Public Services Intermediate
A career in Public Services relates to anything from the Police Force, Armed Forces, Emergency Services, and Prison Service. People in this industry have the important responsibility of keeping us safe, being the first to react to criminal activity and emergencies and keep order in society. A successful career in the services requires outstanding dedication, discipline and communication skills, but is incredibly rewarding.
What will I do?
You will develop a variety of transferable skills to prepare you for your next steps, ranging from research and study skills, to specific technical skills such as physical fitness, following service routine and health and safety. To get a real taste of the industry, you will participate in activities held at Caldecotte Lake which may include kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing and archery. You will have the opportunity to work with and learn from people who have worked within the Services, learning about their experiences and receiving advice.
This course is the perfect stepping stone to study Public Services Advanced, where you will receive guidance and encouragement to progress either to Higher Education or straight into the industry.
Career options could include:
- Armed Services
- Fire Brigade
- Prison Officer
- Any UPS role
Is it for me?
Have you got excellent problem-solving skills? Do you want to join the Police, Army, RAF or other Uniformed Service? This course is the ideal starting point for a successful career. You must have a determination to succeed, and be able to work well in a team. Respect is incredibly important in this industry, as is loyalty, professionalism and enthusiasm. You could also study this course if you’re undecided between pursuing a career in Sports or Public Services, as you will study aspects of both.
You require 4 GCSEs at grade 3/D or above including English and Maths.
Once we have received your application you will be invited to a programme interview which will give you the chance to ask any questions you have about the course and for us to discuss which level you are most suited to based on your current / predicted results.
If you meet the entry requirements you will be enrolled on our Level 2 programme where you will gain a specialist qualification in your chosen area. If you don’t quite meet the entry requirements for Level 2 you will be enrolled onto our Skills Academy programme. Skills Academy gives you the opportunity to pick up essential study stills whilst still gaining technical knowledge in your chosen area. On completion of this course you will gain a Vocational Studies Certificate which will enable you to progress onto a full Level 2 specialist programme.