Entry to the Uniformed Services (NCFE LEVEL 2 Diploma)

Entry to the Uniformed Services (NCFE LEVEL 2 Diploma)

Subject Area: Public Services


Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2020
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: 143869
  • Entry Requirements

    3 GCSEs at grade 3(D) including English and/or maths,


    Level 1 qualification with English and/or maths at level 1.

    Course Overview

    This course is based at our Ipswich campus.

    The study programme is designed to provide you with the basic skills, knowledge, and understanding required for entry into the Public Services (uniformed) e.g. Police, Military, Fire Service, Health Service, and HM Customs.

    The programme consists of a combination of classroom-based taught lessons; visiting speakers actively employed in the Public Services, and practical and physical activities, for example leadership and teamwork tasks in Thorpe Woodlands, Tunstall Forest, and local parks.

    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. You will also undertake 30 hours of work experience or work related learning. Assessment on the course includes written coursework, presentations and two externally set exams of one hour each. One exam will be in January and the other in May.

    All students who have not achieved a grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE English or maths will need to study these subjects alongside their chosen qualification.

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    Course Highlights

    This study programme introduces and develops skills required in the civilian and public service workplace.

    You will learn both in and out of the College, undertaking voluntary work, which will give you first-hand experience of the public service industry and enhance your job prospects.

    There is the opportunity to take part in practical activities to build your leadership and teamwork skills.

    Core Skills Covered: Trustworthiness | Communication | Confidence | Interpersonal Skills | Perseverance and Motivation | Problem Solving

    Next Steps

    69% of students completing the course progressed to further study within the college, including the Level 3 Public Services programme. 9% went on to apprenticeship programmes.

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    Tuition Costs

    No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2020.

    For all students aged 19+ fees will be £1600.

    For details regarding fee remission, please visit our Tuition Fees page.

    Additional Costs

    £160 for trips and polo shirt.

    Gareth Pooley - BTEC Diploma Level 2 in Public Services

    Level 2 is a brilliant introduction in to Public Services. I particularly enjoyed the friendly environment and support was given to me when I required it. I have now progressed on to the Level 3 Public Services course.