If you want to pursue a career in the Uniformed or Emergency services, or have aspirations for higher education studies and potential commissions in the Armed Forces, this course is for you.
|Qualification name||Extended Diploma in Public Services (QCF)|
|Awarding organisation||Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)|
|Course type||Classroom based|
|Course start date||5th September 2023|
|Cost description||If you are aged 19+, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan (contact provider for info). Alternatively, if you have not yet completed a level 3 or above qualification, fees will be paid by the government and the course could be free.|
You will need: * 5 or more GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or higher including English Language and Maths Or: * A relevant Level 2 qualification
The course may also include: * Lectures from various guest speakers * Trips to service establishments * Adventure training * Mock entry assessment days * Sponsored challenges ## Modules & units * Leadership, Physical Preparation and Expedition Skills * Human Behaviour * Citizenship * Diversity in the Public Services * International Perspectives * Data Interpretation * Understanding the Public Sector * Law & the Legal System * Health and Fitness * Nautical Skills * Signals and Communication * Teamwork in the Public Services * Criminology * Dealing with Accidents * Discipline in the Public Services In the second year, you will have the opportunity to apply to take part in a 4 week foreign exchange with our partners in the Netherlands - this is fully funded. Physical training is a mandatory part of the curriculum and is designed to help students successfully participate in a Uniformed Services fitness test. There will also be many opportunities to participate in team activities. Other opportunities (depending on availability) adventure training takes place in Wales and the south of France. Visits to service establishments may include local fire, police, ambulance stations, police firearms, etc. ## Additional costs There are some optional costs for this course for trips and awards. If you are eligible for financial support, we may be able to contribute towards these costs. **Duke of Edingburgh (DofE) award**
Assessment is based on appraisal of performance in the various components. Course work execution, group work contribution and fulfilment of practical assignments. You will be assessed through a combination of theory and practical work. This is a 2-year programme and Extended Diploma courses have 3 achievement points. You will work towards the Subsidiary Diploma qualification in the 1st year and will have the opportunity to work towards the Diploma or the Extended Diploma in the 2nd year.