Public Services - BTEC Diploma/Extended Diploma Level 3 at City College Brighton and Hove
Would you like to work in the Public Service sector? Would you like to learn the skills, discipline and knowledge required to equip you for a career in the Police, Fire Service, Ambulance Service, Prison Service, Army, Royal Navy, RAF or Marines?
The Public Services department is exciting, active and vibrant and will provide you with all the support and guidance you need to get you qualified and employed or for you to succeed in your application to University.
The BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Public Services is a two year course in which students complete 6 units in year one (Subsidiary Diploma) and then progress onto year 2 to complete a further 6 units (Diploma).
- Government, Policies and the Public Services (10 credits)
- Leadership and Teamwork in the Public Services (15 credits)
- Physical Preparation, Health and Lifestyle for the Public Services (10 credits)
- Citizenship, Diversity and the Public Services (15 credits)
- Employment in the Uniformed Public Services (5 credits)
- Skills for Land-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (10 credits)
The course is assessed by work produced throughout the year by the students, made up of a mixture of written and practical assignments. The Subsidiary Diploma (60 credits/ 7 units) is equivalent to 1 A-Level. If students complete the second year of study (60 credits/ 7 more units), they will attain a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Public Services, equivalent to 2 A-Levels.
5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including GCSE English and GCSE Mathematics.
Interview for entry: Interview required
You will need to keep up-to-date with any news concerning the Public Services and any voluntary work you do would prove useful.
Assessment is through completion of a series of practical and coursework based assignment.
All full time courses are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31st August 2016. The only fees you have to pay are for specialist resources and equipment and the cost of these varies from £25 to £300 depending upon the subject you are studying.
Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial help from the college's learner support funds. You should apply for financial support as soon as you receive your offer letter.
After successfully completing the Extended Diploma you may want to further your education by applying for a degree level course at University.
You will feel confident about applying to join the uniformed public services, such as the Fire Brigade, Ambulance Service, Army, Police and the Prison Service.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City College Brighton and Hove directly.