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Uniformed Public Services (Level 3) Diploma at Tresham College of Further and Higher Education

Course description

You will learn about life within a wide variety of public services and be challenged both physically and academically.

Course content

You will gain an in-depth understanding of the structure of the public service industry and gain the skills and knowledge necessary to gain employment. You will learn about understanding discipline, outdoor and adventurous activities, command and control and physical preparation and will develop your practical application of the skills learnt through a variety of educational visits and expeditions. You will also be required to attend tutorials, complete work experience and employability skills.

Entry requirements

A grade C in GCSE English or above and 3 other GCSEs a Grade C or above, OR a Level 2 in Uniformed Public Services with a satisfactory reference and equivalent English and preferably maths.


Written tasks, presentations, observations, practical tasks, physical assessments, coursework and portfolios.

Financial information

You will be required to contribute £100 towards course related trips and purchase a college uniform costing approx. £30.

Future opportunities

Employment within the Public Services or further study at degree level.

Further information

This study programme involves physical exertion and mandatory attendance on a residential expedition.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tresham College of Further and Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 09 June 2016
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    • Our brand new £36m Corby Campus continues to offer a range of vocational programmes training learners for employment in a number of specialist fields, including Construction, Catering, Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy and Engineering. In September 2011 new provision was introduced in Sport, Public Services, Computing, Business, Care and Early Years as well as a number of new Higher Education programmes.

      For the trades, Corby campus has a number of specialist engineering and construction workshops providing realistic working conditions with the most up to date equipment available for our learners. New technology includes a dedicated suite for AutoCAD training.

      The modern building includes dedicated learning pods for each of the different subject areas equipped with learning resources and computer facilities. A 3G astroturf similar to the one at the college's Kettering campus will also be utilised by the Sports and Public Services provision and will be available for hire by local orgainsations and sports teams.

      A state of the art fitness suite provides relevant training for sports science and fitness instructors and will open to learners and staff at the campus. Supported Learning Programmes are able to utilise the most up to date sensory equipment and aids to encourage independant living.

      The Skills for Life Workshop has now moved to the new campus for individuals to improve their basic Maths and English skills and English classes for speakers of other languages.

      Tresham Studios, the college's brand new hair and beauty salons in the Corby campus, offer an extensive range of hair, beauty and complimentary treatments at very competitive prices within realisitic working environments for learners to gain vital work experience. Daytime and evening appointments are available during term time.

      The Manor restaurant is Tresham's prestigious new training restaurant located in the beautiful historic Manor House building, just a short walk away from the new Corby campus. The fully licensed Manor Restaurant will be open to the public for morning coffee, lunch and evening meals. Speciality dinners and theme nights also take place throughout the year.