Southern Regional College

BTEC First Diploma in Public Services

Southern Regional College
In Banbridge

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Typology BTEC
Location Banbridge (Northern Ireland)
Duration 1 Year
Start Different dates available
  • BTEC
  • Banbridge (Northern Ireland)
  • Duration:
    1 Year
  • Start:
    Different dates available
Description

You can progress directly to employment or to the National Diploma in Public Services. This course is suitable for If you are interested in a career in the uniformed services e.g. Police, Ambulance Fire & Rescue Service, Prison Service, Security or Armed Services, and have less than four GCSEs, this is the course for you.

Important information

Government funding available

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Where and when

Location

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Banbridge (County Down)
Castlewellan Road, BT32 4AY

Starts

Different dates availableNow taking bookings

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Course programme


BTEC FIRST DIPLOMA IN PUBLIC SERVICES

Who is this course for?

If you are interested in a career in the uniformed services e.g. Police, Ambulance Fire & Rescue Service, Prison Service, Security or Armed Services, and have less than four GCSEs, this is the course for you.

How long is this course for?
1 year full time
What will I study?
The BTEC First Diploma in Public Services consists of three core units plus three specialist units.

Core units
  • Uniformed Public Services Employment
  • Public Service Skills
  • Uniformed Public Service Fitness

Specialist units
  • Citizenship, the Individual and Society
  • Public Service Workplace Welfare
  • Adventurous Activities and Teamwork for the Public Services
  • The Value of Sport and Recreation in the Public Services
  • Land Navigation by Map and Compass
  • Law and its Impact on the Individual
  • Crime and its Effects on Society
  • Community and Cultural Awareness
  • Driving and its Relationship to the Public Services
  • Expedition Skills
  • Fundamentals of Nautical Studies

You will also study a minimum of two Essential Skills which may include Personal Skills, Communication, Numeracy and ICT. Additional study options - GCSE Maths and/or English.

How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through assignments marked by lecturers and verified by external moderators.

What can I do after the course?

You can progress directly to employment or to the National Diploma in Public Services.

How do I apply?
Complete an application form (available from each campus or in the Admissions section) and return it to any Campus

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