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Public Services Diploma Level 2

Practical Vs Theory

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Course overview

Devel­op the skills, knowl­edge and under­stand­ing required for a career in the Uni­formed Pub­lic Ser­vices such as the Police, Army, Roy­al Air Force or Roy­al Navy. You will be stretched and chal­lenged to pre­pare you for the robust recruit­ment stages with­in the services. 

You will explore units such as: pub­lic ser­vice skills, crime and the effects on soci­ety, and health and fit­ness for entry to the pub­lic ser­vices. You will also take part in mul­ti-day expe­di­tions, work expe­ri­ence and vol­un­teer­ing units with the oppor­tu­ni­ty to take part in com­mu­ni­ty projects to enhance your CV.

 

What Does The Pro­gramme Include

You will devel­op skills across the course to pre­pare you for Pub­lic Ser­vice employ­ment. This will be through tutor led pre­sen­ta­tions, team tasks and chal­lenges, stu­dent led activ­i­ties, giv­ing pre­sen­ta­tions, mon­i­tor­ing per­son­al health and fit­ness lev­els and oth­er forms of skill devel­op­ment. You will also have sev­er­al guest speak­ers in from the ser­vices who will deliv­er pre­sen­ta­tions and ses­sions and be avail­able for Q and A.

Entry Require­ments

4 GCSEs at grades 3/D or above, includ­ing Eng­lish and maths. 

If you don’t achieve the grades you need in Eng­lish and maths, you will study through­out the aca­d­e­m­ic year and resit the exams in May/​June which you will be helped to pre­pare for.

Wor­ried about your grades?

What­ev­er your results, we want to assure you that exten­u­at­ing cir­cum­stances will be con­sid­ered should you not have the grades indi­cat­ed above. 

We will review each appli­ca­tion on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suit­able for you.

One of the ways we do this is through a very effec­tive 6 weeks to suc­cess pro­gramme’ that oper­ates from the first day you start your course. This includes sup­port such as (but not lim­it­ed to):

  • Allow­ing you to change cours­es if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks
  • Mov­ing you between course lev­els if you are find­ing your cur­rent lev­el too easy / too hard
  • Incor­po­rat­ing Eng­lish and maths GCSE resits in to your timetable if you don’t meet the grades you need
  • One-to-one reviews with your aca­d­e­m­ic tutor to ensure you are pro­gress­ing and achiev­ing well

Our course enquiries and admis­sions team are avail­able remote­ly through­out this unprece­dent­ed peri­od. They can be con­tact­ed at enquiries@​stamford.​ac.​uk should you have any fur­ther questions.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

You will be assessed through writ­ten assign­ments, pre­sen­ta­tions and prac­ti­cal activities.

Addi­tion­al Information

You will be required to be in uni­form through­out your days in col­lege in both the­o­ry and prac­ti­cal ses­sions. This will be at a cost of £120 for a basic pack­age with the oppor­tu­ni­ty to pur­chase oth­er items if you desire. Course fees will be £100 for the year. This will cov­er adven­tur­ous activ­i­ties and an expe­di­tion trips out­side of col­lege You will also require a pair of sports train­ers (no fash­ion flat soled footwear). You will be required to attend each les­son with a fold­er, dividers, plas­tic wal­lets and sta­tion­ary. More infor­ma­tion and details will be giv­en at interview.

Poten­tial Future Career

Progress to the Pub­lic Ser­vices Lev­el 3 or an Armed Forces Appren­tice­ship, or enter employment.

Course Con­tent

You will study the fol­low­ing units:

Core Units:

  • Pub­lic Ser­vice Skills
  • Employ­ment in the Uni­formed Pub­lic Services
  • Career Plan­ning for entry into the Uni­formed Pub­lic Services

Option­al Units (a selec­tion of 3 will be delivered):

  • Improv­ing Health and Fit­ness for entry to the Uni­formed Pub­lic Services
  • Cit­i­zen­ship, The Indi­vid­ual and Society
  • Health and Safe­ty in the Pub­lic Ser­vice Workplace
  • Adven­tur­ous Activ­i­ties and Team­work for the Pub­lic Services
  • Sport and Recre­ation in the Pub­lic Services
  • Land Nav­i­ga­tion by Map and Compass
  • Law and its Impact on the Indi­vid­ual in Pub­lic Services
  • Crime and its Effects on Society
  • Com­mu­ni­ty and Cul­tur­al Awareness
  • Dri­ving and the Pub­lic Services
  • Expe­di­tion Skills in Pub­lic Services
  • Fun­da­men­tals of Nau­ti­cal Studies
  • Attend­ing Emer­gency Inci­dents in Pub­lic Services
  • Secu­ri­ty Pro­ce­dures in the Pub­lic Services
  • Research in Pub­lic Services
  • Vol­un­teer­ing in Pub­lic Services
  • ICT and the Pub­lic Services

 

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My course fast tracked my dream career as a Police Offi­cer. I work as a Police Spe­cial in my spare time, and I’ve been accept­ed on a BSc (Hons) Crime and Inves­tiga­tive Degree!

Aimee Hatcher

 

 

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