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This course is designed for 16-18-year olds.

This course gives you the option of studying across 2 years allowing you to progress into university or employment.

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 to them. We have close links with the Police Force, Fire Service, Military and other public sector organisations.

Students will also take part in practical team building exercises and leadership activities, which include visits to the Services. The course will also include visits and enrichment.

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

This course if scheduled over 3-4 days per week.

This course will lead to:

•    University
•    Employment within the Public Services

The entry requirements for this course are:
Year 1:
•    Merit in relevant Level 2 qualification, or
•    GCSEs Grades 4 (C) or above including maths and English
•    Successful enhanced DBS check
•    Informal interview and assessment.
Year 2:
•    Successful completion of year 1 at merit or above
•    Completion of work experience
•    Tutor feedback and yearly report

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:

•    Government, policies and the public services
•    Fitness testing & training for the uniformed public services
•    Crime and its effect on society
•    Responding to emergency service incidents
•    Custodial care services
•    Current and media affairs in public services. 

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 mixt of theory and practical assessments which will be carried out to industry standards.

The assessment methods will be a mix of the below:

•    Written work 
•    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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