The Extended Diploma is designed to give you with the skills, knowledge and understanding of a wide range of occupational roles undertaken in the Public Services (uniformed) e.g. Police, Military, Fire Service, Health Service and HM Customs. The study programme consists of a combination of classroom based taught lessons, visiting speakers from Public Services and practical and physical activities. Units include Communication, Planning and Responding to Emergencies, Understanding Discipline, Instructing Physical Activity and the Impact of Media on Public Services. Students will undertake a residential as part of the Outdoor and Adventurous activities unit and will also complete at least 30 hours of voluntary work to complete a Volunteering unit.
The qualification prepares you for employment in the Public Services, develops team skills, leadership skills and a wide range of employability skills relevant for a broad range of sectors in the world of work.
The vocational context of the qualification allows for assessment, written and practical assignments, to be directly linked to realistic work-based scenarios and to form links with local Public Service providers.
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Successful completion of a suitable 90 Credit Diploma in Public Services and GCSE English Language at C or above.
This study programme teaches you the skills required for civilian and public service work both in and out of the classroom. Enhance your job prospects by gaining real life experience, taking part in voluntary work. You will learn from a number of speakers and contacts within the public services, who will help teach you the skills that are required for the next generation of leaders in the workplace.
Students who complete this course may progress on to Higher Education (with significant UCAS points).
77% of students completing the course progressed to employment, including within the public services, the remainder progressed to further training.
No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2016
For all students aged 19+ fees are £2432. Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learner Loans can be found at www.suffolk.ac.uk/courses/tuition-fees
£150 for trips and £10 for uniform