Vocational Course

Public Services - Uniformed Military BTEC Level 3

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About this course

Are you interested in a career in the British Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force or Royal Marines?

This course is designed to introduce you to the necessary practical skills and knowledge that is 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
  • Participating in formal parades, undertaking drill training and gaining a first aid qualification
  • The opportunity to 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 and Communication and Technology

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 staff with knowledge of the Uniformed Services 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 Armed Forces, civil service and outdoor activities

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 Armed Forces
  • Regular practical assessment