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    About the course

    Working in the uniformed public services can be a very rewarding experience, be it on the front line of the armed forces or helping the public as a Police Community Support Officer. On this course you will learn about the skills and qualities needed to be an effective member of the services and the types of work that you would participate in. The course is mostly academic, however throughout the course you will also complete a number of practical units which will challenge and develop both your fitness and outdoor activity skills.

    Entry requirements

    4 GCSEs – 2 at grade 3 and 2 at grade 2

    How much does it cost?

    £200 for educational visits and practical uniform, which must be paid in full at the beginning of the course.

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    Why study?

    This course will give you an introduction to the uniformed public services, including the skills needed to work within them. You will participate in a wide range of additional activities including team building activities, outdoor and adventurous activities, educational visits and will also be invited to talks by guest speakers from the public services.

    Educational visits

    Trip to Parliament
    Visit to the Supreme Court
    Visit to magistrate's court in Chelmsford
    Opportunity to visit a Police Station and explore the custody and detention areas
    Residential trip to Wales
    Trip to Police and Crime Museum in London

    Guest speakers

    Deputy Police Commissioner for Essex
    Royal Marines
    British Army
    Metropolitan Police

    Where will this course take me?

    You can progress to the Level 3 (Extended) Diploma in Public Services. You will also be prepared for employment in the following areas: Police, Fire and Rescue Services, Ambulance Service, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force or Army.

    Possible careers

    Any of the Armed Forces
    Police Officer
    Prison Officer
    Social Worker

    Core modules

    • Public Service Skills
    • Career Planning for the public services
    • Improving Health & Fitness
    • Crime and its Effects on Society
    • Sport and Recreation in the Public Services
    • Expedition Skills in Public Services

    How will I be assessed?

    Practical assessments and coursework

    Will I have to provide anything?

    Two black pens, pencils, memory stick, notebook, two A4 ring binders, a working (home) E-mail address and practical clothing. £200 for educational visits and practical uniform, which must be paid in full at the beginning of the course.

    I'm interested. What should I do now?

    Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
    Ask Us a question about this course

    Funding Your Course

    If you're aged 19 or over and you want to study A Levels, an Access to Higher Education Diploma, or a Level 3 to 6 Vocational Qualification, you could be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.