• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Tutors and
    Support

Course Overview

This course will teach you the necessary skills and knowledge for employment within the public service sector, as well as English and maths and other essential interpersonal skills and qualities essential to become successful in within the broad sector

There are NO EXAMS on this Level 3 Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services

You will use our on-site facilities during your course, such as; Sports Hall, Fitness Suite, Activity Studio and Grass Pitches. Your specialist tutors and qualified mini bus drivers will transport you offsite to take part in a range of water based and outdoor adventurous. When your lessons are over you can unwind in our Student Common Room with access to pool, table tennis and gaming consoles.

Whilst studying you can participate in enrichment programmes such as; fitness classes, rugby, football and taekwondo. We won’t stop here either, whatever activity you would like to do – if there are the numbers to join in the possibilities are endless!

Don’t forget the variety of trips we offer as part of your learning; BMX Centre Manchester, Institute for Sport Sheffield, Gravity Trampoline Park and Skiing in France (Xscape before to up your skills).

When you have completed this course you will receive a recognised qualifications – NCFE Level 3 Diploma for Entry in the Uniformed Services.

Level
Level 3
Duration
1 year full-time
Awarding Body
NCFE
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

The course consists of 8 units:

  • Prepare for Employment in the Uniformed Services
  • Develop Physical Fitness
  • Develop Leadership Skills
  • Sports Injuries Understand Conflict Management and Personal Protection
  • Participate in Uniformed Service Routines
  • Sports Coaching
  • Planning and Leading Outdoor Activities
  • Explore the Use of Telecommunications in the Uniformed Services

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

  • 5 GCSE A*-C including English
  • A BTEC level 2 qualification in Public Services or a related discipline – a minimum of 4 merits, and Functional Skills English
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English and attend an interview

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Jordan Pickering

Jordan Pickering

Curriculum Lead in Sports and Public Services

Jordan has been a member of the Sports and Public Services team since April 2010. Prior to this Jordan worked at Sheffield Wednesday Football Club as the Programme Development Manager, providing education to the academy players and for the community programme.

Jordan has 15 years coaching experience and spent a year working on the West Coast of America as a soccer coach for both boys and girls sides over a number of age groups. Over the past sixteen years Jordan has played football for local and regional football teams. The highest standard was Semi Professional for a number of local teams that play in Northern Eastern Counties League.

Jordan has also worked in the health and fitness industry as a Duty Manager at a local leisure centre and a personal trainer and has been qualified for over 12 years. Jordan specialises in Inclusive Fitness.

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Kevin Neary

Kevin Neary

Public Services Lecturer

I have been a lecturer in the FE Sector for 9 years and my experience extends from 24yrs in the Armed Forces, Royal Logistics Corps (RLC) (Pioneer Regiment) as a Senior Military Instructor and Platoon Sergeant /Commander.

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Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

Student Comment

While being on the Public Services course I have successfully gained a job working for Go Outdoors, which runs great alongside my student life.

Being on the Public Services course provides opportunities such as a skiing trip to Italy. Having achieved level 2 with good grades, I decided to come back for level 3 in the hope of giving myself a better chance of achieving my desired career as a firefighter, which I hope to do at the end of the course having gained a large enough advantage over all my competition at chasing the career of my dreams. By studying at level 3, I will be able to progress to study level 4 at university if I desire so, opening doors for me to decide my future direction.

Kallum Silcox Public Services
 

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You'll need to have:

  • 5 GCSE A*-C including English
  • A BTEC level 2 qualification in Public Services or a related discipline – a minimum of 4 merits, and Functional Skills English
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English and attend an interview

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


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