BTEC Level 2 First Certificate in Public Services (Uniformed)
Type: Vocational
Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at grade D or above including Maths and English
Start Date: Sept 2017
Length: 1 year
Course Overview

During this one year course you will gain skills which are essential to the majority of the UK’s Public Services. You will be expected to take part in a weekly run to help promote and maintain minimum levels of fitness. Our Pendle location places us centrally for many outdoor activities and ideal hiking and climbing locations, for orienteering and map work. You will have access to outstanding facilities including a 6 court sports hall with heated, sprung floor, state-of-the-art gymnasium with specialist equipment and a brand new high-tech sports pitch and multi-use games area.

In a typical week you will be involved in outdoor activities such as map reading, hill walking and different sports and fitness activities. You will also investigate the different Public Services, take part in visits to the different services and gain theoretical knowledge to complement your skills.

 

What will I learn?
  • The role and work of the Public Services
  • Working skills in the Public Services
  • Citizenship, society and Public Services
  • Health, fitness and lifestyle for the Public Services
  • Adventurous activities in the Public Services
  • Sport and recreation in the Public Services
  • Land navigation by map and compass
How will the course be assessed?

The units will be assessed using a variety of different methods including written assignments, PowerPoint presentations, group work, practical activities and competency based assessments.

Enrichment

The College actively promotes careers in the uniformed public services and trips and visits are a mandatory part of this course.

Facilities

You will have access to outstanding facilities including a six court sports hall with a heated, sprung floor, a state-of-the-art gymnasium with specialist equipment, and a brand new 3G sports pitch and multi use games area. Our Pendle location also places us centrally for many outdoor activity centres and ideal hiking and climbing locations for orienteering and map work.

Materials and other information

There is a uniform which comprises of a training top and jacket. Students should also have access to walking boots and waterproof jackets.

The College actively promotes careers in the uniformed public services and trips and visits are a mandatory part of this course, as well as a 5 day residential work experience with the Army.

Progression and Careers

Options after completing the course are varied. Some students go on to universities such as Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Central Lancashire, the University of Sheffield, Liverpool John Moores University and the University of West Scotland, studying a variety of degree programmes including Law and Criminology, Policing, Outdoor Education and Coaching and Fire and Rescue.

Many students go on to secure jobs in the Public Services, including the Fire Service, the Police, the Army, Royal Marines and Royal Air Force.

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