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Public & Uniformed Services

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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.
Equipment Required

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

Assessment Method

Course work. Details to be discussed at interview.

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.

When does this course run?

  • Starts 04th Sep 2017 - Ends 29th Jun 2018 Ref K039J001

    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 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 this course).

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 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
  • Starts 03rd Sep 2018 - Ends 28th Jun 2019 Ref K039K001

    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 an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £4000.00

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).

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