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This Level 3 Diploma in The Uniform Public Services has been specifically designed to give individuals a broad understanding of the public services industry, whilst retaking a single GCSE qualification in either English or maths. This 2-year course has been tailored to give learners an opportunity to progress onto Higher Education Sports programmes or gain employment in a role with outdoor or public services themes.
The Level 3 programme is made up of units, that are a mix of theory and practical work. This course will cover some of the unit below:
- Leadership and Teamwork
- Crime and its Effects on Society
- Understanding the Impact of War
- Responding to Emergencies
- Expedition Skills
Qualification Size, UCAS Points and the GCSE Retake
This NCFE qualification is equivalent to 2 A-Levels, giving the learner the opportunity to achieve a maximum of 112 UCAS points. The learner will also study and retake a GCSE qualification alongside their NCFE. This GCSE course will be integrated into their study programme and timetable.
How will I know how I am doing?
We will assess this qualification through 100% coursework. The assessment methods we will use include written assignments, presentations, discussions and practical assessment of skills, such as instructing and leading. Learners are giving regular feedback to support their understanding of the subject’s topic areas, whilst also receiving feedback to aid the continued development of their numeracy and literacy skills.
What do I need to join?
Applicants will require three GCSE’s at grade 4, which must include a grade 4 in either English or maths. As previously outlined, the applicant will then retake a GCSE qualification in either English or maths alongside their NCFE, to give them an opportunity to achieve a 4 grade in the subject.
Maths & English
English and maths qualifications will be a part of this course package. Learners will have English or maths lectures embedded into their timetable to support their academic development over the programme’s duration.
Possible careers and salaries include: Soldier - £15,671 to £35,151 depending upon experience and rank Border Force Officer - £21,431 to £31,519 depending upon experience Possible careers after Higher Education or Apprenticeships and salaries include: NHS Nurse - £24,907 to £37,890 depending upon experience Police Officer - £21,000 to £41,500 depending upon experience and rank Average yearly salary data taken from the National Careers Services website
Every learner at SGS College is tasked with achieving a number of work experience hours during the academic year. We suggest the learner starts to consider their work experience placement at the earliest opportunity. The work experience element of the course is imperative as it provides the learner with vital insight into possible roles within the industry. Each of our courses has a high amount of employer engagement, with the aim to expose the learner to possible destinations once the qualification has been completed. Is it these experiences and engagements that allow our learners to develop holistically and to become industry ready.
What can I do next?
A high majority of our learner’s progress onto Higher Education Public Services programmes. Following the successful completion of this qualification, learners could also apply for industry apprenticeships in the related field. Employment options after achievement include roles within the armed forces, NHS or the outdoor activities industry.
How do the Sports Academies work alongside this course?
Learners are able to access Sports Academies whilst studying at SGS College on a full-time course. Your academic studies and academy training work as a partnership, and as such, are never timetabled at the same time. This allows you to continue your development within your selected sporting discipline, whilst studying in an academic area that interests you. For example, a learner may have lectures on a Monday morning and then Academy training at WISE on a Monday afternoon.
course information last updated: Friday 23rd February 2024 @ 8.03am (4 hours ago)