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This course is designed for 16-18 year olds.

This qualification will allow you to prepare for a career in the uniformed public services. Students will gain an understanding of this industry in general and an insight into the various career options available. We have close links with the Police Force, Fire Service, Military and other public sector organisations.

This is a 2 year course in which you will study at Levels 1 and 2 after which you have the option of progressing onto Public Services Level 3 at Waltham Forest College or employment 

The course is scheduled over 3-4 days per week and will be a mixture of theory and practical lessons.

You will also be expected to attend work experience as part of this course and will take part in overnight expedition trips.

This course will lead to:
•    Successful completion of this Level 1 will allow you entry to the Level 2

The entry requirements for this course are:

•    4 GCSEs at Grade 2 (E) or above including maths and English
•    Assessment and interview

If required, you will study GCSE or Functional Skills English and/or maths alongside your course so you can progress onto the next level.

You will be trained and assessed across the following areas:

•    Public service careers
•    Improving health and fitness for entry into the uniformed public services
•    Personal skills for the public services
•    Forensic detection
•    Practical teamwork in the public services
•    Map reading using Ordnance Survey maps
•    Public services: assisting the public
•    Planning and participating in an event
•    Public services project
•    Introduction to expedition skills

As part of this course learners will be expected to take part in weekly drill sessions in full Uniform.
This course is supported by our Create Your Future Programme. An online curriculum, specially tailored to your course and level, to help you develop essential workplace skills, strengthen your independence, boost confidence and increase progression opportunities.

You will be assessed across a mix of theory and practical assessments. 

The assessment methods will be a mix of the below:

•    Written tasks 
•    Practical activity
•    Study Visits
•    Team Building activities 

All assessments will give you an opportunity to pass at one of the following three standards:

•    Pass
•    Merit
•    Distinction

The course progression also requires the completion of a 36-hour work placement and logbook within the relevant setting/voluntary organisation.

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