Course details

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Qualification name Diploma in Public Services
Qualification level 2
Awarding organisation Gateway Qualifications Limited
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 1st September 2022
Cost description please enquire
Attendance pattern Daytime

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

The College welcomes applications from mature students who do not satisfy the above entry requirements provided they can demonstrate, by virtue of other studies and/or experience that they are capable of coping with and benefiting from the course. A career in the Uniformed/Public Services is very satisfying for those who enjoy working with people. This one year course will provide a realistic introduction to work in any of the Uniformed Services including Fire, Police, Ambulance, Prison, Customs and Excise, Armed Forces and Coast Guard. You will find the course stimulating and varied as it combines classroom-based study with outdoor activity and group work. The different course units are aimed at developing the skills and qualities necessary to handle demanding but very rewarding jobs.

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full-time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied.

View the key features of this course.

All students take 7 mandatory units: Investigate employment in the uniformed services Physical fitness for the uniformed services Develop team working and problem solving skills Health and Safety in the uniformed services Health and hygiene in the uniformed services Follow uniformed service routine Exploring equality and diversity for the uniformed services And 2 specialist units: Carry out map reading and navigation Explore volunteering and volunteering opportunities

Understand how the course will be delivered.

Your learning, supported by an experienced team, will consist of a balanced programme of lectures and practical “hands on” activities. You will undertake work-based assignments, research projects and case-studies based on real events. Some course work will involve observation of the Public Services at work and some will take place in both the local community and the countryside. Representatives from various Public Service organisations will make valuable contributions throughout the course.

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

Each unit of study is assessed by unit assignments which test knowledge, skills and understanding.

This course will prepare you for entry into the Armed Forces as well as the Prison, Fire, Police and Ambulance services. Learners who achieve an appropriate grade on the NCFE Diploma for Entry to Uniformed Services : Level 2 can progress onto Public Services Level 3 course.

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Name The Isle Of Wight College - Newport
Address The Isle Of Wight College
Medina Way
Isle Of Wight
PO30 5TA
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