Public Services (Uniformed) Diploma Level 2 at West Suffolk College
This is a vocational course aiming to introduce learners to the key areas relating to the uniformed public services at level two. The course covers a variety of public service skills and learners will have the opportunity to develop their fitness levels that are required to work within the sector.
The course is run by an inspiring team of highly qualified lecturers with public services experience, and has been planned to allow all learners to have a good understanding of public services and to develop their own skills within an active and challenging environment. Learners are expected to be in College for three days per week. Timetables run between 9.15am and 5.00pm on each of these days. The course will require additional study time at home and this will include a minimum of ten hours of private study a week.
Any student aged 16 to 19 who does not hold a GCSE A* to C (9 to 4 on the new grading structure) or equivalent qualifications in Maths and English by age 16 will need to continue to study these subjects in each academic year.
A range of GCSE passes to Grade D (to include mathematics and English) or an equivalent qualification, plus an interest in public services and the motivation to succeed. However, this course offers flexibility on the outcome of a personal interview and selection process with the curriculum staff. Students who do not have GCSE grade C in English and/or Maths will be required to attend Functional Skills classes
The course is well suited to learners who would like to progress to level three learning including the Diploma qualifications in public services (uniformed). Learners may also choose to enter employment in any of the following areas: police (including police community support officer), fire service, armed forces, prison service, border agency and coastguard.
Of the students who completed this course last year 59% continued with Further Education and 35% secured employment.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Suffolk College directly.