• BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Uniform Public Services

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Uniform Public Services

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What is the course about?
This course will give learners an in-sight into varied aspects of the Emergency Services as well as the Armed Forces helping develop essential skills needed in these environments.

The course consists of 18 units; some of these are shown below:

Core Units:
• Government, Policies and the Public Services
• Leadership and Teamwork in the Public Services
• Citizenship, Diversity and the Public Services
• Understanding Discipline in the Uniformed Public Services
• Fitness Testing and Training for the Uniformed Public Services

Optional Units:
• Land Navigation by Maps
• Employment in the Uniformed Public Services
• Crime and its effects on Society
• Major Incidents
• Responding to Emergency Incidents
• Current and Media Affairs in Public Services
• Understanding the impact of War, conflict and Terrorism on Public Services
• Skills for Land-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
• Volunteering in Public Services
• Security in the Public Services
• Command and Control in the Public Services
• Communication + Technology in the Uniformed Public Services

How long does it last?
1 year.

Who is the course suitable for?
Those looking to progress to a career within the Uniformed Public Services or might be considering going onto higher education at the end of 2 years.  Students must be willing to take part in community fundraising work and willing to participate in physical activity, as this is a requirement to achieve certain components of the course.

What grades do I need?
5 GCSEs (3 x Grade C and 2 x Grade B), this must include English Language.  This course can only be accessed by students who successfully complete the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Uniform Public Services at a Merit Level and any GCSE/FS qualifications.
Target grade, attendance, behaviour etc. during the first year will also be considered.

How is the course assessed?
You will be assessed continuously, through coursework and physical activity all evidenced in an individual portfolio and these are marked by both internal and external moderators.

Are there any extra costs?
There is an initial contribution to be paid at the start of the course for uniform and induction.  You would also be expected to make a contribution if you intended to take part in other trip opportunities like Boot Camp and expeditions.  More details on costs will be provided during the application stages. 

Students are allocated a certain amount of free printing, after which a small fee will be incurred.

What can the course lead to?
You can consider a career in the Uniformed Public Service sectors or managerial work. Alternatively, you can progress to the Higher National Diploma in Public Services (or another HND or degree course) subject to the appropriate Pass on this course, any Work Skills elements and satisfactory attendance and behaviour.

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Ashford - 01784 248 666

Email - info@brooklands.ac.uk

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