Vocational Course

Public Services - Uniformed Emergency BTEC Level 3

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About this course

Are you interested in a career in the police service, fire service, ambulance service or prison service?

This course is designed to introduce you to the necessary practical skills and knowledge that are required for a successful career in a uniformed public service.

If a career in the services is not for you, or if you are unsure of what to do next, this course provides a solid platform of valuable life skills and knowledge which can be applied to many career paths.

What will I learn?

Key features of the course include:

  • Wearing Public Service uniform each day in College
  • Take part in formal parades, undertaking drill training and gaining a first aid qualification
  • You will also take part in obstacle course training and assessed expeditions, including overnight camping, as part of the course
  • A wide range of units including Leadership and Teamwork, Discipline, Fitness Testing and Training, Crime and Its Effects and Responding to Emergency Service Incidents

How will I be assessed?

  • No exams
  • Theory based but includes regular practical assessment opportunities involving teamwork, leadership, peer assessment, outdoor activities and many more.
  • This is combined with a mixture of presentations, reports, group discussions, timed assessments and other written and in-class assessment
  • Experienced and supportive staff will guide you through practical and theory based units to achieve your goals

What do I need?

General Requirements

  • 5 GCSEs at Grade A*-C including English and Maths at grade 4 (grade C)

In certain circumstances we will accept variations to this entry guide and create a personalised programme.

Where can it take me?

  • Halesowen College - Public Services HND or a range of HNC/D, Foundation Degrees and professional qualifications
  • University - to relevant degree courses
  • Careers - in the emergency services, local government, health service, social services, probation service, civil service and many more!

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 facilities such as fitness suite, sports hall, all weather pitch, outdoor gym, on-site obstacle course
  • Visits from members of uniformed services, including the Emergency Services
  • Regular practical assessment