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.