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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 on 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 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?
  1. 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.
  2. Explore potential careers via Career Coach, it provides current local data on wages and employment prospects

When does this course run?

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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