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Public Services BTEC Diploma at Solihull College & University Centre

Course description

This course is ideal for candidates who express interest in the emergency services or armed forces and want to get to grips with the basics of public services, getting involved in a whole array of teamwork activities, expeditions, personal and planning skills and improving health and fitness.

Although this qualification will not guarantee you a job in the public services, it will set you up with the appropriate skills that employers look on favourably. Alternatively this will provide the perfect platform to progress on to a level 2 course, should you wish to pursue this academic path.

Course content

-Public Service Careers
-Improving Health and Fitness
-Personal Skills for Public Services
-Practical Teamwork
-Map Reading
-Planning and Participating
-Public Service Project
-Introduction to Expedition Skills
-Leadership

Maths, English and IT will be an important part of your course. You will continue to develop these skills and may work towards a qualification at an appropriate level.

Entry requirements

2 GCSE grades at E/2 or above or Progression from an entry level 3 certificate or above. You will need to have a suitable reference and undertake a successful interview.

Assessment

To pass this course you will complete assignments throughout the year. Assignments will include project work, training sessions, essays & reports, role-plays and practical fitness and teamwork sessions.

Future opportunities

Upon successful completion of this course and a progress interview, students may move onto the Level 2 course.

Further information

You will need to dress smartly and wear an appropriate uniform. You will be expected to attend residential trips during the autumn and summer term.

The cost of the course is £60* (for students that do not meet the criteria for student finance support) which covers transport, residential and outdoor activities.

In addition to this, Uniform must also be bought during the summer term.
If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.

Solihull College and University Centre offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Solihull College & University Centre directly.

Last updated date: 10 November 2016
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    • Blossomfield Campus

      Our Blossomfield Campus has everything you would expect from a modern, well-equipped college campus - and much more besides. Here you will find excellent facilities for work, study and relaxation, laid out over a pleasant site with plenty of car parking and good links to buses and trains.

      The Campus offers the highest quality teaching and support within a relaxed, student-focused atmosphere and a wide range of full and part-time courses. As well as further education courses we also offer a wide range of university accredited degrees, HNCs and HNDs.

      Every student at Blossomfield can access top-of-the-range IT resources in our Millennium Building, a substantial library, video and sound recording studios, hair and beauty salons, horticulture and animal care facilities and a superb language centre.

      All of this makes for a learning environment committed to student success.

      Finding us couldn't be easier, see below for details of how to get to our Blossomfield Campus.

      Via Bus or Train

      Solihull's main bus and train station is a 10 minute walk from the campus with the number 6, 30, 49, 69, 76, 166, 173.174, 175, 519 bus routes stopping outside the College campus.

      Via Road

      The College has free car parking facilities on-site.