How long is the course?
BTEC 90 Credit Diploma in the Uniformed Public Services is 1 year in duration and when achieved is equivalent to 1.5 A levels.
The BTEC 90 Credit Diploma is run over one academic year from September to July. Successful completion of the BTEC 90 Credit Diploma allows progression onto the BTEC Extended Diploma in the Uniformed Public Services.
How will I learn?
The course will involve a strong practical element with supporting classroom based sessions to raise awareness of the theoretical underpinning. Through a wide variety of individual and group tasks you will develop a range of key employability skills and personal attributes. There will also be regular opportunities to gain work based experience working with the different uniformed public services.
What subjects will I study?
The course is delivered through practical activities, visits, workshops and classroom teaching. Units studied will include:
• Unit 1 Government Policies and the Public Services
• Unit 2 Leadership and Teamwork in the Public Services
• Unit 3 Citizenship and Diversity
• Unit 5 Physical preparation health and lifestyle
• Unit 6 Fitness testing and training for the uniformed public services.
• Unit 14 Responding to emergency service incidents.
• Unit 16 Career Planning for the uniformed public services
• Unit 17 Police Powers
• Unit 35 Land Navigation
Every full-time course will include a real experience of work.
Maths and English form part of this course and will be assessed at the relevant levels.
How will I be assessed?
There are two main forms of assessment that you need to be aware of: internal and synoptic.
All units in the sector are internally assessed. This means that your tutor will set and assess the assignments that provide the final summative assessment of each unit.
Synoptic assessment requires learners to demonstrate that they can identify and use effectively, in an integrated way, an appropriate selection of skills, techniques, concepts, theories and knowledge from across the whole sector as relevant to a key task.
Are there any additional costs?
A requirement for the programme is to undertake relevant work based experiences with involvement from the different uniformed public services. This may result in costs for activities such as residential trips, enrichment activities and transport to venues.
Due to the practical nature of the course and particularly the use of practical assessments, a Furness College Polo T-shirt will need to be purchased and appropriate sports kit (short, tracksuit pants and trainers) will also be required.
What are the entry requirements?
Five GCSEs at grade C or above, grades 4/5 or above (including maths and English) or other equivalent qualifications and an interest in a career in the uniformed public services. You will be expected to attend an interview.
Can I get more information?
For more information please contact us:
T: 01229 825017
What opportunities will this lead to?
This programme can lead to progression to further studies to gain the Level 3 Extended Diploma in the Uniformed Public Services and into a wide range of careers within the uniformed public services.
• Royal Navy
• Royal Air Force
• British Army
• Fire Service
• HM Prison Service
• Ambulance Service