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Overview

Title: Public Services

Pathway: Protective Services

Available Study Options:
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Study Option

There are currently no other study options available for this course.

What will I study?

Public Services - Level 1 Full Time (1 year)

Entry requirements - 3 x GCSE at grades E/2-3 (including English and maths)

The course provides a broad outlook on:

  • Team building
  • Being organized
  • Progression plans
  • Working as a volunteer
  • Improving fitness levels. 
  • Discipline
  • Introduction into the Public Services
  • Guaranteed Public Service work experience
  • Public Services uniform is to be worn while on campus – details will be provided on enrolment
  • Fitness must be of a required standard and will be continuously

Public Services - Level 2 Full Time (1 Year)

Entry requirements - 4 x GCSE grade D/3 (including English and Math's)

The course provides a broad outlook on:

  • Employment in the Public Services
  • Volunteering in the Public Services
  • Community and cultural awareness
  • Improving fitness levels and taking part in baseline fitness tests.
  • The role and work of the public services
  • Guaranteed Public Service work experience
  • Public Services uniform is to be worn while on campus – details will be provided on enrolment
  • Fitness must be of a required standard and will be continuously

Public Services - Level 3 Full Time (2 Years)

Entry requirements - 4 x GCSE grades A-C/ 4-9 ( including English and maths)

The course provides a broad outlook on:

  • Teamwork, leadership and communication
  • Outdoor adventurous activities
  • Security threats in the UPS
  • Discipline and behaviour exam)
  • Citizenship and diversity
  • Health Fitness and Lifestyle
  • Government and the UPS (exam)
  • Outdoor Adventurous Activities
  • Guaranteed Public Service work experience
  • Global affairs
  • Professional development and interview techniques
  • Fitness programming and lifestyle factors
  • Public Services uniform is to be worn while on campus – details will be provided on enrolment
  • Fitness must be of a required standard and will be continuously

How will I be assessed?

Level 1

  • Written

  • Use of IT

  • Practical demonstration

  • Interviews

  • Presentations

Level 2

  • Examination

  • Practical units

  • Written assessments

  • Interviews

  • Presentations

  • IT assessments

Level 3

  • Course work

  • Presentations

  • Report writing

  • Practical demonstrations

  • IT assessments

  • Interviews

What will this lead to?

This is a course for people who are interested in one of the Public Service careers. The course particularly focuses on getting you physically and mentally prepared for entry into the Police, Fire Service, Prison, volunteering and the Armed Forces. The course will suit anyone of a practical nature who wants a vocational alternative and is interested in public services, fitness and practical skills.

Please note that for the Ambulance Service we would recommend enrolling on Health and Social L3 as you will need this qualification to be accepted onto initial training within the Ambulance Service.

Entry requirements

Entry Level Courses : 
Skills for Life & Work 
No formal qualifications are required for this course, although evidence of personal progression from previous education establishments would be beneficial.  
These courses are specifically designed for learners with a special educational need (SEND). 

Skills & Employability  
English & maths GCSE Grades G-U / 1 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3  

Full Time ESOL
No formal qualification are required for this course, you will recieve an offer of a place subject to passing an assessment;

Full Time GCSE Re-sit Study Course
You will receive an offer of a place on the course subject to passing an assessment. 

Full Time Level 1 Course 
English & Maths GCSE Grades E-G/1- 2 or English & Maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3. 

Full Time Level 2 Course 
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including English and Maths or a vocational qualification Level 1 in the chosen subject, plus GCSE grade D/3 in both English and Maths. 
English & Maths Functional Skills Level 1 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs.  

Full time Level 3 Course
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A-C/4-9 (including English and Maths) or a vocational qualification Level 2 in the chosen subject,
English & Maths Functional Skills Level 2 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs in some subject areas.  

T Level 
Minimum of 4 GCSE passes but English and Maths GCSE must be Grade 4 or above. 
T levels in Science and Healthcare Science will also require a minimum of a grade 4 in a GCSE Science subject.

 

How to apply

You can apply for this programme via the Apply Now button, at the top.

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Cost

If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits. We have a bursary scheme to assist with these costs.

  • If you're aged 19 or over, you may be eligible for funding towards your course fees. It will depend on your personal circumstances and will be discussed at enrolment. You will be asked to bring documentation with you when you are invited to enrol.
  • If you are aged 19 and over and study Maths or English and do not already hold a C grade/4 or higher in the subject that you are studying, you will get the course for free.
  • If you have any queries please contact us on 0161 785 4039 or email admissions@oldham.ac.uk

What happens next?

It is important that you come along and speak to one of our staff about your choice/s.

Once we receive your application, you will be invited in to speak to a tutor or a member of the Apprenticeship team to discuss your application.

This will provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the course/Apprenticeship and to see our facilities.

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