This is a one year course for anyone who is interested in a career in one of the Public Services such as Police, Fire, Ambulance (paramedics), Prison Service, HM Customs and Revenue, the UK Border Agency or the Armed Forces. The course involves both practical and classroom based activities. It is equivalent to four GCSEs at A* - C. You will study a variety of topics including The Role and Work of the Public Services, Crime and its Effects on Society and Individuals, Land Navigation by map and Compass and Sport and Recreation.
This is a challenging course which will require you to take on responsibility for your own learning and skills development including personal fitness. You will need to be well organised and be able to demonstrate that you have a responsible attitude to dealing with a variety of practical situations.
In many public services situations, teamwork is an important part of the job and so you need to enjoy working in a group. Some aspects of the course will involve visiting Public Services organisations and participating in off-site activities where you will be ambassadors for the College. Students studying on similar courses over the past few years have appreciated the different relationships they have with the teachers at College and the amount of individual support they get. Probably the most important challenge for students is learning how to take more responsibility for organising their own time so that they balance college work, part-time jobs and other commitments.
In Public Services you will learn 9 modules:
- The Role and Work of thePublic Service
- Working Skills in the Public Service Sector
- Citizenship, Society and the Public Services
- Crime and its Effects on Society and Individuals
- Adventurous Activities in the Public Services
- Sport and Recreation in the Public Services
- Land Navigation by Map and Compass
- Employability Skills in the Public Services
- Security Procedures in the Public Services