This two year, full-time course is designed for young people over the age of 16 who would like to gain employment in the uniformed public services sector.
It is also suitable for learners who would like to enter employment in an operational role or in an office-based role supporting the uniformed public services.
What Will I Learn?
The core units give learners the essential foundation needed to understand the public services sector. You will study units such as Government; Policies and the Public Services; Leadership and Teamwork; Citizenship and Diversity; Understanding Discipline.
Specialist units provide the learners with a realistic picture of the uniformed public services and the requirements of the functional areas.
5 GCSEs at grades A*- C including Maths/Numeracy and English/Welsh, or completion of a full relevant vocational programme at Level 2 with overall merit grade. Level 2 programme must also include GCSE Maths & English/Welsh at grades A*- C or equivalent such as Level 2 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 3 in Public Services you must complete internal assessments in all units. Assessment will cover practical skills, oral questioning, assignment work and written questions. All units are assessed, graded and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded.
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Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study. Higher Education Fees for courses starting September 2020 have yet to be decided. We estimate that they will be confirmed by April 2020.
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
- After successfully completing the course you could progress to university to study a related course. You could also apply for employment in the sector.
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.