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Public Services BTEC Diploma Level 2 at Colchester Institute

Course description

The BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Public Services is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success when moving towards a career in the uniformed services, for example police force, paramedics (NHS), fire and rescue service, prison service or armed services.

The course allows you to investigate the uniformed services; what they are and what careers are available to you. You will, through the units chosen, find out what people in the different services do in their job roles, how they work and how they interact with each other through multi-agency working.

Units within the course will allow you to discover, for example, the levels of fitness required for each of the uniformed services and the difference between the armed forces, police, fire and rescue service. This course is delivered through a mixture of lectures, practical activities, outside visits and visiting specialist speakers from the public services. There will also be workshops and tutorials relating to the assignment programme.

In addition to your main programme, you will also engage in GEM and GAP activities to develop your English, maths and employability skills.

Course content

Public Services BTEC Diploma Level 2 units may include:

  • Public Service Skills
  • Land Navigation with Map and Compass
  • Career Planning for the Public Services
  • Employment in the Uniformed Public Services
  • Expedition Skills in the Public Services
  • Improving Health and Fitness for entry to the Public Services

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs (grades A*-E) including English and maths at grade D, or satisfactory results in a relevant Level 1 qualification, and an interview.

Future opportunities

A wide range of careers in the uniformed public services and related areas.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Colchester Institute directly.

Last updated date: 02 March 2016

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