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L3 Diploma in Uniformed Public Services (with GCSE retake) Level 3 | BTEC National Extended Certificate in Uniformed Protective ServicesInformation Apply Online
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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:
Crime and its Effects on Society
Understanding the Impact of War
Responding to Emergencies
Expedition SkillsQualification Size, UCAS Points and the GCSE RetakeThis BTEC 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 BTEC. This GCSE course will be integrated into their study programme and timetable.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.
This full-time Level 3 course is based at our dynamic and exciting WISE Campus, located within easy reach of the city of Bristol and moments away from Bristol Parkway and Filton Abbey Wood train stations.
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 discussed, the applicant will then retake a GCSE qualification in either English or maths alongside their BTEC, 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
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.
course information last updated: Tuesday 21st March 2023 @ 8.03am (21 hours ago)
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