This one-day course focuses on keeping young children and vulnerable adults safe from modern-day risks. It looks at safeguarding procedures and the risks associated with knife crime and radicalisation. It also includes a review of how to communicate effectively and identify problems that could be occurring.
This course requires a minimum of seven candidates to be enrolled.
There are no specific entry requirements but candidates should have the literacy skills to write at a Level 2 standard.
The course will provide learners with the knowledge and skills to:
• Understand the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults
• Understand how to safeguard and protect children and vulnerable adults from radicalisation and extremism
• Understand effective communication approaches when working with children and vulnerable adults
• Understand the psychological and social issues faced by children and vulnerable adults
Assessment is through coursework.
This qualification provides progression to sector-specific qualifications, for example the:
Derby College offer sport, health and leisure facilities for public use. This includes fitness centre, sports hall and outdoor pitch hire plus lots more. Located at Broomfield Hall, Johnson Building and Mackworth.
Viewers of Channel Four’s British Army Girls may well remember former recruit Krystal Treadwell.
The ex-Derby College Public Services student was among a group of raw recruits filmed doing their basic training at the army’s Pirbright training centre in Surrey.
And as Krystal herself readily admits she had her fair share of share of ups and downs during what was a very demanding 14 weeks. The fly-on-the-wall documentary, aired in April, gave a fascinating insight into what is expected of the recruits as they prepare to pass out – and what it takes to become a British Army soldier.
Now an army chef, Krystal, who is from Chaddesden, took further army training after Pirbright and is now preparing to go on a six week tour of duty to Africa – her first overseas tour.
And, although she found initial training hard going at times, she is pleased she took the Public Services course at Broomfield before joining up. She especially enjoyed the map reading part of her course, which involved training at Drum Hill near Derby. Krystal found that already having had some navigational experience helped her on army exercises.
I’m glad I went to Derby College as it set me up nicely for going in the army. The Public Services course is good for your fitness when you’re getting ready to go into the armed forces and all the volunteering you do at college looks great on your CV.