Level 3 Extended Diploma in Uniformed Services
|Mode of study||Vocational Full-time|
|Campus||London Road Campus|
|Start date||4 September 2023|
|Course code||FLR3PUE (2325)|
Who is it for?
The Public Uniformed Services provide a very wide range of career opportunities in the UK. Public Services are popular career choices and so now are selective of the candidates they recruit, especially for those wanting to train as officers, and sometimes request University level qualifications. This Course will suit school leavers with ambitions to join a wide range of services and also offer a stepping stone to progression to a range of University courses eg: Criminology, Psychology, Policing and Sport.
For the Level 3 Extended Diploma (3 A Level equivalent), you will need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4-9 including English. You must be fully committed, reliable, and punctual and have strong work ethics for this challenging course. You will also be expected to work alongside a wide range of individuals and share ideas and support peers inside and outside the classroom.
For the Level 3 Diploma (2 A Level equivalent) you will need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 9 - 4 or a Level 2 Diploma qualification at a Merit / Distinction grade. You must be fully committed, reliable, and punctual and have strong work ethics for this challenging course. You will also be expected to work alongside a wide range of individuals and share ideas and support peers inside and outside the classroom.
What does the course involve?
You must be fully committed, reliable and punctual and have a strong work ethic for this challenging course which will develop the practical knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare for a chosen career. This course is designed to suit students who are ambitious, dedicated and career focussed individuals. You’ll develop a variety of personal and academic skills which are important for a career in public uniformed services.
A range of subjects based on the work of the Uniformed Services including:
- Preparing for a Career in the Services
- Leadership and Teamwork
- Equality and Diversity
- Outdoor Activities
- Values and Standards
- Government Policies
- Collaboration of the Services
- Communications and Technology.
How is the course assessed?
A combination of assignments, reports, poster presentations, formal observations, and practical assessments.
After successful completion of the Level 3 course, students have gone on to pursue opportunities in the public forces as well as progress to higher education in various universities around the country to further extend their expertise in this exciting field.
There is a heavy focus on participation, including in physical fitness routines and group activities in the classroom.
The course also includes trips such as overnight work experience with the army, prison service visits, cultural trips linked to the sociological curriculum and various guest speakers.
What do I do next?
You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study such as A Levels via a separate application. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Level 3 Public Uniformed Services
Previous school: Belvidere School
I want to join a service and do a physical career, so this course suited me well. I like how hands-on it is and I really enjoyed the overnight expeditions with the Army. This course helps you decide if you are serious about a future in the Services – I will be joining the Marines next year.
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services
Previous school: Bryn Alyn School
I knew I wanted to be in the Public Uniformed Services, and after workshops by the police on the course I was inspired. I am going to Cardiff University to study Police Sciences after college. You need to be motivated on this course and try your best – but there is lots of support from teachers and progression specialists. The College is great because there are so many opportunities for you here, like enrichment activities.
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