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This Level 3 Extended Diploma in The Uniform Public Services is one the departments flagship courses. The qualification allows you to study a wide range of areas within the Public Services industry, from the armed forces to the importance of the public sector in the UK. The breadth of units enables you to be better informed for your next steps and your career choices. This 2-year course has been tailored to give learners an opportunity to progress onto Higher Education Public Services programmes or employment in the Public Service industries. This is a full-time course.
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 units below:
- Leadership and Teamwork
- Fitness Testing and Training for the Public Services
- Understanding the Impact of War
- Communications and Technology
- Expedition Skills
Qualification Size and UCAS Points
This NCFE qualification is equivalent to 3 A-Levels, giving the learner the opportunity to achieve a maximum of 168 UCAS points.
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 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 given 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 hold a total of 5 GCSE grade 4’s, including English and maths.
How will I learn?
Majority of this programme is course work based. This course has one formal exam in Year 1 and another formal exam in Year 2. We assess learners using a number of different methods, allowing learners to enhance these types of skills holistically throughout the course. The assessment methods we will use include written assignments, presentations, discussions and practical assessment of skills, such as instructing and leading. This 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 Abbeywood train stations.
Maths & English
Although no additional English and maths qualifications will be taken during this course, we aim to embed these essential skills into all of our lectures, giving learners the opportunity to further evolve and develop these important attributes.
Possible careers and salaries after this course include: Royal Marines Officer - £25,700 to £49,958 depending upon experience and rank Public Relations Officer - £18,000 to £90,000 depending upon experience Dog Handler - £16,000 to £25,000 depending upon experience 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 learners 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: Friday 23rd February 2024 @ 8.03am (5 hours ago)