Why Should You Take This Course?
This advanced level programme has been specifically designed as interactive preparation for those interested in pursuing a career within a Public or Emergency Service e.g. Police, Fire, Ambulance Service, the Armed Forces, Prison Service and HM Revenue and Customs.
The BTEC National Award in Uniformed Services is intended to prepare students for entry into the Public Services or Higher Education and enhance career prospects within the Public Services. This is a six unit course which covers the core units Government Policies, Team Leadership, Citizenship and three specialist units.
How will I be assessed?
There are no exams to pass. You will compile a portfolio of your assessments. There will be one written assignment per unit and other assessments will take the form of tutor observations, placement reports, photographic or video evidence, diary entries and group work. Grading is completed as pass, merit or distinction.
Are there any special expenses?
A uniform is needed which students will be expected to wear to all lessons.
What could I do next?
BTEC Diplomas are valued by employers and higher education (universities and colleges). For the uniformed services you could go into a career such as the Police, Fire and Rescue Service, the Armed Forces, Security or Customs and Excise.