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Public Services - Level 3 BTEC Diploma at Yorkshire Coast College

Course description

This BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Public Services is excellent preparation if you want to enter a public uniformed service such as the fire service, police, armed forces or prison service.

The course aims to equip you with the necessary skills to apply for a variety of public services roles whilst gaining an insight to many aspects of the job, including the entry process. Functional Skills are a mandatory part of the course and you will be required to study either Maths, English or ICT depending on your previous achievements in these subjects. 

These qualifications are designed to enhance your employment opportunities. 

Course content

The course will cover the following units:

  • Fitness Testing and Training
  • Leadership and Team Development
  • Crime and its Effects on Society
  • Outdoor and Adventurous Expeditions
  • Behaviour in Public Sector Employment
  • Understanding Discipline
  • Communications and Technology
  • Citizenship and Diversity - Healthy Lifestyle

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade A-C. Level 2 qualification in another vocational area. You will be expected to have a keen interest in sport and fitness, a positive attitude and have good attendance.

Future opportunities

When you've finished your course you'll be ready to go out and start work, but some of our learners choose to go on to Higher Education, like the FdA Public Services Management, which opens up the door to Higher Education possibilities and also gives you greater knowledge to take out into the workplace and can even increase you chances of earning higher wages.

Whether it's the training we give you to successfully work as part of a team, or the residential visits we take you on with the Armed Forces professionals, everything you learn is in a real-life situation that prepares you to go out there and get your dream career. 

The local average wage on entry to a career in the Uniformed Public Services – depending on qualification – is £21,000 - £27,000.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Yorkshire Coast College directly.

Last updated date: 03 August 2016
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    • With outstanding facilities you'll find many realistic working environments which will provide you with innovating and inspiring spaces in which to learn.

      Refectory and Square Cat Café

      Our refectory at Lady Edith's Drive is the perfect place to relax and unwind, whether you want a quick snack, a healthy lunch or just to catch up with friends. Breakfast is served every weekday from 8.30am until 11am, after this a huge choice foods are available including a range of premium sandwiches, pizzas, salads, paninis, and jacket potatoes. Our two campuses each have their own refectories. 

      The Square Cat Café at Westwood is a great place to catch-up with friends. We offer hot and cold drinks and snacks. From time-to-time you might even catch a live performance from performing arts students.

      Our Learner Engagement Team also provide other activities across both sites throughout the year.

      Common Room

      The learner common room on Lady Edith's Campus is located on the ground floor and near the LRC. Here you can relax with your friends and play a game or pool and our Learner Engagement team are always on hand to help you or provide information on a range of activities they are organising. 

      Learning Resource Centre

      We have two interactive Learning Resource Centres across Yorkshire Coast College providing lending, reference and information services and offering you the chance to utilise the latest technologies and study aids. Our Learning Centres are also linked to the British Library, meaning no matter what you need, you will always have access to it. 

      ICT, Moodle & Wifi

      Yorkshire Coast College has a great range of academic facilities for both students and staff. Feel free to check books out from our libraries and use our professional printing services amongst our many other facilities at Yorkshire Coast College.

      Computing Services

      Technology and science are rapidly transforming our world, changing the way we do business, the way we learn, the way we communicate, and even the way we entertain ourselves. Yorkshire Coast College can give you everything you need to play your part in the modern world, and have a brilliant career, working at the forefront of technology. 

      Our ICT suites and ultra-modern facilities mean that your training and studies will see you networking computer systems, designing databases, manipulating graphics and images and learning more about hardware principles and user support. Both practical and theoretical study will play a major part in your course giving you a wide range of skills and knowledge, while working with the latest technologies.

      Printing Services

      Our Repro facility offers both students and the general public, first class business stationery, educational printing as well as a host of photographic and print finishing services, including both black and white and full colour prints. 

      Opening times are Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5.00pm & Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm For more information call: 01723 356172 

      Sports & Fitness

      Our Lady Edith's Drive offers a Sport & Fitness Suite which will is available to staff, students and community groups.