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Qualification name Extended Diploma in Public Services (QCF)
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 4th September 2023
Cost description Price on Enquiry
Attendance pattern Daytime

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

If you're interested in joining one of the uniformed public services, such as the Police Force, Ambulance Service, Fire and Rescue Service, British Army, Royal Navy or Royal Air Force, this Extended Diploma in Public Services will prepare you for the mental and physical demands of life in the services. Course content: The programme consists of a combination of lectures, practical activities, oral presentations, tutorials, individual research and group work. Speakers from other relevant organisations will also visit classes. As part of the course you will be expected to undertake a range of outdoor activities, including visits to various public services, e.g. Army, RAF and the Magistrates Court. You will also take part in expeditions which may involve overnight stays. In addition to general class work, you will be expected to use a range of textbooks for research purposes, as well as the IT facilities in the Learning Resource Centre. You will also have the opportunity to obtain additional qualifications and take part in sport enrichment activities. Year One: Forensic Fire Investigation. Applications of Forensic Psychology. Government, Policies and the Public Services. Citizenship, Diversity and the Public Services. Leadership and Teamwork in the Public Services. Aspects of the Legal System and Law Making Process. Command and Control In the Uniformed Public Services. Fitness Testing and Training for Uniformed Services. Year Two: Traffic Accident Investigation. Global Studies and International Terrorism in the Uniformed Services. Criminal Investigation in Practice. Security Procedures in the Public Services. Responding to Emergency Service Incidents. Current and Media Affairs in the Public Services. Custodial Care. You will also be given the opportunity to obtain Functional Skills qualifications in ICT, English and/or Maths at an appropriate level.

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In addition, you should have a good general standard of health. Most chronic conditions (e.g. asthma, epilepsy) would prevent an individual from successfully applying for many of the Public Services courses.

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Public Services students will also require outdoor activity clothing, such as walking boots and waterproof clothing. Barnsley Sports Academy clothing marked with an asterisk(*) can be purchased from the Sports Centre Reception.

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

Assessment will occur continually throughout the programme. You will have unit assignments to complete and will be assessed on your group and individual work. You will also have time-constrained assignments, as well as oral presentations. Each individual unit and the full award are graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction level.

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Name Honeywell Sports Centre
Address Honeywell Lane
Barnsley
South Yorkshire
S75 1BP
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Email apprenticeships@barnsley.ac.uk
Phone 01226 216 166
Website http://www.barnsley.ac.uk/our-departments/apprenticeships/
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