Public Services - Level 1

Course Code: TS1FE21

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Start DateLocationDuration
02/09/2019Bispham Campus1 YearApply

Course Overview

Prepare for entry to the uniformed services with this Level 1 Diploma. This one-year course introduces you to what’s involved in a public sector role and the different career opportunities in the uniformed services. You’ll develop relevant skills such as teamwork, communication, self-discipline, time management, navigation and drill. You’ll also learn about the fitness test requirements for a uniformed service role and have an opportunity to prepare for a suitable recruitment interview.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements but we will invite you for an assessment to ensure the course matches your unique requirements.

If you are a year 11 student applying for this programme, we will compare your GCSE results with the minimum target grades set for you by your school. This will help us decide whether this is your most suitable programme of study. Other students, including those from outside the area, will have an opportunity to discuss their qualifications and experience to make sure they too are studying at the right level. For some programmes, we might need to observe you carrying out certain practical tasks before we can make you an offer.

Qualification Obtained

Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

The course is delivered between September and June over three days a week at the Bispham Campus. In addition, on Thursdays, you will need to complete out-of-hours study, which might consist of work experience or volunteering.

We use a variety of teaching methods to keep you motivated and inspired, and to cater for different learning styles. These methods include practical tasks, sports, team-building tasks, problem-solving, some written work, and visits to the Army Reserve Unit and outdoor activity centres.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

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