Public Services

Introduction

Course Title: Level 3 – Extended Diploma in Uniformed Public Services
Course Code: OR211

Department: Public Services
Course Type: Full time



This two year course aims to help develop the skills and knowledge required to gain employment in the uniformed public services. If you are interested in a career in the Police, HM Customs & Excise, Probation Service, Armed Forces, Fire & Rescue service, Immigration or any public sector related job then this is the course for you.

Managed and taught by experts with experience in the police, military and outdoor education, this qualification requires motivation and a good academic level of achievement as it also gives learners the opportunity to progress into higher education. The course is specifically designed to provide a balance between academic and 'hands-on'. You will take part in many practical activities including high ropes, climbing, kayaking and you will be expected to maintain and improve fitness levels throughout.

Along with developing your leadership, teambuilding and communication skills through adventurous activities, the programme requires written assignments and classroom work. The standards aim for students to become fully independent researchers, so you will need to be disciplined in your time management of assignments. This course is designed to give a realistic approach to achieving a career within the uniformed public services.

Overview

Qualification

Extended Diploma in Public Services (QCF)

Course Content

During the first year of this course you will complete the Level 3 - 90 Credit Diploma in Uniformed Public Services.

Year 2 units include:
War and conflict
International perspectives for the uniformed public services
Outdoor and adventurous expeditions
Crime and its effects on society
Planning for and management of major incidents
Uniformed public services employment
Communications and technology in uniformed public services.

In addition you could achieve the following qualifications:
First aid
Personal development for the outdoor industry
The course also includes nationally recognised additional qualifications in sports leadership and there will be an opportunity to gain National Governing Body (NGB) Awards in canoeing (optional - costs apply).

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and maths OR a Level 2 Diploma at Merit level including Level 2 functional skills in English and maths You will be required to complete a work placement You will need a keen interest in outdoor adventure/sport/uniformed public services.

Next Steps

Level 3 - Professional Outdoor Instructor Foundation Degree / Higher Education Apprenticeship

Career Opportunities

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