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Level 2 Diploma in Public Services at East Sussex College

Course description

This one-year course will give you the knowledge, teamwork and health and fitness skills you need to work in the public services. It provides a great insight into working in the sector to help you make an informed choice about your career.

Course content

During this one-year course you will gain an in-depth knowledge about the role that each of the uniformed public services and emergency services play in helping supporting and protecting us. You will develop the teamwork, behavioural and health and fitness skills you need to part of the public services, and understand crime and how it affects society. Learning will take place in the classroom, the college’s Station Plaza Fitness gym, nearby Horntye Park Sports Complex and Hastings Country Park. Modules during the course will consist of:

  • Role and work of the public services
  • Working skills in the public service sector
  • Health, fitness and lifestyle for the public services
  • Citizenship, society and the public services
  • Crime and its effects of society and individuals
  • Sport and Recreation in the Public Services
  • Land navigation by map and compass
  • Multi-day expedition experience

You will begin the year with an induction camp whereby you will meet all students within the department and start developing the skills required to be a successful UPS student.

There will also be opportunities to represent the college in sports teams and a number of events, where you will represent the college whilst in the public eye.

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of: 4 GCSE's A*- D including English and maths. Equivalent Qualifications may be considered in exceptional circumstances.


You will be assessed through a range of practical and coursework assignments.

Financial information

Enrolment Fee = £140 Uniform - To be purchased as per kit list

Future opportunities

Once you have successfully completed this course you will be in a good position to progress onto our Level 3 Public Service course.

With additional training you will be able to start your career as a Police Officer, join the Army, Navy or RAF, or become a Firefighter.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 06 December 2018
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