Public Services Forensic Science Extended Diploma Level 3 (PUB1) at Barnsley College
If you’re interested in joining one of the uniformed public services, such as the Police Force, Ambulance Service, Fire and Rescue Service, British Army, Royal Navy or Royal Air Force, this Extended Diploma in Public Services will prepare you for the mental and physical demands of life in the services.
As part of the course you will be expected to undertake a range of outdoor activities, including visits to various public services, e.g. Army, RAF and the Magistrates Court. You will also take part in expeditions which may involve overnight stays.
•Forensic Fire Investigation
•Applications of Forensic Psychology
•Government, Policies and the Public Services
•Citizenship, Diversity and the Public Services
•Leadership and Teamwork in the Public Services
•Aspects of the Legal System and Law Making Process
•Command and Control In the Uniformed Public Services
•Fitness Testing and Training for Uniformed Services
•Traffic Accident Investigation
•Global Studies and International Terrorism in the Uniformed Services
•Criminal Investigation in Practice
•Security Procedures in the Public Services
•Responding to Emergency Service Incidents
•Current and Media Affairs in the Public Services
*Units are subject to change and all learners will have an active input into the Year 2 units which they will study.
Five GCSEs at grade 9/A* to 4/C including English grade 4 or above OR Level 2
Certificate in Uniformed Services with a merit/distinction profile plus English at grade 4 or above.
Courses may be assessed through a variety of methods including coursework, practical or examination. For up to date information please visit www.barnsley.ac.uk
If your total annual household income is less than £35,000 you could be eligible for financial support through our Learner Support Fund for travel (up to £700), if your household income is below £20,000 you could be eligible for food, trips, printing, equipment and childcare. You don’t have to pay this money back.
You can pick up a Learner Support Fund application form from Student Services on the ground floor at the Old Mill Lane campus.
If you are aged between 16 and 18 and currently living on your own, in care or leaving care, you could be eligible for a non-repayable bursary of up to £1,200 per year.*
You can get FREE meals at college if your household income is less than £20,000. Speak to Student Services to find out more on +44 (0)1226 216 267
FREE bus services!
We realise that getting to and from college might not be very easy for everyone so we have funded four free return bus services for our students. They go to and from the Old Mill Lane campus which is just a few minutes’ walk from our Sixth Form college campus.
Shelley > Old Mill Lane campus
Stocksbridge via Penistone > Old Mill Lane campus
South Elmsall via South Kirby, Hemsworth, Kinsley, Fitzwilliam and Ryhill > Old Mill Lane campus
Rotherham via Ecclesfield and Chapeltown > Old Mill Lane campus
These bus routes are completely free for our students and operate on a first come, first served basis. Each route operates to ensure students get to college before lessons start and a return service is provided after lessons finish. Please contact Student Services for details of pick-up points and times or go to:
On completion of this programme you can progress onto Higher Education or alternatively apply for a career in any of the Public Services. This includes the Police Service, Ambulance Service, Fire and Rescue Service, Army, RAF, Royal Navy, Customs and Excise or Prison Service. Your Extended Diploma, with a majority of Units at Merit or Distinction level, could qualify you for Officer Entry
Additional Learning Support
Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact the Additional Learning Support team on +44 (0)1226 216 769.
We have a dedicated team available to provide information on all of our courses and to help you to make the right choices about your future. The team are based at the Old Mill Lane site.
Monday – Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm
Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm
Tel: +44 (0)1226 216 123
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.