Public Services BTEC Diploma Level 2 at Wirral Metropolitan College
This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success when moving towards a career in the uniformed and non-uniformed services, for example, police, emergency fire services, security, prison services or the armed services.
You will study the following:
- The role and work of the public services
- Working skills in the public service sector
- Citizenship, society and the public services
- Crime and its effects on society and individuals
Optional units may include:
- Employment in the public services
- Public services and community protection
- Health, fitness and lifestyle for the public services
- Community and cultural awareness
- Adventurous activities in the public services
- Sport and recreation in the public services
- Land navigation by map and compass
- Employability skills in the public services
- Preparing to respond to emergency incidents
- Security procedures in the public services
Prospective students must provide a reference from an employer or school tutor.
If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course.
You will be required to contribute financially to some of the cost of trips, visits and residentials, although these will be kept as low as possible. More information will be given at interview.
This course can be a stepping stone for successful candidates towards entering initial employment as, for example, a police community support officer, an army soldier or a Royal Air Force airman/woman.
Entry to any of the public or private uniformed services, further education.
Opportunities exist to progress onto the Edexcel National Diploma in Public Services.
Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:
- A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
- Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
- English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A*-C in English and maths already
- Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wirral Metropolitan College directly.