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Bridging Year/BTEC Level 2 Public and Uniformed Services at Casterton College Rutland

Course description

This unique programme is designed for students who want to develop their skills so that they can progress on to a full apprenticeship, a Level 3 vocational course, A levels or into work. It is a full time course based on development of essential skills for learning and for the workplace which provides recognised qualifications, work placements and lots of individual support to help you on the way. It is a complete full time package. You will take a Level 2 BTEC course alongside GCSE or Functional Skills in Maths and/or English. In addition you will undertake a series of employability and study skills courses and qualifications to help you progress in future with studies or within the workplace. Students on this programme undertake a number of work placements throughout the one year course.

Course content

The BTEC Firsts in Public Services are designed to equip learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success when moving towards a career in the uniformed and non-uniformed services, for example, police, emergency fire services, security, prison services or the armed services.

Learners will, through the different specialist units offered, find out about the different public services and how they work individually and interact with each other – inter-agency working. They will also have the opportunity to discover the levels of fitness required for each of the uniformed services and how to improve their health and fitness for entry into these services.

The range of optional units will support learners in the direction they wish to take in their careers. Some might want to progress further in education on to the BTEC Nationals in Public Services; others might want to apply for entry into one of the public services. The qualifications will give them the knowledge needed to make an informed choice when they take their next step.

Many people in Rutland, Stamford and Melton work in the public and uniformed services and we have good links with local employers including the armed services. These employers are involved in the delivery of the course.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs grades A*-E

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Casterton College Rutland directly.

Last updated date: 27 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year