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Public Services NCFE Level 2 Entry to the Uniformed Services at North Kent College

Course description

The one year NCFE Level 2 Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services prepares students for entry into the Public Services such as the Police Service, Fire & Rescue Service, Armed Forces, Prison and Ambulance Services.  This course provides an ideal opportunity to explore the service you would like to join. You will improve your knowledge and fitness levels and will gain a qualification which you can use to apply for training or for further study.

The course is aimed at 16-19 year olds who have just completed their GCSEs, or are looking to get back into education to study in this expanding and desirable subject area.

Course content

The course consists of 8 units.  You will also study a functional skill in Maths and English .

  • Investigating Employment in the Uniformed Services
  • Explore Aspects of Physical Fitness
  • Develop Team Working and Problem Solving Skills
  • Show an Understanding of Health and Safety and Hygiene
  • Carry out Map Reading and Navigation
  • Follow Uniformed Services Routine
  • Exploring Equality and Diversity
  • Participate in Adventurous Activities

The programme is taught through theoretical and practical training sessions supported by functional skills. Each lesson will provide you with assessment opportunities as you work to achieve your goals and targets. You will need an active passion for the public services and your tutors will encourage you to discuss your own achievements as well as the issues in society.

Additional Courses*

During the course, there will be opportunities to achieve other qualifications in addition to your main programme. These additional qualifications may include functional skills, first aid, and customer services.

Entry requirements

The course requires successful applicants to have 2 GCSEs grades D or above (English is desirable) or NCFE Level 1 Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services (or equivalent).  Successful applicants must also demonstrate a willingness to become involved in all aspects of the course including practical sessions and working with the public.

Assessment

A wide variety of assessments will be used.  The NCFE programme will use continuous assessment rather than examinations and you will be able to track your performance as you work towards your targets.  You will be encouraged to manage your own assessments and identify where you have met the required standards.  Methods of assessment may include web blogs, presentations, practical demonstrations, posters, reports, leaflets, interviews and discussions. To facilitate assessment, you will be expected to devote personal time for your studies.

Financial information

Tuition Fees: 16-18 - free

19+ - £1650 (TBC)

Other Costs (payable by all students): £50 Trip (TBC)

This course may also attract additional costs, for example, kit, uniform or books, that all students will be required to pay. Please contact the College for further details.

Future opportunities

The majority of learners progress onto a Level 3 course in Public Services. If you want to progress into employment the following areas may be suitable: Police Service, Fire & Rescue Service, Armed Forces, Prison and Ambulance Services.

Further information

During the course, there will be opportunities to achieve other qualifications in addition to your main programme. These additional qualifications may include functional skills, work skills, first aid, and customer services.

 

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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.

Last updated date: 05 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course code: L3D117P/L3G104P
  • Web url: www.northkent.ac.uk
  • Number of planned places: 17

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