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Public Services Level 2 Diploma at Newbury College

Course description

This one year course provides you with an introduction to the uniformed public services. The course is ideal if you are considering career in the armed services (Army, Royal Navy or Royal Air Force).the emergency services (police or fire service) or other security-related professions. You will learn how to develop your fitness and professional skills as well as the broader skills you need to work with the public and in teams.



This is a practical work-related course for people considering a career in the Public Services e.g. Police, Fire, Ambulance, Prison Service or Armed Forces.

You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.

The subjects covered are various, they include, but are not restricted to,

Public Service Skills Employment in the Uniformed Public Services Career Planning for the Public Services Improving Health and Fitness for Entry to the Uniformed Public Services Adventurous Activities and Teamwork for the Public Services Sport and Recreation in the Public Services Expedition Skills in Public Services

You will also complete a skills project which will build your confidence and your employability skills as well as covering subjects such as equality and safeguarding which are designed to broaden your knowledge of these subjects and help with your employment potential.

Entry requirements

Students will need to have five GCSE passes at grade D or above, preferably including Maths and English. Alternatively, students will be accepted onto the course if they have an equivalent vocational qualification at merit grade, and Functional Skills Maths and English, preferably at Level 1. All students must have achieved, or show the ability to achieve, Maths and English to GCSE grade D or equivalent. Where a student has not yet fulfilled this requirement a functional skills qualification is a mandatory part of this course.


Assignments will contribute to each module. Assignments will vary and include reports, projects, presentations and practical work. Students will be assessed by a combination of assignments, practical work, projects and tests set by the Course Team. Students will produce a portfolio of work which is assessed against the grading criteria for the units. Assignments set will have an agreed hand in date that will need to be met in order to meet the awarding body guidelines. Some units will also need you to complete externally set and marked assessment material in addition to your portfolio work.

Future opportunities

Successful learners will have the opportunity to progress onto L3 programmes in Public Services or Sport or to gain employment directly or via an apprenticeship.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Newbury College directly.

Last updated date: 03 May 2016

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