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Public Services BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma at Stoke on Trent College

Course description

An advanced programme for students wanting a career in any uniformed service. Subjects are designed to provide and develop essential skills and knowledge for public service employment; they include units with a psychological, legal and fitness background as well as citizenship, teamwork and leadership. Visits, residentials, outdoor pursuits and external speakers are compulsory parts of the course, for which you will have to make a financial contribution.

Course content

An advanced programme for students wanting a career in any uniformed service. Subjects are designed to provide and develop essential skills and knowledge for public service employment; they include units with a psychological, legal, and fitness background as well as citizenship, teamwork and leadership. Visits, residentials, outdoor pursuits and external speakers are compulsory parts of the course, for which you will have to make a financial contribution.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grade A*-C, BTEC First Diploma, appropriate NVQ Level 2 or Intermediate qualification. All applicants will require a GCSE in English grade A*-C or equivalent. You will have a pre-induction interview/assessment to make sure this is the right level for you.

Assessment

The course is assessed through a varied range of assessment methods. These will include; written assignments, group and individual presentations, role play, practical observation, report writing, poster presentations and oral questioning. The assessments take place throughout the course so you will not have to face any final exams at the end to pass the course. You will be able to monitor your assessments and progress at any stage.

Future opportunities

The Extended Diploma is a vocational qualification which is recognised by many employers in the Public Service Industry and is therefore likely to result in enhanced employment prospects. Alternatively you could progress to a degree programme.

Further information

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma is a vocational qualification which is recognised by employers for the skills it provides in a specific subject area and is accepted by colleges and university as equivalent to 3 A-Levels. Students will also be expected to contribute towards the cost of trips and visits Ð at the moment this is set at £100 per year. In addition, students may need to purchase appropriate equipment for these as well as a course T-shirt.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stoke on Trent College directly.

Last updated date: 09 February 2016
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      Child Care

      Health and Social Care

      Hair, Beauty and Holistic Therapies

      Hospitality and Catering

      Public Services and Army Preparation

      Sports and Sport Science

      Travel and Tourism

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