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This course is designed to prepare students for a wide range of careers within the Uniformed Public Services or for progression on to higher education. Core units include Government Policies, Team Leadership & Development, Citizenship & Diversity. Students will also study Crime & Its Effects and practical units including Physical Fitness and Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise. Within the practical elements of the course students will participate in different kinds of fitness training, take part in a number of team building activities and participate in Royal Marines fitness sessions.
The course is taken as a one year course, either leading to a Certificate (one AS Level equivalent) or as a Subsidiary Diploma (one A Level equivalent).
What goes well with this course?
- Health & Social Care
- Government & Politics
A qualification in Public Services provides a firm foundation for a career path in this area and can help to set you apart from other applicants. The course also provides students with the transferrable skills that are needed to work in many different areas, eg Team Work and Self Discipline. Many students progress on to university degree courses in Public Services (such as Policing or Criminology) and others go direct into employment within the Public Services.
The course covers a wide range of topics including:
- Government Policies
- Citizenship & Diversity
- Health & Fitness
- Land Navigation
Course Specific Trips, Visits & Experiences
The College runs a number of educational experiences each year to enable students to contextualise their learning. These experiences include trips, visiting speakers and residentials.
Students will get physically involved in a wide range of activities that involve team work such as army assault courses and the field gun challenge.
They will also have the chance to engage with Public Services personnel through a variety of external trips and visits including a residential.
This course is assessed purely through coursework (100%). Some coursework tasks might involve writing reports, individual or group presentations or practical tasks. Students will complete 30 or 60 credits worth of coursework during the duration of the Certificate or Subsidiary Diploma.
The exam board for this course is Pearson BTEC.
4 grades A* - C at GCSE plus English minimum Grade 3 and Maths minimum Grade 2 or equivalent qualifications (a Merit or higher at BTEC Level 2 is accepted as part of the 4 A* - C GCSEs).
Students will enjoy this course if they like to:
- Complete coursework
- Participate in practical tasks to enhance learning
- Participate in physical activities and enjoy the outdoor environment
- Complete independent research
Students should have a keen interest in working within the Public Services and enjoy communicating through speaking and working independently as well as part of a team.
How to Apply
Applications for entry September 2017
The application form for the academic year 2017-2018 is available to download here.
Students should return their completed forms directly to Coulsdon College, NOT their schools. All applications will be considered according to the College's Admissions Policy Admissions Policy.
Please see the Admissions timetable for information about the College’s enrolment process.
Download Course Leaflet
Download the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma/Certificate in Public Services information leaflet.