Public ServicesVocational • Level 3
About the course
The course is designed to give you an overview of all of the Emergency and Military Public Services. You will look at the entry requirements and recruitment strategies, as well as their roles and responsibilities. Also you will have the opportunity to take part in work experience alongside public services personnel. Throughout the course, you will participate in trips, visits and activities that will enhance your knowledge of a public service, in order to make an informed career decision.
Type of LearningSchool Leaver
Study ModeFull Time
Location ByBurnley College
Five GCSEs at grade 5 or above including English Language and Maths OR a relevant Level 2 Diploma with a Merit grade and a GCSE grade 5 in English Language and Maths.
The core modules for the Level 3 Extended Diploma are Government, Policies and the Public Services, which looks at the role and influence of our government on the public services. Leadership and Teamwork looks at different types of leaders and the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of leadership. You will take part in sessions where you can develop teamwork and leadership skills. Citizenship and Diversity is about looking at the different types of people who live in our society and how they can be supported by our public services. You will also look at the roles and responsibilities you hold in society. Understanding Discipline looks at hierarchies and structures in place within our public services, obedience and conformity and the reasons why discipline is important within our public services. The Fitness Testing module looks at the different entry service requirements and whether you would pass the fitness tests for the service you want to join. You will design a fitness training programme to improve your fitness results. Other modules include: Law and Police Powers, Expedition Skills, War Conflict and Terrorism, Crime and Its Effects on Society, Media, Major Incidents, Land Based Activities, Water Based Activities, Behaviour, International Institutions, Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise, Exercise Health and Lifestyle and Volunteering.
Assessment is via coursework, active learning tasks, practical learning tasks, case studies, reports, TV shows, discussions, table top exercises and presentations.
Careers & Progression
Upon successful completion of Year 1, you will progress onto Year 2 of the study programme. Upon successful completion of Year 2, you could progress to University, study an Intermediate or Advanced Apprenticeship Programme or apply to enter a Public Service.
Advice and guidance on appropriate kit and excursion costs will be provided at enrolment.
Extra curricular activities
You will take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme, Land Based and Water Based Activities, Expedition Skills and a National Citizen Service qualification. Trips can include but are not exclusive to the Imperial War Museum, Houses of Parliament, Royal Courts of Justice, Supreme Court, Local Courts, Army Residential, Navy/ Marines Residential, Fire and Rescue Service visit, Prison Me No Way, Canoeing, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Climbing, Chill Factore, Sailing, Hill and Mountain Walking.