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Diploma in Public Services (Uniformed) Level 3

Diploma in Public Services (Uniformed) Level 3

You will gain an insight into the various careers within the public services, what they involve and personal qualities required so that you will be able to make a good choice for your next step. We have close links with the Police Force, Fire Service, Military, Prison Service and other public sector organizations and includes visits, guest speakers. You may also have the opportunity to take part in residential trips and development days with the armed forces involving field craft (the skill to move undetected), assault courses, team activities, workshops and talks to give you a good understanding of the role and fitness levels required.

In first year you will study towards the BTEC Level 3 Diploma, broadly the equivalent to 1.5 A Levels. If you successfully complete this qualification, you may be able to progress onto the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in the second year. The Extended Diploma deepens the specialist work-related focus from the 90-credit Diploma is broadly equivalent to three A Levels.

In past years the course has included:

Visit to the courts, prison and Norfolk Constabulary in Wymondham
Speakers from probation teams, prison service, UK Immigration
Major incident planning with Norfolk Resilience Forum
Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service and Norfolk Constabulary hosting a variety of activities

During the second year you will take part in an expedition in the Lake District with the Outward Bound Trust which brings together all the skills and qualities you have developed over the two years.
5 GCSEs at Grade C / 4 including Maths or English or a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Public Services (Uniformed) at Merit level or above.

You should be prepared to participate in the physical and practical elements of the course which may include warm up activities, team sports, adventurous activities such as canoeing and fitness assessments. You will need to demonstrate your interest in the course and an understanding of Public Services.

In addition to your main programme, you will study English and Maths. Depending on your grades on entry, you will study either Functional Skills or GCSEs English and Maths. Please check our English and Maths page for further information.
If you are under 19 years old on the 31st August prior to the start of your course, your registration and tuition fees will be funded by the government. In addition to this there will be costs for a uniform, approximately £70 and trips. Financial support could be available depending on your circumstances.

Please check our Finance pages for fee information and any financial help that may be available.
You will be assessed through a variety of methods including some externally assessed core units and internally assessed mandatory and optional units. Assessment methods could include assignments, research projects and presentations.
After successful completing the programme, a high percentage of students progress onto degrees. These include City College Norwich’s Degree in Leadership in the Public Sector. Other students have progressed on degrees in Criminology, Psychology, Forensics and Law.
The public services mainly involve working for the Police, Fire and Rescue Services, Prison Service as well as the Armed Forces. All of these careers are in the public sector, which is also includes jobs in the courts, local councils, schools and national government. There are a wide range of jobs, many of which where you can make a positive impact on society and your local community.
Providing you meet their entry requirements, you can enter employment with the Public Services sector. For further information please see the National Careers Service website for:

* Police Officer
* Army Solider
* Fire Fighter

Course title
Diploma in Public Services (Uniformed) Level 3

Code
A0126

Start Date(s)
Sep 2019, Full Time, Day, 1 year

Level
Level 3

Location
Ipswich Road

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