Public Services

Introduction

Course Title: Level 3 – 90 Credit Diploma in Uniformed Public Services
Course Code: OR223

Department: Public Services
Course Type: Full time



Designed for individuals who are actively looking to pursue a career in the uniformed public services - Police, Fire, Prison, Security or Ambulance services and the Armed Forces, this one year course is delivered by experts with direct experience in the police, miltary service and outdoor education. It is specifically tailored to develop a balance between practical skills in outdoor adventure, supported by academic theory in the classroom.

You will learn leadership, team building and communication skills through adventurous activities like kayaking, canoeing and climbing, so all applicants are expected to maintain fitness levels throughout the course. The programme also requires written assignments, research, presentations and report writing and students will be expected to be well disciplined in managing their time, workload and standards. The course is designed to provide a realistic approach to potentially gaining a career within the uniformed public services or to build useful transferable skills and abilities applicable to employment in other industries.

This course forms the first year of the two year Level 3 Extended Diploma. Successfully completing the 90 Credit Diploma will allow you to fast track directly into the second year of the Level 3 Extended Diploma and complete a higher qualification.

Overview

Qualification

90 Credit Diploma in Public Services (QCF)

Course Content

Units include:

Government, policies and the public services
Leadership and teamwork in the uniformed public services
Citizenship, contemporary society and the public services
Skills for water based outdoor and adventurous activities
Physical preparation, health and fitness
Practical team sports
Land navigation by map and compass
Responding to emergency service incidents.

In addition you could achieve the following qualifications:
First aid
Personal development for the outdoor industry
There will be an opportunity to gain National Governing Body (NGB) Awards in kayaking and canoeing.

You will take part in many practical activities including high ropes, climbing, kayaking and you will also achieve a good level of fitness!

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grades A*-C, including English and maths OR Level 2 Diploma at Merit level including functional skills English and maths at Level 2 You will be required to complete a work placement You will need an enthusiasm for outdoor adventure and sport and want a career in public services.

Next Steps

Year 2 Level 3 - Extended Diploma in Uniformed Public Services Level 3 - Professional Outdoor Instructor

Career Opportunities

Public or armed services, outdoor activity centres, coastguard, holiday centres, sports/leisure centres, schools, colleges and universities, youth leadership