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BTEC Public Services 90 Credit Diploma K039

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How do I apply?

Apply Online: http://www.wmc.ac.uk/course/37860/apply  Apply Online

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Application Form to be returned to Student Services

How long does the course last?

1 year, full-time

Level

This is a level 3 course.

Course outline

This course is designed to give you the skills you need to either progress to higher education or into employment. The range of careers that you can progress into include: Police, Fire Service, Security, Prison Service, Armed Services, Maritime and Coastguard Agency and UK Border Agency.

Course details

Areas of study will include:

  • Government, Policies and the Public Services
  • Leadership and Teamwork in the Public Services
  • Citizenship, Diversity and the Public Services
  • Understanding Discipline in the Uniformed Public Services
  • Physical Preparation, Health and Lifestyle for the Public Services
  • Volunteering in Public Services

In addition you will gain Information Technology skills and will have the opportunity to make use of all the College I.T. facilities.

An important part of the programme will be talks and demonstrations by visiting speakers from Public Services, and visits to various Public Service establishments.

Entry guidelines

Specific requirements:

  • Priority will be given to those aged 16-18 years old.
  • Relevant BTEC Level 2 Diploma/Certificate (MERIT or DISTINCTION) or four GCSEs at grade A* - C (grade 4 or above), preferably including English and maths.
  • Successful completion of a fitness assessment.
  • Satisfactory interview and school report and/or satisfactory reference.
  • If English is not your first language, you may need an English Language assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the English Language Unit - 0151 551 7144.

Additional Information

You will be required to contribute financially to some of the cost of trips, visits and residentials, although these will be kept as low as possible. More information will be given at interview.
Are you aged 16-18?
Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:
  • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
  • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A* - C (grade 4 or above) in English and maths
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips

Where can I progress to?

At the end of the course, you could progress to higher education or employment. Most of the Public Services have their own entry tests, but the requirements for them will be considered during the course.

Explore potential careers via Career Coach, it provides current local data on wages and employment prospects.

Assessment Method

Course work. Details to be discussed at interview.

Equipment Required

You will need to purchase and maintain a college specified uniform. To be discussed at interview.

When does this course run?

Starting 4th Sep 17

Ends 29th Jun 18

Ref: K039J001

Fees

If you are aged 16-18:

This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with a Learning Development Needs Assessment or an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £4000.00

Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you if you are aged 19-23. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet, or call 0151 551 7777.
If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for some courses at level 3-6).

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2016-17. Course fees for 2017-18 will be confirmed in due course.

Planned Timetable
Day Times Campus
Tuesday 10:00 — 16:00 Oval Campus
Thursday 09:00 — 17:00 Oval Campus
Friday 10:00 — 15:00 Oval Campus

Starting 3rd Sep 18

Ends 28th Jun 19

Ref: K039K001

Fees

If you are aged 16-18:

This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with a Learning Development Needs Assessment or an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £4000.00

Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you if you are aged 19-23 and you do not already have a level 3 qualification. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.
If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for some courses at level 3-6).

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2016-17. Course fees for 2017-18 will be confirmed in due course.

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call in to our Conway Park Campus from 10am to 4pm, with late opening on Tuesdays to 7pm during term-time.

This information was current on 18th October, 2017 and may be subject to change.

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