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Public Services First Diploma

Entry Requirements:
A range of D-E grades. Students who do not have English and Maths at grade C/4 or above will be required to take a qualification in these alongside.

Why Should You Take This Course?
If you are keen to join one of the Armed Forces or the Emergency Services, this course is for you. It will help develop your personal organisation, discipline and physical fitness.

Course content
The BTEC First in Uniformed Services is intended to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills required for successful employment in Uniformed Service at an operational level, or for progressing to advanced study.
The six units of study cover the role of Uniformed Services and Careers within the Armed Forces, Emergency and Security Services, HM Customs and Excise, and Community Service organisations, and the skills required to perform the roles.
Units include:
- Crime
- Role and Work of the Public Services
- Employment
- Adventurous Activities
- Citizenship Working Skills
There will be sporting outdoor activities and opportunities. You will gain an overall qualification grade of Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*.
How will I be assessed?
There will be one written assignment per unit and other assessments for practical and
class-based activities. There will be two externally assessed exams. These will take the form of tutor observations, photographic, audio and video evidence. You will compile a portfolio of these assessments.
Are there any special expenses?
There is a uniform which students will be expected to wear for all lessons. Some activities with armed services are subsidised, but there will be additional costs for some off-site sporting and outdoor activities.
What could I do next?
Progress to advanced programme of study e.g. Edexcel Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Uniformed Services (merit or distinction preferred). You could also enter an armed service at operational level or other community based service.


How to apply for this course

2017-2018 ENTRY: Apply for this course by completing an online form
2017-2018 ENTRY: Download an Application Form to fill in and post