Public Services (Uniformed) Level 3 Extended Diploma at Northumberland College
The course is suitable for those that wish to learn how the Uniformed Public Services work. Those that are interested in a career in the emergency services, armed forces, judicial services or who wish to advance onto the Extended diploma in Uniformed Public Services. The Extended Diploma gives you a greater understanding of the Uniformed Public Services. This qualification carries UCAS points and can help you gain access to university. Students have gone onto study, politics, law and criminology. Gaining the equivalent of 180 UCAS points can help you enter officer training.
You will further develop your skills to prepare you for progression to higher education or employment in the uniformed and public services industry. You will study units including teamwork, leadership, planning and response and criminology. Throughout the course you will have activities with agencies which could include the: Army, RAF, Royal Navy, Emergency Services, Outdoor Education.
You should have four GCSEs at Grade C or above or a relevant Level 2 qualification. A Subsidiary diploma plus 30 extra credits achieved with a full first year completed.
Your progress will be assessed by a range of methods including practical assessments/ observations, written assignments, and identification tests. The course is 100% course work.
After completing the year 1 you could either progress on to year two (as long as all course work is completed and you have an acceptable attendance and behaviour record) or look to gain employment into the uniformed services. After completing year two you could apply to university to study, law, politics or criminology. You could also look to gain employment into the uniformed services
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northumberland College directly.