The Course

This course will prepare you for direct employment in the uniformed public services and is suitable for anyone who wishes to enter a particular specialist area of work.

It includes work experience with one of the services to build your experience. If you know what career path you want to take in the public services, this is the course for you.

  • What You Study

    • An insight into the public service sector
    • The qualities required for a successful career
    • Leadership and teamwork
    • Competitive sports and outdoor activities
    • Work experience and employability skills
    • English and Maths, as required.
  • Entry Requirements

    Four GCSEs at grade 4 or C or equivalent, preferably including English and Maths, or a relevant BTEC Level 2 qualification. A satisfactory reference is also needed. 

  • Pathways

    A range of pathways are available, dependent on your qualifications.

    • Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (year 1)
    • Level 3 90 Credit Diploma (year 1)
    • Level 3 120 Credit Diploma (year 2)
    • Level 3 180 Credit Extended Diploma (year 2).
  • Work Experience

    Students are expected to find a suitable one-week placement in the public service industry. The college also runs a two-week residential at Strensall Army Barracks.

  • How You're Assessed

    Students are assessed using a variety of methods, including presentations, written reports, role plays, voice recordings, video presentations, practical sessions, observations and posters.

  • Progression

    Students who successfully complete this course can go on to study the subject at degree-level.

  • Careers

    Work at a senior level within the police, fire and ambulance services, Army, Navy, Probation Service, Prison Service, the Courts and Tribunals Service, local authorities and many more.

  • How To Apply

    Application is through our online application form or by the Common Application Process (CAP).

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