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Public Services Level 3 Extended Diploma at Truro and Penwith College

Course description

For you to succeed on this course you will need to be willing to ‘have a go’ at things, be prepared to get cold, wet and dirty, push yourself and us, develop your team work and, most importantly, work hard.
Your learning will be through lectures, practical sessions and residential trips, you will be assessed in challenging situations, expected to conduct self-directed study and research, attend visits to and presentations from various services.
Assessment is continuous throughout the course and consist of projects, presentations, physical demonstrations and written assignments. You may also be required to sit a controlled assessment as part of the course requirements; this will aid and develop your time management and rational thinking skills that will help you in your future career.
Previous students have undertaken degrees in law, public services, criminology, psychology, sociology and many more. Truro and Penwith College also provides the opportunity to continue your studies onto our Foundation Degree in Public Services.
Career opportunities such as the Armed Forces, Police, Fire Service, Coastguard, Prison Service, Customs or other public organisations are also real options.

Course content

Year 1 -  Modules
Government, Policies and the Public Services
Leadership and Teamwork in the Public Services
Citizenship, Diversity and the Public Services
Understanding Discipline in the Uniformed Services
Physical Preparation, Health and Lifestyle
Crime and its Effects on Society
Security Procedures in the Public Services
Command and Control in the Uniformed Public Services
Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

Year 2 - Modules
Land Navigation by Map and Compass
Skills for Land-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
Current and Media Affairs in the Public Services
Custodial Care Services
Aspects of the Legal System and Law Making
Exercise, Health and Lifestyle
Understand the Impact of War and Conflict
Fitness Testing and Training for the Uniformed Public Services
Police Powers in the Public Services
Behaviour in the Public Sector Employment

Additional qualifications included on the course
First Aid
National Pool Lifeguard Qualification
STA Swimming Teachers

Maths and English are key elements of any full-time study in College. If you do not already have a GCSE at grade A*-C in these subjects, you will be required to attend additional lessons in these areas. These are varied study sessions, and are designed to cater for all ability levels. You'll receive advice and guidance regarding the correct level for you.
Skills in maths and English will support your future, assisting you with assignment writing, research, job applications, presentations, managing your own finances and interpretation of data, to mention just a few. Employers are looking for ability in these areas and the majority of university courses require you to have good Maths and English GCSEs, which is why the development of these skills is so important, whatever you do.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade C or above, one of these needs to be either in English or Maths

Assessment

Your achievement in this subject is dependent upon excellent attendance, punctuality and effort. You will learn in a friendly atmosphere, using a variety of assessment methods including:

  • Practical and leadership assessments
  • Written assignments
  • Debates
  • Presentations

Future opportunities

Previous students have undertaken degrees in law, public services, criminology, psychology, sociology and many more. Truro and Penwith College also provides the opportunity to continue your studies onto our Foundation Degree in Public Services.

Career opportunities such as the Armed Forces, Police, Fire Service, Coastguard, Prison Service, Customs or other public organisations are also real options

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Truro and Penwith College directly.

Last updated date: 15 June 2016

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