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L3 SUBSIDIARY/EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN PUBLIC SERVICES

PEARSON EDEXCEL L3 SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA IN PUBLIC SERVICES (LO) F/T
Start Date 
16 Sep 2019
End Date 
3 Jul 2020
Attendance 
Full Time
Target audience 

This course targets those students who wish to prepare for a career in one of the UK's public services, both uniformed or non-uniformed. Typically students may progress to Higher Education and/or careers in the armed services, emergency services or people centred roles such as youth work, social work and the criminal justice system.

Entry requirements 

Four GCSEs at grade A* to C or an equivalent qualification in a related subject area, including GCSE English/Maths at Grade C.

Course content 

This broad and diverse course includes the social sciences, introduction to communication and management and sport and practical activities. Specific subjects include Government Policy, Crime and its Effects on Society and Responding to Emergency Service Incidents.

Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of outdoor and physical activities in units such as Leadership and Teamwork, Instructing Physical Activity and Land Based Adventurous activities. Students will also undertake the relevant Functional Skills (English, Maths or IT) as well as have the opportunity to participate in numerous additional qualifications designed to enhance employability such as Event Stewarding.

Assessment criteria 

A variety of assessment methods are used including assignments, exams (Functional Skills) and practical exercises.

Progression 

On completion of the two year Extended Diploma students will have the equivalent of 3 A Levels and the opportunity to progress to Higher Education or officer entry to the uniformed services. In recent years students have gone on to study a wide range of degree level qualifications including Sports Science, Business Management, Criminology, Sociology, Forensics and Crime Scene Investigation.

Other information 

Students will have the opportunity to participate in numerous enrichment activities such as overnight residential and day visits to various uniformed service organisations. Students will be required to purchase items of sports kit and stationery as part of the course. This programme can be combined with A Levels.

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Application & Enrolment

You are able to apply online for all courses, however to complete your course enrolment fully, you will need to have an interview and then be accepted onto a course. The only courses available to enrol online are Full Cost courses, if you wish to enrol on any other course please call into Student Services or call 01429 295000.

Full Cost course fees are inclusive of VAT.

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