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Uniformed Services

  • 2 Year | Full Time
  • Suffolk New College (Ipswich)
  • Level 3 | Vocational

Course overview

The Extended Diploma is designed to give you 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
  • 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.

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

Course highlights

  • Civilian and public service work
  • Real life experience
  • Voluntary work
  • Public service guest speakers
  • Next generation of workplace leaders

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