Level 3 BTEC 90 Credit Diploma in Uniformed Public Services

Course: 90 Credit Diploma Uniformed Public Services FL3
Code: QS9DL3PUB1/F010H
Location: Hartford Campus
Dates: 11/09/2017 to 29/06/2018
Times: 09.10 to 16.30
Hours/week: 11.00
Weeks: 34



01606 74444

What is the programme structure?

The course is made up of core units - Government, Policies and the Public Services, Leadership and Teamwork, Understanding Discipline in the Uniformed Public Services, Physical Preparation, Health and Lifestyle. And specialist units - Fitness Testing and Training, Responding to Emergency Service Incidents, Career Planning for the Public Services, Volunteering in Public Services, Land Navigation by map and compass. The Public Services department is exciting, active and vibrant, and will provide you with all the support and guidance you need to get you qualified and succeed in your chosen career path. The course will help you to develop an understanding of aspects of the uniformed service of your choice, find employment in the uniformed service of your choice and gain access to higher and develop skills necessary to study at degree level.

Who is the programme for?

For those students who are interested in a career in Uniformed Services e.g Police, Paramedic, Fire and Rescue Service, Army, Royal Marines, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Prison Service, Coastguard, HM Revenue & customs

How long does it take to complete?
1 year, 4 days a week

What qualifications do I need?

4 GCSEs at grade A* - C or equivalent.

What does it include?

The Study Programme aims to provide learners with a coherent and enriching curriculum which will provide them with the academic, social and employability skills to progress to further or higher education or employment. The content of the study programme is designed to broaden the learner experience beyond the main qualification of study. The study programme includes GCSE or Functional Skills in English or Maths. Learners will also undertake personal progress planning and pastoral education, plus tutorial and enrichment

Work Placement
As part of you course, you will be expected to achieve at least one full week of work placement, this will help you get a full insight into the industry in which you are studying.

Are there any special facilities for the programme?
The facilities include a gym.

Will there be any extra costs involved?

£75 per year for practical activities and trips plus approximately £100 for the uniform.

How is the programme assessed?
The units are assessed through projects, assignments, individual, and group work, written and oral presentations. Students will also undergo a physical fitness assessment for entry into a uniformed service. Visits will be made to public service organisations, and guest speakers will be invited to talk about their public service experiences.

What award will I achieve?
Level 3 BTEC 90 Credit Diploma in Uniformed Public Services

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What can I do next?

This BTEC Credit Diploma or Extended Diploma is valued by employers and higher education institutions alike. Students will be able to progress into careers in the Police, Armed Services, Fire Service, public service and security industry. At higher education level, you will be able to specialise in subjects such as Criminology, Risk and Emergency Management and Public Services.

Equal Opportunities:

Mid Cheshire College is committed to the implementation of a policy to achieve equality of opportunity for all staff, students and members of the community it serves. In doing so the College will actively work to achieve equality regardless of age, race, skin colour, disability, gender, marital status, sexuality and faith. The College supports the government initiative ‘Every Child Matters’ and ‘Youth Matters’ and all courses include elements which contribute to students achieving the five outcomes, namely, being healthy, staying safe, enjoying and achieving, making a positive contribution and achieving economic well-being.

How do I get further information?

"Contact the college on 01606 74444 alternatively visit the website www.midchesh.ac.uk or email info@midchesh.ac.uk

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