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Public Services BTEC Diploma Level 2 at Bradford College

Course description

If you enjoy working with people, you will find a career in the Public Services very satisfying. This course will give you a realistic introduction to work in any of the Uniformed Public Services including: Fire, Police, Ambulance, Prison, Customs & Excise and the Armed Services (British Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and Royal Marines).

The course is stimulating and varied, as it combines classroom-based study with exciting practical and outdoor activities.

Course content

For this Award, you will study seven Units. These are a combination of Mandatory and Optional Units and include:

Public Service Skills, Career Planning for the Public Services, Improving Health and Fitness for Entry to the Uniformed Public Services, Employment in the Uniformed Public Services, Citizenship, the Individual and Society, Crime and Its Effects on Society and Adventurous Activities and Teamwork for the Public Services.

There will be opportunities throughout the course for you to improve your Mathematics and English skills and to use appropriate computer software. Outdoor activities are essential elements of the course as are Skills for Life/Functional Skills IT.

Day and residential visits are an integral part of the course.

Entry requirements

You must provide a satisfactory reference.
A minimum of five GCSEs at Grade D-E, one of which should be English Language. 

You should have an appropriate level of physical fitness and an enthusiasm for exercise.

You will be invited to participate in a two day assessment that includes Mathematics and English tests, physical assessment and self-discipline.
We welcome applications from mature students who can demonstrate to us, by evidence of other studies or experience, that they have the capability to satisfactorily complete and benefit from the course.


The course is assessed by Unit assignments which test knowledge, skills and understanding. To be recommended for the Award you must achieve a Pass grade in all Units.

Future opportunities

  • Communication skills
  • Time Management skills
  • Interpersonal Skills skills
  • How to work as an individual or as part of a team

Further information

For further information please visit our website or contact our admissions department on 01274 433333.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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