Course Duration
1 to 2 years
Location
Cauldon Campus
Course Cost
£ 2550.00
Do I have to pay this fee? These courses receive government funding, and some learners will be eligible for FREE tuition if they meet specific criteria. Some L code courses at Level 3 to 6 may also have an Advanced Learning Loan available for learners aged 19 and over.
Course Code
FL1098
Start Date
07/09/2022
Start Time
-
Day
Mon - Fri

Course Summary

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.

Course Requirements

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.

How Is It Assessed

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.

How Is It Taught

The course is delivered through a wide range of teaching and learning styles. Students will use the latest IT facilities to investigate aspects of the subject area, promoting research and independent leaning skills, which will be supported and put into use in real life situations both inside and outside of the college environment. An extensive range of employers from the industry area will be involved in the support and delivery of the subject material. Student involvement is encouraged at all times to help your learning and understanding.

What Could I do Next

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.

What Else Do I Need To Know

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. In addition, students may need to purchase appropriate equipment for these as well as a course T-shirt. Please note: It takes 2 years to complete this full Level 3 qualification. Progression to the second year of the course is subject to successful achievement of the first year of the course.

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.

How Is It Assessed

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.

How Is It Taught

The course is delivered through a wide range of teaching and learning styles. Students will use the latest IT facilities to investigate aspects of the subject area, promoting research and independent leaning skills, which will be supported and put into use in real life situations both inside and outside of the college environment. An extensive range of employers from the industry area will be involved in the support and delivery of the subject material. Student involvement is encouraged at all times to help your learning and understanding.

What Could I do Next

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.

What Else Do I Need To Know

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. In addition, students may need to purchase appropriate equipment for these as well as a course T-shirt. Please note: It takes 2 years to complete this full Level 3 qualification. Progression to the second year of the course is subject to successful achievement of the first year of the course.

Related Careers

Career

Publicans and Managers of Licensed Premises

Publicans and managers of licensed premises organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources of public houses (non-residential and residential) and bar and catering facilities at non-residential clubs.

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Public Relations Professionals

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Public Services Associate Professionals

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Social Services Managers and Directors

Social services managers and directors plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the resources necessary to protect the welfare of certain groups within local authorities including children and young people, families under stress, people with disabilities, elderly people and people needing help as a result of illness.

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Health Services and Public Health Managers and Directors

Managers and directors in this unit group plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the resources and activities of health care providers and purchasers at both district and unit levels.

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Public Services Associate Professionals

Public services associate professionals supervise, manage and undertake general administrative work in national and local government departments, organise the activities of local offices of national government departments, and promote the image and understanding of an organisation and its products and services to consumers and other specified audiences.