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BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Public Services (Uniformed) at Trafford College

Course description

This programme is for students over 16 wishing to pursue a career in Uniformed Public Services professions and embraces the core values of "Discipline, Teamwork and Fitness". The course provides a balance between practical and theoretical aspects of Public Services work. There are 7 units of study to be followed and these are selected from the following:- Public Service Skills- Career Planning for the Public Services- Improving Health and Fitness for Entry to the Uniformed Public Services- Employment in the Uniformed Public Services- Citizenship, the Individual and Society- Adventurous Activities and Teamwork- Crime and its Effects on Society- Attending Emergency Incidents in Public Services- Security Procedures in the Services- There is an opportunity to work towards a Duke of Edinburgh Award

Entry requirements

5 GCSE's at grade D or above (including maths and English)


All student's work is assessed through coursework and assignment - based tasks. As this is a coursework - based programme, attendance and punctuality are paramount to success. There will be some written tests as part of the assessment.

Financial information

Students will also be required to volunteer in the community (e.g., NCS)Indoor / outdoor sports kit is required. There is an approximate cost of £75 for uniform. Students will need to provide their own files and plastic wallets. There is also a nominal £15 hire charge for use of adventure training equipment.

Future opportunities

Students who successfully achieve this Diploma will be able to progress onto the Level 3 BTEC course, or apply for relevant employment.

Further information

Please contact Course Enquiries on 0161 886 7070

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.

Last updated date: 13 May 2016
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      The Altrincham site is situated on a major bus route to and from Manchester city centre, with a bus stop directly outside the College on Manchester Road (A56).

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