Public Services

Public Services: Entry to Uniformed Services Level 2 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course starts in September 2019 and runs for one year.

Entry requirements

You will require one or more of the following:

  • Two GCSEs at grade 4/C plus GCSE English at grade 3 or above
  • NVQ Level 1 or equivalent qualifications, together with a good school report
  • Alternatively, you may have successfully completed the Pearson BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Public Services
  • You will also be required to complete a favourable interview. In addition, you should have a good general standard of health. Most chronic conditions (e.g. asthma, epilepsy) would prevent an individual from successfully applying for many of the Public Services
You will achieve
  • NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Entry to Uniformed Services

Last updated: 20th Sep 2018

Course overview

This course gives you an insight into working in the uniformed public services and offers the opportunity to develop the skills, personal qualities and experience that will help prepare you for further study or employment in this sector.You will learn about public services careers and employability skills; fitness, health, lifestyle, sport and recreation for the public services; teamwork and leadership: map/compass reading, expedition skills and experience; citizenship and society and crime and its effects.

Course content

The programme consists of a combination of lectures, practical activities, oral presentations, tutorials, individual research and group work. Speakers from other relevant organisations will also visit classes. As part of the course you will be expected to undertake a range of outdoor activities, including visits to various public services, e.g. Army, RAF, Magistrates Court. You will also take part in expeditions which may involve overnight stays.

In addition to general class work, you will be expected to use a range of textbooks for research purposes, as well as the IT facilities in the Learning Resource Centre. You will also have the opportunity to obtain additional qualifications and take part in sport enrichment activities.

  • Investigate Employment in the Uniformed Services
  • Physical Fitness for the Uniformed Services
  • Develop Team Working and Problem Solving Skills
  • Health and Safety in the Uniformed Services
  • Health and Hygiene in the Uniformed Services
  • Follow Uniformed Service Routine
  • Explore Equality and Diversity for the Uniformed Services
  • Participate in Competitive Sports

You will also be given the opportunity to obtain Functional Skills qualifications in ICT, English and/or maths at an appropriate level.

 

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will occur continually throughout the programme. You will have unit assignments to complete and will be assessed on your group and individual work.

You will also have time-constrained assignments, as well as oral presentations. Each individual unit and the full award are graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction level.

 

What equipment will I need?

All Sport and Public Services students will be expected to wear a Barnsley Sports Academy (BSA) hooded top* and polo shirt*, along with dark tracksuit bottoms and sports trainers. During practical sessions, kit will consist of a Barnsley Sports Academy t-shirt*, dark shorts and sports trainers. Non-regulation clothing/footwear is not permitted. Students will also require ring-binders, writing materials, paper/stationery and core textbooks.

Public Services students will also require outdoor activity clothing, such as walking boots and waterproof clothing.

Barnsley Sports Academy clothing marked with an asterisk(*) can be purchased from the Sports Centre Reception.

Where will I study?

Honeywell Sports Campus
Honeywell Lane
Barnsley
S75 1BP

What can I do next?

This qualification is designed to offer candidates the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding that will prepare them for entry into employment at trainee level within Public Services. Alternatively, on successful completion of this programme, you may wish to progress onto the NCFE Level 3 Diploma for Entry to Uniformed Public Services. Students with exceptional ability will be considered for progression studies on an individual basis.

 

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Contact the Information Unit

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Want to join Barnsley Sports Academy and the Sports Village?

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

English and Maths

Having good English and maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and maths or a higher level maths qualification we can help you do that too.

If you need any further information, please contact the Info Team.

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Disclaimer

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Public Services: Entry to Uniformed Services Level 2 Full-time