Public Services Level 1 at Sheffield College
This course is an introduction to the work of the uniformed public services and offers you the opportunity to develop the skills and personal qualities needed for further study or employment.
The course is made up of a range of units. You will learn about
- Uniformed public services roles
- Improving health and fitness for the uniformed public services
- Teamwork and leadership
- Working with others and in the community
- Attending emergency services incidents
- First aid
- Employment opportunities in the uniformed public services
- Course enrichment activities include visits, training days and residential courses. A range of public services organisations and guest speakers come into college to give presentations and work with students on practical activities and assessments.
- Experience of work can include working with community and voluntary organisations, major incident simulations with the fire service and work supporting police training.
- Uniformed Public Services students are expected to wear a course polo shirt and appropriate clothing when at college, but especially when representing the college on visits
- You may be entitled to help from the college’s Learner Support Fund with the cost of trips, visits, uniform and anything else you need to buy for your course.
Future career opportunities could include working in, the armed forces, police service, fire service, ambulance service, UK border agency, outdoor activity centres, prison service, security services and voluntary organisations.
This course is suitable for those interested in a career in the Uniformed Public Services. It is important that you have a positive outlook and a willingness to step out of your comfort zone by trying different activities. You should come with a reasonable level of fitness and stamina, have commitment to the course, and be able to deal with discipline. As BTEC courses are coursework - based programmes with no formal exams, excellent attendance and punctuality is a key to success.
- Uniformed Public Services Roles
- Improving Health and Fitness for Uniformed Public Services
- Teamwork and Leadership
- Working With Others and the Community
- Public Service Incidents
- First Aid
- Employment Opportunities in the Uniformed Public Services
Work experience can include working with community and voluntary organisations, major incident simulations with the fire service and work supporting police training.
You will be expected to study Functional Skills qualifications in English and Maths, and a course in Personal and Social Development. There is also the opportunity to study for additional qualifications such as awards in volunteering, self defence and sports leadership.
The BTEC course is assessed by course work. Assessment methods include written assignments, worksheets, role plays, practical assessments, observations and workbooks. Approximately 50% of the course is practical and 50% is classroom work. There will be regular walks in the local area to practise navigation skills. Taking part in a range of sports and fitness activities is a fundamental part of the course.
At The Sheffield College we will always do our best to support you through your studies, to make them as stress free as possible. We have a specialist support team who can give you all the advice you need on all things financial, including what might be available to you, so that you don’t go short and you can concentrate all your efforts into your studies.
If you meet the eligibility criteria we’ll be able to support you with free meals. You’ll get an amount of money that you can use within the college shops and diners per day. This will be added to your student ID card which you will just swipe to purchase items.
Students (including Apprentices) of The Sheffield College who live in South Yorkshire are eligible for a 16–18 Student Pass which entitles pass holders to cheaper travel on buses and trams in South Yorkshire. Pass holders are also entitled to half fare on Northern train services in South Yorkshire.
Learner Support Fund
If you are enrolled with us, you may receive support towards the cost of:
Books and materials
Uniform and equipment
Essential course trips
- DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB)
UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university
Successful completion of this course, good attendance and punctuality along with tutor recommendation can lead to our Uniformed Public Services BTEC Level 2 Diploma course or other level 2 courses.
Future career opportunities could include working in, the Armed Forces, Police service, Fire service, Ambulance Service, UK border agency, outdoor activity centres, Prison Service, Security Services and voluntary organisations.
representing the college on visits.
You may be entitled to help from the college’s Learner Support Fund with the cost of trips, visits, uniform and anything else you need to buy for your course.
Why not come and see for yourself. Visit us on one of our open evenings and meet the people who will be teaching you, have a chat about what the course involves and look round our fantastic facilities where you’ll be learning.
Our City, Hillsborough, Peaks and Olive Grove campuses will be open on the following days:
- Thursday 12th October 2017, 3.30pm - 7pm
- Monday 20th November 2017, 3.30pm - 7pm
- Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
- Wednesday 7th March 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
- Thursday 17th May 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
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.