Level 3 BTEC National 90 Credit Diploma in Public Services

1. Qualification details

Qualification name 90-credit Diploma in Public Services (QCF)
Qualification level Level 3
Awarding organisation Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)
Course type Full time
Course start date 07 September 2020
Price £1,595.00
Additional price description Free to those aged 16-18, higher fees apply to those not eligible for ESFA funding or those who are required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan- please enquire for further information.
Funding information Advanced Learner Loans available
Attendance pattern Daytime/working hours
Support facilities Our £39million Baltic Campus is based at the centre of the Baltic Business Quarter on Gateshead Quays, which will be home to major employers, hotels and restaurants, and the cultural hot spots of Newcastle city centre. The campus boasts a fantastic range of facilities including: Baltic Salon and Spa Gym and aerobics studio 200 seat performance theatre Spacious well equipped Learning Resource Centre Sound proofed music rehearsal and recording studios State-of-the-art classrooms with integrated IT Refectory, bistro, training kitchens and restaurant Specialist art and design studios ICT Suite Shop Japanese garden

2. Course description

This course has been designed to help you gain the skills, knowledge and experience needed to work in the public uniformed services including the armed forces, police, fire or paramedics, or in a local or national government. It's also valuable for those aiming for a career in social work, probation service and the youth community services. What will I study? Throughout this qualification you will develop the knowledge, understanding and skills you need for successful employment in public services at officer or operative level. Units studied usually include: -Government, Policies and the Public Services -Leadership and Teamwork -Citizenship -Crime and Custodial Care -Psychology -Fitness Testing -Team Sports You'll also get involved in project work, sport and fitness development and team activities. You'll be assessed through a series of assignments and activities, with no formal exam. Work Experience: We have very strong links with public services in the region, enabling us to offer you valuable first hand experienceand practical activites. These have included: - A residential trip with the Army -Personal Development days with the Army, Navy and RAF -Insight and adventure day with the Royal Marines -Role playing with the Police during a major incident scenario exercise -Visits to the Prisons -Insight days with the Fire and Rescue Services -Plus many other trips and guest speakers. What can I do after the course? You can either apply for work in the Uniformed Services or for a University course. The 2 full years of this programme is equivalent to 3 A Levels. Uniform: Throughout the course you will need to wear Gateshead College polo shirt and hooded sweatshirt, which you can buy at your induction.

3. Entry requirements

Qualifications Needed: 5 Grade C (4) or above at GCSE, including English. Mature candidates with a different entry profile will be considered depending on interview- please contact the college. Required Experience: We welcome all applicants without any prior experience or knowledge in this area. You will need motivation to achieve and have a passion to gain skills enabling you to progress this as a career in the future.

4. Equipment required

No equipment required

5. Assessment method

Not available

6. Venue

Address Quarryfield Road
Baltic Business Quarter
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Phone 01914900300

7. Other dates and venues

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