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Level: 3

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

24+ Loan Amount: 2573.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

If you have a keen interest in joining the Uniformed Public Services, this programme develops your knowledge and skills in this area, while also providing you with qualifications such as Expedition Leadership and SL2.

In both practical and theoretical settings, you will study advanced concepts in government, leadership, physical preparation, expedition skills and citizenship before moving on to study security, law, crime and fitness in subsequent years.

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 7-5 (including English and Maths).
 
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.
 
You will also be expected to volunteer at selected weekends throughout the year as students on this course engage in supporting a range of community and regional events. This will mean that weekends will often be part of the academic timetable in order to fulfil work experience placements.
 

Course Content

The course is made up of a number of units which can include:
  • Government
  • Citizenship
  • Team Work and Leadership
  • 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 Expedition Leadership, STEM 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 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.

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.

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, and the College has residential facilities for those who live outside the region.

 

What can I do after this course?

Further Study
 
On successful completion, the course provides an excellent platform for progression to the:
  • Leadership and Security Skills for the Protective Services (Years 2/3)
  • 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, security guard or to 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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Luke Mahon

Luke Mahon

A career in the Royal Marines

Luke Mahon has not looked back since meeting Marines as part of his Public Services course. He knew immediately where his ambitions lay – and applied to join the Royal Marines as soon as he completed his studies.

He is now a Lance Corporal, working as a platoon weapons machine gunner in a Fire Support Group – a role which demands supreme physical fitness and a need to think on his feet.

Being with the Marines takes him all over the world. He has been deployed in five African countries as well as Afghanistan, Albania, Canada, France and Germany.

I was drawn to Derby College because the staff there treat you like an adult and trust you to make your own decisions. My time at College definitely made me grow up and take responsibility for my actions.

It was the College that influenced my career choice and where I gained the qualifications I needed to enter service life. Marines are deployed wherever and whenever they are needed. I’ve been to places I would never have seen had it not been for my job.
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