Communication and Technology (control room)
  • Security Officer
  • Criminal Courts Administrator
  • PCSO
  • Court Administration
  • Social Support Worker

What qualification will I gain?

BTEC Extended Diploma in Public Services Level 3.

Start date

September.

Duration

2 years (with the option of completing a 90 credit qualification after 1 year).

Where will I be based?

The Sixth Form Centre, Hugh Baird College.

Cost

Aged 16-18
Free.

Aged 19+
There may be fees associated with this course. You may be eligible to have some or all of these fees waived by the College, depending on your individual circumstances. Please call 0151 353 4444 or email enquiries@hughbaird.ac.uk with any queries.

Financial Support (all ages)
You may be eligible to receive financial support for course fees, travel and childcare. Please visit our Student Finance page for more information. Please call 0151 353 4444 or email enquiries@hughbaird.ac.uk with any queries.


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We reserve the right to make changes and improvements to the provision of courses and other details. There are minimum numbers of students required for each course to run. Should there be insufficient numbers to run a particular course, then every effort will be made to enrol you on a similar, appropriate course.


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Study Programme

If you are aged 16-19, this qualification will form a substantial part of your study programme. The study programme has been designed to ensure that young people are fully equipped and ready to move on to the world of work or higher level courses. In addition to your main qualification, will you also get the opportunity to undertake relevant and CV bolstering work experience out in your chosen industry. You will also be supported through maths and English qualifications.

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