Level 3 Public Services (Uniformed)
Over a two year course you will develop a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge in the areas of law, psychology, teamwork, politics, citizenship and criminology. Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this course progress onto Higher Education or employment in the Public Service industry. The course is designed to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to enter a career within the uniformed Public Services.
- Course Information
You can expect an engaging course, with an industry focus, delivered by staff with recent industry experience. The course is made up of a wide subject base, including the study of Major Incidents, Criminology and Expedition Skills and Law and the Legal System.
The core curriculum will give you an underpinning knowledge in a wide range of relevant and up to date public sector areas that include:
- crime and its effects on society
- health and fitness
Police training, visits to the Houses of Parliament, self defence classes
- Entry Requirements
For our Advanced Vocational courses our entry requirements are a minimum of 5x GCSEs at Grade 4, Maths or English Language or Literature at Grade 4 and Grade 3 in the others.
Some courses and subjects will have additional specific entry requirements or require DBS clearance to undertake placements. Information about this can be found on the Apply Portal, and on your offer letter which you will receive after your interview.
- How will I be assessed?
The course is 80% theory and 20% practical. You will participate in the practical sessions, which may include a residential, in order to fulfil the requirements of the course.
All assessment is via coursework, either in the classroom or during activities in sports facilities or in the outdoors.
- Progression Pathway
A wide range of careers are available to you on completion of the course e.g. uniformed Public Services such as Police, Fire and Rescue, Ambulance, Prison and Armed Forces or Customs and Excise or within the private security industry. Many students also go on to university after successfully completing this course, some examples are:
- Leeds University – Criminology
- Manchester Metropolitan – Law
- Lancaster University – Business
- Liverpool John Moores – Criminology and Psychology
- National Careers Service
For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.