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Public Services Level 2 at Malvern Hills College

Course description

A hands-on course building teamwork and leadership skills. This course would be of interest to anyone who wishes to pursue a career in the military services or the Emergency Services.

Course content

What’s involved?

• This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for a successful career in the uniformed public services, eg Police, Fire and Rescue Services, Security, Prison Services and the Armed Services
• The course covers four main areas within the public services – Citizenship, the Government and Career Planning, Adventure Training, Sport and Fitness and Work Practice During Visits
• Units include: Public Service Skills, Career Planning, Improving Health and Fitness, Employment in the Uniformed Public Services, Citizenship and Adventurous Activities

How will I be studying?

This course is 50% practical. You will participate in numerous activities including fitness testing, training and sport, and adventurous activities including one expedition away from campus. You will participate in group discussions, presentations and assignment writing, visits to public service establishments, charity/voluntary activities and work experience. Emphasis is on you getting hands on experience of public service life and developing teamwork and leadership skills.

Entry requirements

• 4 GCSEs grade D or above, including Maths or English, or
• BTEC Level 1 in Public Services
• All applicants will need to have a successful interview

Future opportunities

On completion of the course, where you have demonstrated a strong commitment and capability on the course, you could gain employment in a Public Service organisation or apply to join the BTEC Level 3 course with the achievement of Merit or Distinction.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 August 2016

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    • The Evesham campus is a short walk from Evesham town centre. It is well placed for bus links from the surroundings area.

      The campus has...

      ·         A state of the art motor vehicle workshops

      ·         New hair & beauty training salons called PURE - Hair, Beauty & Relaxation, which are also open to the public

      ·         Training rooms for public services and construction

      ·         A dedicated health and childcare teaching area

      ·         Fully equipped IT facilities and media suite

      ·         A new photographic studio

      ·         An Energy Training Centre

      ·         Indoor and outdoor animal care facilities

      We also have a well equipped Learning Resources Centre and an excellent refreshment and relaxation area in The Hub, which includes a Costa Coffee Shop.