This course is designed for people who are interested in a career in the Public Services, e.g. ambulance, fire and rescue, police and prison services, as well as the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army and Royal Air Force. e.
The Level 2 Diploma provides opportunities for you to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life.
What Will I Learn?
You will study a range of units such as Employment in the Uniformed Public Services, Public Service Skills and Improving Health and Fitness for Entry to the Public Services. In addition to these units, you will study the Essential Skills of Communication, Application of Number and ICT.
4 GCSEs at grades A*- D including Maths/Numeracy and English/Welsh, or completion of a full vocational programme at Level 1 which must also include GCSE Maths & English/Welsh at grades A*- D or equivalent such as Level 1 Communications and Application of Number. Learners on this course need to have satisfactory clearance with the Disclosure and Barring Service.
You will be invited to attend an interview. During this interview and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy to establish any support required.
To gain the Level 2 Diploma in Public Services you must complete a range of written and practical assessments. Assessment will cover practical skills, oral questioning, assignment work and written questions. You will receive feedback on your progress throughout the course. You will need to be prepared to participate in regular physical fitness activities and outdoor activities as part of your course assessments. You will also have to complete externally marked exams.
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.
Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study. Fees for Part time courses starting September 2019 have yet to be decided. We estimate that they will be confirmed by April 2019.
Additional Fee Notes
Purchase of Kit and/or Education Trips is required for this course. Please discuss this at interview stage with a tutor after you have applied. A tailored individual package will be developed for you depending on which course you have chosen
- On successful completion of this course and gaining a distinction grade, you may be able to progress to the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Uniformed Public Services.
Senior police officer
Average salary: £55,517
National government administrative occupation
Average salary: £21,080
Public services associate professional
Average salary: £26,774
Prison service officer (below principal officer)
Average salary: £21,587
Fire service officer (watch manager or below)
Average salary: £29,075
Police officer (sergeant or below)
Average salary: £35,159
Senior police officers plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the resources and activities of a specific geographical or functional area of generalised or specialised police work. Senior officers of the British Transport Police direct the specialised police service for the railway network across Britain.
Promotion to the rank of inspector can be by qualifying examination. There are no qualifying examinations to ranks above inspector; promotion is by selection only. There are accelerated promotion schemes available. All police forces have age restrictions and medical requirements.