Course Name: Level 3 Diploma in Public Uniformed Services

Entry Requirements

You will need to have completed the Subsidairy or 90 Credit Diploma in Uniformed Public Services.

We will require you to attend an interview at the college.

What's Involved

Course overview

This course is designed to follow on from the Level 3 90 Credit/Subsidairy Diploma and provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success when moving towards a career in the uniformed services. You will find out what people in different services do in their job roles, how they work and how they interact with each other. You will need to have completed the Subsidiary or 90 credit Diploma in Uniformed Public Services and have good attendance and successful completion of assignments to apply for this course.

You will be given the opportunity to go on work experience at certain times during your course.

To develop your employability opportunities you may also be given enrichment classes. This may focus upon additional qualifications, industrial updating and career preparation.

Maximum UCAS points available - 112.

You will study 6 to 8 units over the year. All units are subject to change.

The course contains units including both theoretical and practical subjects. All units are subject to change.

Mandatory unit:

> Understanding discipline, crime and its effect on society

Optional units:

> Physical preparation, health and lifestyle for the Public Services

> Outdoor and adventurous expeditions

> Skills for land-based outdoor and adventurous activities

> Skills for water based outdoor and adventurous activities

> Command and control in the Uniformed Public Services

> Planning and management of major incidents

> Crime and its effects on society

> Behaviour in Public Sector employment

> Aspects of the legal system and law-making process

> Practical team sports

> Exercise, health and lifestyle

> Instructing physical activity and exercise

> Land navigation by map and compass

> Employment in the Uniformed Public Services

English and Maths are developed, assessed and recorded throughout the programme. Outdoor activities will form an important part of the programme.

Course Assessment Method

Throughout the course you are continuously assessed using a variety of methods, eg assignments, practical assessments, presentations etc. Functional skills are also included in the programme and assessed externally.

What's Next

Successful students can progress onto the FdA Public Services at Darlingotn College or a variety of courses in HE such as:

> Psychology and crime

> Criminological theory

> Criminal justice system

> Contemporary police and policing

> Police procedure and professional ethics

> High risk and serious offenders

> Work-based learning in policing and criminal justice

On completion of this course you can progress into employment such as the Armed Forces, Police Service, Fire & Rescue Services, HM Prison Service, youth work, private security protection, local government.

What if I Need Support

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

What does it Cost?

This course is free if you are 16-18 years of age on August 31 of the calendar year in which you begin your studies. If you are 19 - 23 years of age fees may apply. However help may be available. To see if you can receive any funding call our Student Services Team on 01325 503030. If you are 24+ then this course qualifies for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan. Full details on the www.studentfinancedirect.co.uk

Course Information
Qualification Type: Diploma in Public Services (QCF)
Level: Level 3
Awarding Body:
Academic Year: 19/20
Start Date: September 2019

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