Vocational Course

Public Services Level 2

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About this course

Are you interested in a career in the Army, Police, Royal Navy, Prison Service, Fire Service, Border Force or Royal Air Force?

This one-year course is designed to equip you with the skills that are required for your chosen public service.

It also provides a platform to develop life skills and knowledge which can be applied to other career paths.

What will I learn?

Key features of the course include:

  • Wearing Public Service themed uniform each day in College
  • Taking part in formal parades, undertaking drill training and gaining a first aid qualification
  • Obstacle course training and assessed expeditions, including overnight camping, as part of the course
  • A wide range of topics including fitness, outdoor and planning your own career path
  • Work experience opportunities throughout the course

How will I be assessed?

The course is based upon the successful submission of coursework, which can be through a variety of assessment methods such as observations, essays, discussions and presentations.

There are also two externally assessed units which involve an exam.

What do I need?

You will need to achieve at least 4 GCSEs at Grade D/3 or above with Grade 3 in English and Maths.

Where can it take me?

  • College - Level 3 vocational course, including Uniformed Public Services, Sport or Outdoor Adventure
Customs Officer
Emergency Services Administrator
Civil Servant
Member of the Armed Services

Additional Information

  • FREE residential trips as part of the assessment process with activities typically including camping, walking expeditions, rock climbing, canoeing and kayaking
  • Use of College facilities such as the fitness suite, sports hall, all-weather pitch, outdoor gym and on-site obstacle course
  • Visits from members of the uniformed and non-uniformed public services, including the Armed Forces, Civil Service and the Police Service
  • Regular practical assessment