Public Services - Uniformed Emergency BTEC Level 3
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?
- 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!
- 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