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Public Service L3 90 Credit Diploma at Bishop Auckland College

Course description

If you are looking for a career within the Uniformed Public Services area such as the Armed Forces or the Emergency Services then here is the place to start. This course is designed to help you develop the skills needed for today’s workforce within the Uniformed Public Services. This course can help you grow in confidence and become self disciplined, learn how to solve problems, meet deadlines, keep fit and work as part of a team.

Course content

This full time course is taught over 3/4 days a week and any extra days as required and includes Maths and English (if not already achieved at GCSE Grade C or above).

Year 1 – 90 Credit Diploma
Year 2 – Extended Diploma.

The Level 3 Diploma deepens the specialist work-based knowledge required for careers in the Uniformed Public Services. The course provides students with the opportunity to develop a range of practical skills and attributes essential for successful performance in the Uniformed Public Services. You will also be given the opportunity to experience various vocations via guest speakers and a work placement as well as improving and developing enterprise within the department, as well as working regularly with our sponsors, D-Company: The Rifles and the Fifth Fusiliers.

Future opportunities

The course is equivalent to 1.5 x A-Levels (3 x A-Levels after Year 2). It prepares students for appropriate direct employment in the Uniformed Public Services sector and it is suitable for those who wish to enter a particular specialist area of work.


What can I do when I finish?

UCAS points to the value of 1.5 x A-Levels (3 x A-Levels after Year 2). If you gain suitable grades you may progress onto Higher Education at College on the HND in Public Services (Policing and Criminal Investigation Route). Other HE courses such as Foundation or Honours Degrees in Criminology, Law, Leadership and Management at University, or employment in one of the Armed or Emergency Services.

Further information

Materials needed

Students will be required to purchase a uniform pack consisting of jacket, t-shirts, smart tracksuit trousers, and sports kit. There will be a cost implication for the uniform and educational trips. The exact cost will be given prior to enrolment after offer of place has been confirmed (concessions may apply for students based on their personal circumstances).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bishop Auckland College directly.

Last updated date: 09 February 2016
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