BTEC National Diploma in Public Uniformed Services

In Winchester

Price on request

Description

  • Typology

    BTEC

  • Location

    Winchester

  • Duration

    2 Years

Description

This two-year course is ideally suited to individuals who are actively considering entry into either the armed or public (uniformed) services at the end of the course. Individuals enrolling on this programme will have an interest in or aptitude for developing leadership skills and team work and will be expected to have some experience of personal involvement in activities such Scout, Guides

Important information

Government funding available

Facilities

Location

Starts

Winchester (Hampshire)
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Westley Lane, Sparsholt, SO21 2NF

Starts

On request

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Course programme


BTEC National Diploma in Public (Uniformed) Services
This two-year course is ideally suited to individuals who are actively considering entry into either the armed or public (uniformed) services at the end of the course. Individuals enrolling on this programme will have an interest in or aptitude for developing leadership skills and team work and will be expected to have some experience of personal involvement in activities such Scout, Guides and/or youth service activities of the various uniformed services. The course is designed to provide a realistic expectation of a career in these areas.

You should be willing to maintain a sufficient level of fitness throughout the course, improve your teamwork and communication skills and participate in a wide range of practical activities.

The course includes the following subjects:

Core units
  • Government policies and the public services
  • Team leadership in the uniformed public services
  • Citizenship, contemporary society and the public services
  • Team development within the uniformed public services
  • Understanding discipline within the uniformed public services
  • Diversity and the public services

Specialist units
  • Physical preparation and fitness for the uniformed services
  • International perspectives for the uniformed public services
  • Outdoor and adventurous expeditions
  • Skills for land-based and adventurous activities
  • Skills for water-based and adventurous activities
  • Command and control in the uniformed public services
  • The planning for and management of major incidents
  • Uniformed public service employment
  • Understanding behaviour in public sector employment
  • Fundamentals in nautical studies
  • Communications and technology in the uniformed public services
  • Understanding aspects of the legal system and law-making process

Additional skills and qualifications

When your learning agreement is discussed with your tutor early in the first term, you will be advised of extra skills and qualifications, which are built into the course programme.

You will complete a key skills award and secondary learning goals, which are selected on the basis of their importance to the industry/career in which you are interested. This will contribute to your employability and enhance your CV.

During the course there will be opportunities to obtain a range of skills, qualifications and experience to prepare you for instructor training, for which some additional fees may be payable.

These may include:
  • RYA Dinghy Sailing Awards
  • BCU Kayaking Stars
  • Duke of Edinburgh Awards
  • BCU First Aid
  • Community Sports Leaders Award

It is recommended that applicants set aside approximately £300 for additional NGB training/certification fees and off-site activities/trips.

There also may be opportunities to undertake subsidised instructor/leader training in some outdoor activities, dependant on demand, age and standard achieved.

Course equivalence

This course is equivalent to studying three A Level GCSEs and is well recognised by all branches of the uniformed services, together with colleges and universities of higher education.

Progression/career prospects

The opportunities within outdoor education are growing and most employment takes place within the following environments:
  • Public uniformed and armed services
  • Youth leadership
  • Outdoor activity centres
  • Holiday centres
  • Sports/leisure centres
  • Schools, colleges and universities

The following examples show possible career pathways after completing the course:
  • Outdoor instructor >senior instructor >centre manager.
  • Entry into public or armed services (follow specific service career progression)
  • College or university (HND/Degree in sport and/or leisure subjects)

Preferred entry requirements

A minimum of four GCSEs at Grade C, a First Diploma, a National Certificate, a relevant NVQ Level 2 or an Intermediate GNVQ. Applications are also welcome from mature students with appropriate relevant experience.

Course Facts at a glance:
Duration:
2 Years

Tutor:
Conrad Ainsley , Cert. Ed.

BTEC National Diploma in Public Uniformed Services

Price on request