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Level: 2

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This Level 2 Public Services study programme is designed for learners who have already studied the Certificate in Public Services and are not advancing to a Level 3 programme due to their GCSE English or Maths grades.

Learners will need to have completed the mandatory elements of the Certificate, including the externally set assessments and exams.

Entry requirements

You will need to complete an interview and screening test in maths and English. The entry requirements for this course are the successful completion of the Level 2 Certificate in Public Services, including the externally set assessments.
 
The study programme will focus on the achievement of English and Maths, with a Diploma in Public Services supporting the timetable.
 
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. You will also be expected to volunteer on selected weekends throughout the year.

Course Content

The course is made up of a number of units which can include:
  • GCSE English or Maths
  • Military Maths and/or Communication in Public Services
  • Multi-day Expedition
  • Public Services Project
  • 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. The completion of your GCSE will enable you to apply for higher level courses.
 
You need to be aware that certain volunteering events take place at weekends and you will be expected to attend these.

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 exam.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You are expected to purchase a uniform to wear at College and for practical sessions. The cost for this, which includes yearly gym membership, guest speakers and an end-of-year celebration, is likely to be around £140.
 
There may be additional events during the year to which you are
expected to contribute. Financial assistance is available depending on your individual circumstances.
 
For applicants from outside the region or who travel over distance, the College has residential accommodation if required.

What can I do after this course?

Further study
 
On successful completion, the course provides an excellent platform for progression to programmes in:
  • Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Public Services
  • Entry to the Uniformed Services
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 - or you could 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 »

Will Morgan

Will Morgan

Public Services course leads to career

Coming to Derby College changed my life and gave me the confidence to follow my dreams and key work ethics such as punctuality and respect.


"I grew up very small and skinny and finished school with low confidence.
"I then enrolled in Public Services with a dream of being a soldier.


"Slowly but surely I gained in confidence and the turning point was when we went to Lympstone to participate in a 'Look at Life' course with the Royal Marines.


"A Corporal there and my lecturer Jon Agyeman made me feel ten feet tall and I left there feeling that I could chop down a mountain with my bare hands.


"I joined 7 Para RHA, part of 16 air assault brigade – serving a frontline tour of Afghanistan as a signaller as part of the Brigade Reconnaissance force. I was also deployed on security at the London 2012 Olympics.


"After leaving the Army, I re-trained in security and am now a Security Manager based at Highcross shopping centre in Leicester and in charge of a large operational team. I also work on crisis management and anti-terrorism.


"I love working in security as it is very similar to Army and I enjoy training and empowering people.

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