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Public Services Diploma Level 2 at West Lancashire College

Course description

The level 2 Public Service course is a dynamic course for students who want a career in public services, the legal profession, outdoor activities or fitness training. Learners will discover what public service careers and jobs there are. The course helps you to develop skills relevant to seeking employment in a range of public service organisations, outdoor activities, law or fitness training.

The level 2 course is a 1 year programme and if successful it can lead to progression onto a level 3 course in public services, apprenticeship or related programme.

This course is ideal for students looking for a career in public services, for example, HM Revenue and Customs, the police, fire and rescue services or armed services, paramedics, outdoor activity instructors, physical training instructors or professions in law and legal services.

The course consists of a combination of tutored lessons, guest speakers by public service organisations and the development of a range of skills required for entrance into the public services such as leadership, communication, teamwork, discipline and problem solving; The course is assignment and examination based. The course further develops your fitness training to help you in the entrance tests to gaining employment. There are visits to public organisation centres such as Fire and Rescue services; Outdoor Activity centres to take part in navigations and activity days at RAF Aintree to develop team building skills.

Successful students tend to be:

  • good at communicating with all types of people, even in difficult circumstance
  • determined and logical in their approach to preventing and solving crimes
  • good leaders, able to make decisions under pressure
  • able to write accurate reports and deal with complex paperwork
  • willing to accept discipline, without sacrificing common-sense and initiative
  • interested in working with and helping the community.

Course content

  • The role and work of the Public Services
  • Working skills in the Public Services
  • Society, Citizenship and the Public Services
  • Crime and its effects on society and individuals
  • Working Skills in the Public Services
  • Employment in the Public Services
  • Improving health and fitness for entry to Public Services
  • Crime and its effects on society and individuals
  • Sport and recreation in the Public Services
  • Land navigation by map and compass
  • Communication and technology and the Public Services

Learners will undertake a period of work experience (a minimum of 48 hours per year) appropriate to your course as part of the programme of study.

Maths and English will be part of your programme of study and you will study qualifications in Maths and English, appropriate to your level of ability, alongside your chosen course.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above including English or maths. Candidates will be interviewed to assess their suitability for the course. We are interested in your enthusiasm and commitment to succeed.

Assessment

Assessment will be by continuous assessment of assignment work, projects, case studies and practical activities. There are no external exams.

Future opportunities

Progression to Level 3 Diplomas in Public Services, Sports or other relevant Level 3 Diploma courses is possible upon obtaining Merits or Dinstinctions on completion of this course.

This course is ideal for students looking for a career in public services, for example, HM Revenue and Customs, the police, prison services, fire and rescue services or armed services, paramedics, outdoor activity instructors, physical training instructors or professions in law and legal services.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 June 2016
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