Our Level 2 Diploma is designed to equip students with an overall knowledge of public services to give you the skills you need to apply to your knowledge to any route you choose to take, in any sector of the public services industry. You will observe theoretical and practical assessments along with modules including fitness, sports, employment and adventure activities. This qualification won't directly lead you to a job in the sector but will be a qualification looked on very favourably by potential employers as good preparation.
You will study a range of academic and practical subjects as detailed below:
· Investigate Employment in the Uniformed Services
· Physical Fitness for the Uniformed Services
· Develop Team Working and Problem-Solving Skills
· Health and Safety in the Uniformed Services
· Health and Hygiene in the Uniformed Services
· Follow Uniformed Service Routine
· Exploring Equality and Diversity for the Uniformed Services
· Undertake Adventurous Activities
· Explore Volunteering and Volunteering Opportunities
The majority of the time will be in the classroom. However, you will also be active in attending outdoor recreation centres and participating in adventure training. Sport and outdoor recreation is an important part of the curriculum in developing your health & fitness and developing your confidence in working with your peers and instructors.
Public Services NCFE Level 2 Diploma
To pass this course you will complete assignments throughout the year. Assignments will include project work, training sessions, essays and reports, role-plays and practical fitness and teamwork sessions.
Places are offered by interview and attendance of induction and enrolment.
2 GCSEs at grade D / grade 3 or above. You will also need to have a suitable reference and undertake a successful interview.
You will be required to wear a uniform and maintain high standards in all aspects of the course. The uniform can be ordered in a bundle (information given at interview) at a cost of £155.00. You will be expected to attend residential trips during the autumn term and various other day trips throughout the year. In order to ensure that students attend these necessary excursions there will be a fee of £325* (for students that do not meet the criteria for student finance support).
If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply, you will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.
*Fees subject to change
Upon successful completion of this course and a progress interview, you may move onto the Level 3 Public Services course.
N/A For 16 to 18 Year Olds
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