​​​​​​​​BTEC Extended Diploma in Public Services (uniformed)

Course Description

This vocational course is suitable for those who are aiming to pursue a career in the uniformed public services. The course is practical and classroom based providing regular day courses with uniformed services such as the Fire Service, Army, RAF and Police. This course will prepare you for the mental and physical demands of a career in services as well as giving you a great foundation to study degree courses such as Public Services, Criminology, Law or Forensics.

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSE grades 4-9. A Grade 4 in English and Maths is preferred but

re-sit opportunities will be given for pupils who do not achieve them.

Course Topics

Students will study a range of topics which include:

Government, Politics and the Public Services

Citizenship, diversity and the Public services

Leadership and Teamwork

Career planning for the uniformed services

Police Powers in the public services

Fitness testing and Training for uniformed services

Volunteering in the Public services

Course Assessment

Students will complete the Extended Diploma over the two years which is equivalent to 3 A-Levels and is recognised by employers and universities. The Extended diploma consists of 18 units and is assessed through coursework. Assessment will be through a variety of methods, including written assignments, case studies, along with projects, performance observation, time-constrained assessments and external exams. All units are assessed internally by staff and then moderated by the exam board (Edexcel). Students will also be assessed by the fire brigade through practical drills and set plays.

For more information about this course please contact Kathy Falk on 01977 605060 or email kfalk@castlefordacademy.com

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