3 GCSEs grade E (grade 2) or above including English. You will also need to provide a good school report/reference. If you do not have any formal qualifications but have appropriate experience you may be accepted on the basis of a successful interview.
Who is the course for
This course is for anyone wishing to gain employment in the Uniformed Public Services, e.g. Border Force, Police, Fire & Rescue, Ambulance, Prison & Probation, Security Industry, Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Ministry of Defence, National Crime Agency.
The course looks at the emergency and armed services in their role to protect society and defend UK interests abroad. Course units include:
- Being organised
- Developing a personal progression plan
- Working with others
- Researching a topic
- Taking part in fitness testing
- Carrying out security searches
- Contributing to your community
- Responding to an incident
- Planning and navigating a route
- Taking part in sporting and adventurous activities.
Outdoor activities and fitness will form an important part of the programme.
Transferable Skills Students will be challenged on their team work, leadership, communication skills and the ability to problem solve, while developing knowledge for the Uniformed Public Services.
Lectures, career visits, workshops, group activities, practical sessions and a range of outdoor experiences.
How is the course assessed
Assignments throughout the course include reports, projects, presentations, practical scenarios, oral work and time constrained assignments along with a range of outdoor activities.
Where next - Further Studies
BTEC Level 2 in Public Services (Uniformed).
Where next - Job Opportunities
Students should look to gain employment with Emergency and Armed Forces e.g. Border Force, Police, Fire & Rescue, Ambulance, Prison & Probation, Security Industry, Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force, Ministry of Defence.