Coleg Y Cymoedd

Course Details

Public Services - BTEC Certificate leading to Subsidary Diploma

Locations and Attendance

Full Time - To be arranged

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Course Duration : 03/09/2018 to 28/06/2019
Course Code : GEF326NL

Please Note - These fees are for the 2018/19 Academic Year and are subject to change annually. Fees are payable for each year of study. Days, Times and Fees for Part Time and HE courses are subject to change. HE Tuition Fees will be confirmed April 2018.

Course Outline

This course looks to provide a foundation in a variety of skills required to carry out work in the public services; the Armed Forces, Police, Fire, Ambulance and Prison Services. It prepares you both physically and mentally for progression into demanding public service careers.

You will learn about the different public services, the work undertaken and the careers they have to offer. The course will develop skills such as self-discipline, fitness, teamwork and communication.

Entry requirements

You will require 5 GCSEs at Grades A*- C preferably including English Language. Or a BTEC Level 2 Diploma at Merit or above.

You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish any support required.

What will I study?

You will study 3 units in the first year, providing you with the equivalent to an AS Level. To complete the course (equivalent to an A2) you will study two further units in the second year.

In the first year you will study a compulsory unit comprising of Government policy and two further units – Planning for Major Incidents and War and terrorism. In the second year you have two compulsory units to complete Leadership & teamwork and Citizenship & diversity.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by a range of assignments.

Career Opportunities and Progression

On successful completion of this course learners apply to and are offered places at university to study for a degree in related subjects such as Police Science, Forensic Science or Criminology or a BTEC Higher National Diploma in any related subject. Students also are equipped to enter relevant employment within the Public Services

Disclaimer Coleg y Cymoedd takes every effort to ensure the information on this website is accurate at time of being live. Coleg y Cymoedd reserves the right to make changes or withdraw without notice any of the courses, course facilities or support described.

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