Public Services : BTEC Level 3 at Gateway College
This course enables you to develop your confidence and interpersonal skills; there is a strong emphasis on developing personal discipline through individual and team activities. During the course you may take part in visits to a variety of Public Service organisations, listen to talks from guest speakers in the sector. The course offers an insight into careers in the Police, Fire and Ambulance Services, Army, Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Royal Air Force, Prison Service, Security Organisations, HM Customs, the National Health Service, and Social Work to name but a few.
This qualification is equivalent to 1 A Level.
The course will be enhanced with outside speakers coming into college from the Army, RAF and Police.
Examples of units that will be studied over the 2-years and will be assessed through coursework. Units studied include:
90 Credit Diploma
Unit 01 : Goverment Policies
Unit 02 : Leadership and Teamwork
Unit 03 : Citizenship, Diversity and the Public Services
Unit 05 : Physical Preparation, Health and Lifestyle for the Public Services
Unit 08 : Understand the impact of War, Conflict and Terrorism on Public Services
Unit 10 : Skills for Land-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
Unit 17 : Police Powers in the Public Services
Unit 31 : Exercise, Health and Lifestyle
Unit 35 : Land Navigation by Map and Compass.
Unit 04 : Understanding Discipline in the Uniformed Public Services
Unit 06 : Fitness Testing and Training
Unit 12 : Crime and its effets on Society
Unit 13 : Command and Control in the Uniformed Public Services
Unit 14 : Responding to Emergency Service incidents
Unit 21 Custodial Care Services
Unit 22 Aspects of the Legal System and Law -making process
Unit 24 : Current and Media in Public Services
Unit 29 : Security Procedures in the Public Services
At least 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C / 9-4 including English Language grade 4
Assessed by the completion of assignments given by a set deadline.
1st Year : 90 Credit Diploma
2nd Year : Extended Diploma
Free to all home students.
Students can join the armed forces, progress to university or obtain an apprenticeship within their selected field. If you are considering a career in any of the uniformed or non-uniformed services this course may be for you.
To find out more about this qualification please visit our website at www.gateway.ac.uk or see our prospectus.
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.