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Uniformed Public Services - BTEC Diploma in Public Services (Level 3) at Hopwood Hall College

Course description

Public Services are at the very heart of our community and those who pursue a career within one of the uniformed services will be fulfilling a vital role in society.
The course has a practical emphasis and is taught by ex-uniformed public service staff. Programmes are specifically designed to develop a range of key skills which aim to prepare learners for employment in the uniformed public services.

Course content

• Team leadership
• Understanding discipline
• Physical preparation and fitness
• Outdoor and adventurous expeditions
• Equality and diversity
• Citizenship
• Responding to emergency service incidents
• Communication and technology
The Level 3 course is designed as a two year study programme but there is an option to undertake a diploma in one year instead. Please ask for more details at your interview.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grade C or above to include English and Mathematics OR BTEC Level 2 qualification OR NVQ Level 2 OR VRQ Level 2.

Financial information

No cost for 16-19 year olds.

Future opportunities

Completion of this gourse grants entry into employment with uniformed services. Progression onto a degree dependent on UCAS points awarded.

For further information on where this course can lead, speaking to a tutor can help identify the right pathways and destinations for your future. They can also refer you to the most relevant people for more targeted support and information should it be needed.

Further information

For more information please visit, pick up a prospectus from the Rochdale or Middleton Campus or call us on 0161 6437560.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 22 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course code: UPSL3PSFM1


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      By Road: 
      The Middleton Campus is two miles from junction 20 on the M62. Take the A627(M) towards Oldham and leave at first junction and follow signs to Middleton.
      By Rail: 
      The Castleton rail station is 2 miles from the Middleton campus, and takes around ten minutes to reach by bus.
      By Bus: 
      The No. 17 bus service runs frequent between Rochdale and Manchester approximately every ten minutes and stops at the entrance to the Middleton Campus.