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Uniformed Public Services BTEC Diploma Level 1 at City of Wolverhampton College

Course description

During this course you will study a variety of units including:

  • Searching for a job
  • Conduct at work
  • Health and fitness for public service
  • Public service careers
  • Improving health and fitness for entry into the uniformed public service
  • Personal skills for the public services
  • Map reading using ordnance survey maps

Course content

Launch your career in the Uniform Public Services! If you have not enjoyed school but always had that desire for a career in any of the Public Services, this Level 1 course is your first step. This course is designed to equip you with a foundation for a career in the armed forces, police service, fire service, ambulance service, prison service, security, revenue and customs, leisure or youth and community work.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry qualifications. You will have to attend an interview.


A  variety of assessment methods are used including individual and group presentations, case studies, role-plays, question and answer sessions, producing display materials, time constrained assessments, work-based assignments and assessment.

This will allow you to develop skills you currently possess and work on new skills that will help you progress, it will also allow you to build a portfolio of evidence and complete other workpacks that are required for you to gain the qualifications in this programme.

Future opportunities

This skills you will learn from this course will enable you to:

  • Progress directly onto BTEC Level 2 Public Services course
  • Progress onto further education programmes in Uniformed Public Services, after passing the BTEC Public Services Diploma, achieving a pass on your functional skills in Maths/English maintaining an excellent attendance record, showing a positive attitude and successfully completing all additional qualifications
  • Pursue a career in sport, the police service, the armed forces, the fire servie, prison service, security, revenue and customs or youth and community work

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Wolverhampton College directly.

Last updated date: 13 January 2015
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    • The Paget Road campus, in Compton to the west of Wolverhampton, provides courses in art and design, business and management, computing and IT, education and teaching, engineering, English, health and social care, journalism, maths, media, motor vehicle, music technology, performing arts, photography and science.

      Also on offer at the site are Pathways programmes for people without any formal qualifications, ESOL courses for speakers of other languages, and short courses for job seekers.

      The campus is also home to CitySixth – the college's dedicated sixth form centre offering A Levels in a range of subjects - and a Higher Education Centre which offers HNCs, HNDs and Foundation Degrees, and also boasts an Engineering Learning Zone also equipped with industry-standard equipment, modern motor vehicle workshops, new performing and recording studios, and well equipped science labs.

      The site has a Student Hub, Study Hub, cafeteria and large free student car park and is on major bus routes.