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Note - you only need to make one application for A-levels. You can specify the additional A-Levels you wish to study when you fill out the application form

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Level: 3

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 1

Adult Loan Amount: 724.00****

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Course Summary

If you have a keen interest in joining Uniformed Public Services such as the Army, Navy, Marines, Royal Air Force, Ambulance Service, Police or Fire and Rescue Service, this programme develops your knowledge and skills for careers in these industries.

In both practical and theoretical settings, you will study advanced concepts in behaviour and discipline, and police powers and law. This is a one-year qualification equivalent to 0.5 A-levels.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this course are for the majority of your GCSEs to be graded between 7-4, including English and Maths. 
 
Any achievements in BTEC Public Services qualifications at Level 2 will only be considered if at Merit or Distinction grade.
 
You are expected to maintain high standards of discipline, punctuality and attendance. It is essential that you work to the deadlines set or you risk  not achieving your programme of study.
 
Practical sessions are compulsory, so you must be physically able to
take part in both indoor and outdoor sessions.
 

Course Content

The course is made up of two units which include:
  • Behaviour and Discipline in the UPS
  • Police Powers and Law
It also includes a tutorial session to monitor your progress, set targets, support your main programme of study, help your future progression and enhance your life skills. You may also be offered some additional qualifications alongside your studies, such as in safeguarding.
 
You need to be aware that certain volunteering events and work placements take place at weekends or evenings and you will be expected to attend these. We ask that you understand this expectation before you commit to other activities as many events depend on your involvement to enable them to run safely and efficiently.
 
You have to fulfil certain hours of work placement. Many of these hours will be offered to you through our existing partnerships with employers.
 

 

How will I be assessed?

You will build an online portfolio based around evidence generated by the various assessment methods in each unit. You are expected to work on multiple assessments at any one time. You will be assessed through practical demonstrations, logbooks and performance records, written reports and essays, presentations, workbooks, discussions and vivas.

Unit 2: Behaviour and Discipline is assessed via an externally set and marked exam.

Your attendance will be monitored, with the expectation of maintaining over 95% attendance throughout the course.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will need to have a uniform that is worn every day and when you are on work experience. The minimum expectation for the uniform is that you wear a plain black T-shirt or polo shirt and sweatshirt etc. 
 
All learners would benefit from having their own tablet or laptop to aid them with their studies.
 
There may be additional costs incurred for selected trips or visits.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

 
On successful completion of this programme, students may wish to enrol on Year 2/3 of the suite of courses at Broomfield Hall:
  • Level 3 Foundation Diploma / Extended Diploma in Public Services (Years 2/3)

You could then progress to the Level 5 Foundation Degree in Criminal Justice (Offender Management).

 

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Note - you only need to make one application for A-levels. You can specify the additional A-Levels you wish to study when you fill out the application form

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Abbey Sisson

Abbey Sisson

“Amazing” diploma offered more than sixth form for audiologist Abbey

As a teenager Royal Derby Hospital audiologist Abbey Sisson wanted to find “something different” after her GCSEs.
She had achieved As to Cs but was unsure about taking A levels because she wasn’t a natural at exams. She wanted to find a different direction and, on a whim, popped into an open day at Broomfield Hall.  
Abbey liked what she found – she made friends immediately – and was impressed by the Level 3 Public Services Uniformed Extended Diploma. It offered coursework modules, the equivalent of three A levels and “loads of opportunities” which helped her CV for job applications.
Abbey passed with a distinction and almost immediately after College landed a job as an emergency department assistant at the Royal Derby Hospital. Finding no clear career path there, she applied internally and went on to work in audiology as an assistant.
While there, she devoted her spare time, doing work placement on her days off, to achieve a foundation degree and a first-class BSc Healthcare Science Audiology degree at Aston University. Now a qualified audiologist at the Royal Derby, Abbey said her time at College helped her into the workplace.    

I was keen to do something different, and it really was different – it was amazing. I don’t think I would ever have had so many opportunities if I’d gone into the sixth form.  We volunteered in schools, doing sports leadership, as well as stewarding for events too. We had loads of opportunities. Because of the course, when I came to apply for jobs, I had a lot to say.

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