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Level: 3

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

If you have a keen interest in joining the Uniformed Public Services, this programme develops your knowledge and skills, potentially over three years, enabling you to resit GCSEs in Maths or English.

This particular course is linked to the Run Derby Academy and as such every student will get involved in the planning, development and delivery of major race events such as Ramathon and Wilne 10k.

Emphasis is placed on skills development at this level and so a supportive programme of maths or English is compulsory within the course.  

Students are expected to engage in supporting a range of community and regional events. This means that weekends will often be part of the academic timetable in order to fulfil work experience placements.

Entry requirements

You will need to complete an interview and screening test in maths and English. The entry requirements for this course are for the majority of GCSEs to be graded between 9-4, with a grade 3 (D) in Maths or English.
 
The first year of the study programme will focus on the achievement of the GCSE re-sit, with a Public Services programme supporting the timetable in order for you to progress to the Diploma in Leadership and Security for Advanced Study in Year 2.
 
Any achievements in BTEC Public Services qualifications at Level 2 will only be considered if at Merit or Distinction grade.
 
You are expected to maintain high standards of discipline, punctuality and attendance. It is essential that you work to the deadlines set or you risk the chance of not achieving your programme of study.
 
Practical sessions are compulsory, so you must be physically able to
take part in both indoor and outdoor sessions.

We expect students to have enthusiasm for helping the community and a commitment to improving their academic and vocational skills in order to progress to higher levels of study.

 

Course Content

The course is made up of a number of units which can include:
  • GCSE English or Maths
  • Event and Aviation Security
  • Leadership and Teamwork
  • Physical Preparation
  • Work Placement
It also includes a tutorial session to monitor your progress, set targets, support your main programme of study, help your future progression and enhance your life skills. You will also complete Physical Activity and Fitness and SL2 qualifications.
 
You need to be aware that certain volunteering events and work placements take place at weekends or evenings and you will be expected to attend these. We ask that you understand this expectation before you commit to other activities as many of the Run Derby events depend on your involvement to enable them to run safely and efficiently.
 
You have to fulfil a minimum of 72 hours of work placement. Many of these hours will be offered to you through our existing partnerships with employers.
 
 
 
 

 

How will I be assessed?

You will build a portfolio based around evidence generated by the various assessment methods in each unit. You are expected to work on multiple assessments at any one time.

You will be assessed through practical demonstrations, logbooks and performance records, written reports and essays, presentations, workbooks, discussions and vivas. Maths and English will be assessed through course work, controlled assessment and final exams.  

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You are expected to purchase a uniform to wear at College and for practical sessions. Kit costs vary depending on the items purchased and the cost is non-refundable once the order has been placed. You are also asked to contribute towards the end-of-year celebration event and our extensive trips and guest speakers list. Total costs are approximately £100. As part of the Run Derby Academy you will be provided with a T-shirt that you must wear at external Run Derby events.

Your College kit should be worn at all times when on site, so too should your ID card.

There may be additional events during the year to which you may be expected to contribute.

Financial assistance is available, depending on your circumstances.

 

What can I do after this course?

Further study
 
On successful completion, this course provides an excellent platform for progression to the:
  • Diploma in Protective Service (Bravo/Charlie)
  • Diploma in Leadership and Security for Higher Study (Alpha)
  • Foundation Degree in Criminology (Offender Management)
 
Careers
 
You may also wish to seek voluntary or paid employment in the Public Services or security industry as a door supervisor, CCTV operator or security guard. You could also apply for the special constabulary or reservist forces. You do not, of course, have to enter the Public Services as the skills gained on this course are transferable to a wider range of job areas. 

 

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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About Broomfield Hall »

Alex Holmes

Alex Holmes

Uniformed Public Services learner is the current international junior archery champion

Alex shoots in the compound bow discipline for Derwent Bowme and is a member of the GB Youth Development Squad and East Midlands Archery Squad. He is currently the international junior champion, East Midlands champion and Derbyshire Champion. He is also a member of the Derbyshire Sport ICON supported athlete programme and is currently training for a competition in France in the New Year ahead of the world trials in Romania next summer.
Alex combines his course at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall campus with around 20 hours training a week and his ultimate goal is to join the RAF. He said: “I started shooting when I was nine and moved to compound bow nearly two years ago."
“During a competition I can shoot up to 288 arrows which requires a lot of muscular endurance and strength."
“Part of my training involves strength and conditioning and I am able to do much of this at College as part of my Uniformed Public Services course which involves a lot of physical activity.

“I train three times a week in the winter and four times a week in the summer season.  Most of my competitions are during the summer which involves me travelling around the country most weekends to get the scores I need to qualify for England and GB.”

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