The course is designed for those interested in careers in the uniformed protective services including the Police, Ambulance Service, Fire Service, and the Armed forces and will develop your skills, discipline and knowledge for a career within the public service sector.
|Qualification name||Extended Diploma in Public Services (QCF)|
|Awarding organisation||Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)|
|Course type||Classroom based|
|Course start date||1st September 2022|
Students will be expected to have five GCSEs at grade 9-4, or a Merit in a relevant vocational Level 2 Diploma (or equivalent). In addition, students will be expected to have GCSE grade 4 in English Language and a minimum of grade 3 in Mathematics.
This two year course consists of a wide variety of units including: Behaviour and Discipline, Global Affairs, Physical Preparation, Health and Wellbeing, Teamwork and Leadership, Planning for and Responding to Emergency Incidents and Police Powers and the Law. You will develop a responsible and co-operative approach to working on your own and as part of a group, developing skills such as team work and communication alongside your academic skills. The course uses practical activities, presentations and involvement with local public services wherever possible to enhance the learning experience. The Policing Academy Do you want to be a Police Officer? The Policing Academy is a 10 week programme designed to inspire, challenge and support students interested in joining the Police. It allows students to gain a practical understanding of the application process, initial training and life in the force and is delivered by experienced former Greater Manchester Police officers. Topics covered develop your knowledge and understanding in a range of areas including: caution, arrest, burglary, theft, drugs and public order, as well as give you information and tips on the application process. Students will also take part in skill development exercises, gain an insight into the life of a new recruit and undertake the Police entry tests. Interested students will be selected at the end of their first year via an application and interview process.
The course has two units assessed externally and 11 units are continually assessed through written assignments, projects, consultations, presentations and case studies.
Students progress to careers in many of the uniformed public services as well as to further education, studying for degrees in related subjects such as Criminology and Policing.