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Uniformed Public Services Diploma Level 2 at Gloucestershire College

Course description

This course gives you the opportunity to learn about and prepare for life in the public services sector.

Thanks to the colleges close links with local public services you will have the opportunity to participate in work based learning such as riot training with the police and joining the Army Cadet Force.

At Gloucestershire College, you’ll get the chance to enjoy the best facilities that rival any Further Education Institution.

There’s a state of the art sports hall and fantastic classroom facilities.

Also the college has a great relationship with the local public services: you’ll get the chance to go on riot training with the police, meet the range of armed services and may even get the chance to take part in one of the tri services training days.

We also have an excellent link with the Gloucestershire Army Cadet Force which will give you the opportunity to see firsthand what it is like working in the Uniformed Services.

In addition, you can improve on your English and Maths if you need to, thanks to the supportive functional skills team. Throughout the course, you’ll be set assignments which will be graded and will make up your final mark at the end of the course.

Course content

You will study:•

  • Public service skills
  • Public services fitness
  • Expedition and navigation skills
  • Employment in uniformed public services

Entry requirements

You need to have successfully completed three GCSEs at grade D or above including English. Selection is based on a successful interview and initial assessment outcome.

Financial information

The course has many practical activities and students must attend these sessions wearing appropriate clothing and footwear. Students are required to attend the Army Cadet Force as part of the course. Students are also expected to attend trips and activities related to the course. Fees involved will be outlined at the beginning of the course

Future opportunities

Upon completion, you may move on to the Level 3 course in uniformed public services or a relevant apprenticeship.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 April 2016
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    • Our buzzing Gloucester campus is set in a prime location in the heart of the City, beside the historic Gloucester Docks which sees regular food festivals throughout the year and the Tall Ships Festival. 

      Gloucester campus facilities include:

      • Campus shop
      • Construction Street
      • Dance studio
      • Dining room
      • Enterprise lab
      • Health and social care ward
      • Library with online access and resources
      • Nursery
      • Sports hall
      • Starbucks counter
      • Theatre
      • TV and music recording studios