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Public Services (Uniformed) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Warwickshire College Group

Course description

The Level 3 qualification is equivalent to gaining three vocational A Levels and attracts UCAS points that equate to similar-sized general qualifications. Students can enter Higher Education through one of the Public Services or study one of the alternative degrees available nationwide. Students would also be well equipped to join one of the Public Service establishments.

Course content

For the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Uniformed Public Services students must achieve 180 credits.

Year 1 

Government Policies and the Public Services - This unit enables learners to develop knowledge and understanding of the UK government policies and the democratic election process. It also enables them to demonstrate the process of developing government policies and how these policies impact on the public services.

Understanding Discipline in the Uniformed Public Services - Understanding Discipline within the Uniformed Public Services The aim of this unit is to enable you to develop an understanding of discipline and demonstrate self-discipline in the uniformed public services. You will develop a knowledge of conformity, obedience and the complex nature of authority.Physical Preparation, Health and Lifestyle for the Public Services -The aim of this unit is to enable learners to be able to provide advice on lifestyle improvement and plan a health-related fitness programme based on an understanding of the fitness requirements and major body systems in preparation for entry into the public services.

Citizenship, Diversity and the Public Services - The aim of this unit is to provide learners with knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to become thoughtful and informed citizens and public service employees. The unit is designed to develop an awareness of rights and responsibilities and respect for different religious, ethnic and national groups within UK society.

Leadership and Teamwork in the Public Services - The aim of this unit is to enable learners to develop a knowledge of leadership style and an understanding of teams and teamwork activities within the public services. Learners will also gain the skills needed to communicate with, and lead, teams.

Fitness Testing and Training for Uniformed Services - The aim of this unit is to enable learners to know the fitness requirements for entry into the uniformed public services and the different methods of fitness training. It also teaches learners how to plan, monitor and review a fitness training programme.

Command and Control in the Uniformed Public Services -  The aim of this unit is to enable learners to develop the knowledge and understanding of the command and control structure and for them to acquire the skills required to exercise command and control. 

Land Navigation by Map and Compass - The aim of this unit is to allow learners to acquire knowledge in relation to land navigation with map, compass and route card, and to demonstrate these skills practically in a safe manner. 

 Year 2

Crime and its Effect on Society - The aim of this unit is to give learners a knowledge of current UK crime and disorder legislation. Learners will also develop knowledge of the effects of criminal behaviour on communities and an understanding of how society works to reduce crime, disorder and antisocial behaviour and to support the victims and witnesses of crime.

Police Powers in the Public Services - This unit enables learners to develop an understanding of lawful arrests and detention and the regulations with regard to searching people and their premises. It also covers the powers the police have to grant bail.

Career Planning for the Public Services - This unit aims to enable learners to gain a knowledge and understanding of applying and preparing for a job in their chosen public service. The unit also enables learners to develop the skills needed in public services to prepare for an application process.

Exercise, Health and Lifestyle - The aim of this unit is for learners to be able to assess the lifestyle of an individual and provide advice on lifestyle improvement.

International Institutions and Human Rights – The aim of this unit is to enable learners to know the international institutions that impact on UK public services and understand how the UK works with these institutions to uphold human rights.

Understand the Impact of War, Conflict and Terrorism on Public Services - The aim of this unit is to enable learners to understand the impact of war and conflict on UK public services and how the public services deal with terrorism both within the UK and on the international scene.
 

Security Procedures in the Public Services - The aim of this unit is to enable learners to develop the knowledge and understanding of the public services that seek to maintain the security of people, premises and property and the roles, purpose and power of those engaged in the security duties. Learners will also develop the skills needed to plan and carry out security searches in a simulated environment.

Practical Team Sports - The aim of this unit is to enable learners to explore the skills, techniques, tactics and rules of team sports through practical participation.

Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise - The aim of this unit is for learners to be able to design, plan, deliver and review exercise sessions which meet the needs of different client groups.

Outdoor and Adventurous Expeditions - The aim of this unit is to enable learners to plan, participate in and reflect on outdoor and adventurous expeditions.

 Extended Research in Public Services - The aim of this unit is to develop the skills needed to design and independently carry out an in-depth research project into a topic of personal interest from any area within the public services.

Entry requirements

Five GCSE’s at Grade 4, to include English Language and a minimum of Entry Level 3 in Numeracy

or

BTEC Level 2  Diploma in a related area, with an overall Merit

A good school/college report containing evidence of attendance, good behaviour and attainment may also be asked for.

Applications are welcomed from mature students where other qualifications and work experience will be considered.

Assessment

Written assignments, presentations both poster and oral, and synoptic end unit assessments, are all assessment techniques used on this programme.  The programme is continuously assessed and equivalent to three A Levels.  Each module carries three assessments which contribute to overall module grades at Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Future opportunities

You will find a wide range of career opportunities open to you within the public services industry.

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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