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Public Services Level 2 at Sleaford Joint Sixth form

Course description

This is a one year course for those interested in the Public Services and the work that they undertake. The BTEC First Diploma gives you a qualification equivalent to 4 GCSEs A*- C. BTEC First Diplomas are valued by employers and Further Education establishments.

Course Aim

The aim of the course is to enable each student to make an informed judgement on their personal suitability for a career within any of the public services. The course provides a detailed insight into the work undertaken by a wide range of public services and the different career opportunities that are available to you. It is specifically designed to give you the skills and knowledge which will help you apply for Public Service work and succeed in your chosen career.

During the course you will examine a range of uniformed and non-uniformed public services. You will learn about the various levels of fitness required to join a public service and take part in practical leadership training. You will also study various subjects to enhance the contribution you can make to your future employment and can, for example, take entry tests with a number of public services. Visits are a regular part of the course and include work experience with the Armed Forces. First Diploma educational visits are normally to locations in the UK.

Course Structure

The First Diploma in Uniformed Public Services is a Level 2 course that comprises of 3 core units and 3 specialist units.

Core Units:

• Public Service Employment

• Public Service Skills

• Public Service Fitness

Additional Units include:

• Adventurous Activities and Teamwork for the Public Services

• Law and its impact on the individual

• Land Navigation by map and compass

• Crime and its effects on society

• Expedition Skills


• Community and Cultural Awareness


• Driving and its relationship to the Public Services

Most of your work will be undertaken by written assignments and practical assessment

Entry requirements

There aren’t many courses that will stretch and challenge you as much as ours will. You will develop new skills and be put out of your comfort zone on a frequent basis. You will achieve things you never thought possible! So it’s not surprising that this course is very popular with students. You will need to have gained at least 5 GCSE or equivalent including Maths and English at grade D or above.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sleaford Joint Sixth form directly.

Last updated date: 30 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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