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Public Services Level 2 Diploma at Warwickshire College Group

Course description

This course is 50% practical. You will participate in numerous activities including fitness testing, training and sport, and adventurous activities including one expedition away from campus. You will participate in group discussions, presentations and assignment writing, visits to public service establishments, charity/voluntary activities and work experience. Emphasis is on you getting hands on experience of public service life and developing teamwork and leadership skills.

Course content

This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for a successful career in the uniformed public services, eg Police, Fire and Rescue Services, Security, Prison Services and the Armed Services

The course covers four main areas within the public services – Citizenship, the Government and Career Planning, Adventure Training, Sport and Fitness and Work Practice During Visits.

Units include: Public Service Skills, Career Planning, Improving Health and Fitness, Employment in the Uniformed Public Services, Citizenship and Adventurous Activities.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grade D or above, including Maths or English, or BTEC Level 1 in Public Services.

All applicants will need to have a successful interview.

English and maths qualifications are vitally important for future employers and universities, so the government has made it a priority for students to improve these skills.

Entry Level / Level 1 and Level 2: We’re here to help you on your journey, so if you do not achieve grade A*-C in GCSE English and/or maths, then you will study English and/or maths as part of your college course.

Students who achieve a D grade will be placed on the relevant GCSE programme, while students who achieve an E or below will be assessed to ensure they are placed on the right study programme for their ability.

Level 3 programmes: You will need to meet the course entry requirements specified on the course information above. For the majority of our Level 3 courses, students will need grade A*-C in GCSE English and/or maths. If this is not specified in the course entry requirement, then you may be able to study English and/or maths as part of your college course.


Continual assessment throughout the course/ written assignments/ online tests/ practical assessments are undertaken.

Future opportunities

On completion of the course, where you have demonstrated a strong commitment and capability on the course, you could gain employment in a Public Service organisation or apply to join the BTEC Level 3 course with the achievement of Merit or Distinction.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Warwickshire College Group directly.

Last updated date: 19 January 2017
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