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Public & Uniformed Services

Public and Uniformed Services - K020

Oval Campus Full Time Level 2 Duration 36 weeks

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This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success when moving towards a career in the uniformed and public sector services, for example, police, emergency fire services, security, prison services or the armed services.

Aims and objectives of this qualification.

The qualification aims to provide learners with:.

  • an understanding of the uniformed public services sector
  • the opportunity to investigate career opportunities in the uniformed services
  • The opportunity to investigate volunteering roles and the transferable workplace skills volunteering can provide
  • the ability to prepare for a recruitment interview
  • an understanding of the personal commitment and fitness requirements needed to be employed in a uniformed service role
  • an understanding of the importance health and hygiene for those in uniformed service role
  • The opportunity to understand and develop the skills and qualities needed to work in a range of uniformed services e.g. teamwork, communication, problem solving, navigation and drill
Course Details

You will study the following:

Core units:

  • Unit 01 Investigate employment in the uniformed services
  • Unit 02 Physical fitness for the uniformed services
  • Unit 03 Develop team working and problem solving skills
  • Unit 04 Health & Safety in uniformed services
  • Unit 05 Health & hygiene in the uniformed services
  • Unit 06 Follow uniformed service routine
  • Unit 07 Exploring equality and diversity for the uniformed services
  • Unit 08 Carry out map reading and navigation
  • Unit 12 Explore volunteering and volunteering opportunities
Entry Guidelines

Relevant Level 1 qualification or minimum of 3 GCSEs at Grade 3/D or above preferably including English and Maths.

Satisfactory interview, assessment, school report and/or satisfactory reference.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Equipment Required

There is a uniform which will be specified during interview and induction.

Assessment Method

Each candidate is required to create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of 100% of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria associated with each unit. Learning outcomes and assessment criteria specify what each candidate has to achieve.

The main pieces of evidence for the portfolio could include, where relevant:

  • candidate's proof of work
  • assessor observation — completed observational checklists and related action plans
  • witness testimony
  • practical observations
  • worksheets
  • assignments/projects/reports
  • record of professional discussion
  • record of oral and written questioning
  • candidate and peer reports
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
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?

This course can be a stepping stone for successful candidates towards entering initial employment as, for example, a police community support officer, an army soldier or a Royal Air Force airman/woman. Entry to any of the public or private uniformed services, further education. Opportunities exist to progress onto the Edexcel National Diploma in Public Services.

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

You could progress to these Wirral Met courses:


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Starting 7th September 2020 - Ending - 23rd June 2021

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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 : £1075.00

Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

This course is FREE if you are aged 19+ and are unemployed/in receipt of eligible benefits, or in work earning less than £18,135 annual gross salary. If you are aged 19-23 and have not already achieved a full level 2 qualification this course is FREE. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2020-21.


Planned Timetable

Day Times Campus
Monday 10:00 — 15:30 Oval Campus

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