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Public Services Level 3 at Itchen College

Course description

This course explores various aspects of the Uniformed Services, challenging your physical and mental ability. You will take part in leadership and teamwork activities and may represent Itchen in a wide variety of competitions both locally and nationally.

This course is for you if...

...you have aspirations of going on to higher education.

…you have aspirations of joining an ‘Emergency Blue Light’ or ‘Military’ service.

Our extensive links with Hampshire Constabulary, Hampshire Fire & Rescue, Maritime & Coastguard Agency, South Central Ambulance Service, Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and Prison Service are exceptional.

Course content

This course explores various aspects of the Uniformed Services, challenging your physical and mental ability. You will take part in a lot of team work and may represent Itchen in a wide variety of competitions both locally and nationally.

Compulsory units include:

  • Government, policies and the public services
  • Leadership and teamwork in the public services
  • Citizenship, diversity and the public services
  • Understanding discipline in the uniformed public services
  • Physical preparation, health and lifestyle for the public services

Some specialist units that you may study could include:

  • Fitness testing and training for the uniformed public services
  • Planning and management of major incidents
  • International institutions and human rights
  • Command and control in the uniformed public services
  • Police powers in the public services

Entry requirements

Grades 9-4 in English and four GCSEs at grades 9-4 and A*-C. Merit or above in a related vocational Level 2 qualification will also be accepted. 

Additional guidance is available at interview. 

Assessment

100% coursework

Future opportunities

Extend your knowledge and study at university or gain employment in a Uniformed Service. 

Further information

Students within the Uniformed Services Academy have exclusive access to a wide range of extracurricular activities and enrichment opportunities including:

  • Canoeing and kayaking, national powerboat licence, sailing, windsurfing, first aid, paddle boarding, rowing courses
  • Climbing on our £30,000 indoor climbing wall
  • Orienteering and low ropes
  • Camping expeditions in the New Forest, Purbecks or South Wales
  • Participation in civil defence major incident exercises with the blue-light services
  • 3500 ft solo and 13,000 ft tandem parachuting

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 August 2016

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