PUBLIC SERVICES LEVEL 3
LEVEL: VOCATIONAL LEVEL 3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA
EXAMINING BOARD: EDEXCEL
TYPE OF STUDY: FULL-TIME
This exciting course can help you take your first steps towards a career in supporting the public. You’ll learn the essential skills for a wide range of careers, from the armed services and police force to roles at local authorities and central government.
Over the two years you will develop your skills, knowledge and understanding by applying your learning and skills in a work related context. The teaching team create a series of relevant assignments, which can be written or activity based, offering variety to your learning. The format of the assignments are varied and could include activities such undertaking an expedition, adventerous activity or fitness testing, planning a presentation, or writing a report.
The assessments are completed thorough a combination of internal and external assessment.
To fully understand the sector there are many trips to Public Service providers such as Fire and Rescue, Ambulance, Army and Airforce. There are opportunities to develop skills in English and Mathematics. These give learners the opportunity to practise essential skills in naturally occurring and meaningful contexts.
There may be additional trip and equipment costs for this course.
I chose to do this course because I would like to join the British Army after Huish. I am enjoying this course, because instead of doing exams it is all practical and coursework based. This course has already helped me so much in preparing me to join the public services, I have also learnt lots of new skills. This course has many things to offer as it covers a wide range of topics, from discipline and fitness to government policies and major incidents.
Saffron Beake, Public Services student
Units offered on this course include:
- Community Protection
- The role and work of public services
- The working skills required to meet the needs of the public
Standard College entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including Maths and English Language or Literature.