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Public Services (Level 2) at Central College Nottingham

Course description

This course will teach you the skills, discipline and knowledge you need if you would like to join the Police, Fire Service, Ambulance Service, Prison Service, Army, Royal Navy, RAF or Marines.

Course content

Subjects / Modules include:

  • Public Service skills
  • Employment in the Uniformed Public Services
  • Career planning for the Public Services
  • Improving health and fitness
  • Sport and recreation
  • Land navigation by map and compass
  • Expedition skills in the Public Services

You will also study Functional Skills in English and Maths in addition to group and one to one tutorials. English and Maths are an essential part of your studies and will help you succeed on your course. These subjects will help you develop confidence and are the key employability skills that all employers now look for when recruiting.

Entry requirements

One of the following:

  • 4 GCSEs at grades A*-D including English Language and Maths*
  • A relevant Level 1 qualification including GCSE English Language and Maths* at grade A*-D

*Functional Skills may be accepted instead of GCSE English and/or Maths. Functional Skills Level 1 is equivalent to GCSE Grade D and Level 2 to GCSE Grade C.

Adults who are aged 19+ without the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply.


Continuous assessment in each unit. Functional Skills in English and Maths are assessed by exams.

Future opportunities

Continue studying by progressing on to either the Level 3 (90 Credit) Diploma in Public Services or the Extended Diploma in Public Services

Pursue a career in the armed or emergency services.

Further information

To support your application we will ask you to bring in a school report.

You will be required to purchase a uniform for wearing during practical lessons, expeditions as well as for external visits (cost £65). There will be a number of visits and practical opportunities throughout the year which will also incur a small cost. Financial assistance from the college may be available to support this.

Need help with tuition fees, travel or equipment costs? Click here if you are aged 16-18 or here if you are aged 19+

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 22 June 2015
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    • Situated on Farnborough Road, Clifton, the Centre houses courses in Art and Design, Sport and Public Services as well as some courses in Constructive and Automotive. It is also the base for the College's £2m football facility.