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Level: N/A

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This study programme has been designed for students who are considering future study in Public Services or Sport. The programme will help to develop you towards achieving English and/or Maths GCSE at grade C (4) or better. The study programme will cover fitness testing, security procedures and self discipline. A focus on employability skills and customer service will ensure students are actively carrying out work experience placements at regular events throughout the year. These will often require a commitment to weekend events and early starts.

Students will need to be focussed on the completion of their skills programme in order to advance to higher level qualifications and to open up greater chances of employment. In both practical and theoretical settings, you will study what the Public Services can offer and where the employment growth markets are within the sector.

Entry requirements

You will need to complete an interview and screening test in maths and English. The entry requirements for this course are five GCSEs graded between C-E. Your individual timetable will be developed around your skills needs.
 
The study programme will focus on the achievement of English and maths, with the Teamwork and Personal Development in the Community qualification 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 dates throughout the year (including weekends).

Course Content

The course is made up of a number of units which can include:
  • Maths and English
  • Teamwork and Discipline
  • Employment and Community Engagement
  • Health and Fitness
  • Work Placement and Volunteering
  • Security Skills
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?

A £25 contirbution to trips and guest speakers is requested. In return you will receive a T-shirt or polo shirt and six-month gym membership to the value of £30. You are expected to wear the uniform during your classroom based lessons.
 
There may be additional events during the year to which you are
asked 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 such as:
  • Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and Security in the Public Services
  • Careers in Sport
  • Basic Expedition Leadership

 

 

 

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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Josh Randall

Josh Randall

Public Services course helps Josh prepare for life as hydrographer in Royal Navy

Taking a BTEC level 3 course in Public Services at Derby College has helped former Ilkeston student Josh Randall to prepare for an exciting life in the Royal Navy.Josh, who completed his basic training at HMS Raleigh last October, joins his first ship this summer and can't wait.Josh is from a military family (his dad was formerly in the army and his brother is currently a serving soldier) but had originally thought of doing something different when he left school.Finding out about the Royal Navy's careers in hydrography changed all that though and he applied to join the service shortly after leaving school.As a hydrographer, Josh will be involved in mapping seas and oceans – a role which combines his love of science, geography and global travel.Josh, who is now 17, is so pleased he took the Derby College course before embarking on his naval career.He found the BTEC gave him greater insight into what to expect in the armed forces and provided him with useful information on legal aspects, such as The Geneva Convention.It also taught him the importance of team leadership:

He said: "Leading a team when you're only 16 is a big ask, but the Derby College course gave me confidence and was great experience. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone thinking of joining the armed forces."

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