Public Services Level 2 (Peaks) at Sheffield College
The course is made up of a range of units. You will learn about areas such as Public services skills and teamwork and leadership
- Uniformed public services fitness
- Map reading and expedition skills
- The value of sport and recreation in the public services
- Uniformed public services career paths
- Adventurous activities in the public services
- Crime and its effects
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.
4 GCSEs at Grade 3 or above including English Language
The BTEC course is assessed by course work. Assessment methods include written assignments, worksheets, role plays, practical assessments, observations and workbooks. There are no formal exams, although you may be asked to take small tests at times to assess your understanding.
Approximately 40% of the course is practical and 60% is classroom work.
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
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, civil service, local government and voluntary organisations.
Uniformed Public Services students are expected to wear a uniform which includes 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.
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 25th October 2018, 4pm - 7pm
- Wednesday 21st November 2018, 4pm - 7pm
- Tuesday 29th January 2019, 4pm - 7pm
- Monday 4th March 2019, 4pm - 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.