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Level: 2

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This study programme is specifically designed to support students who will need to complete GCSE resits in both English and Maths. The College Certificate places emphasis on skills development at this level and so a supportive programme of maths and English is compulsory within the course and will make up the bulk hours of study during the year.  

Students on this course are expected to engage in supporting a range of community and regional events. This will mean that weekends will often be part of the academic timetable in order to fulfil work experience placements.

Entry requirements

You will need to complete an interview and screening test in maths and English. Entry to this course will be specifically for students who are required to re-sit their GCSE Maths and English qualifications.
 
The study programme will focus on the achievement of English and Maths GCSE, with a Public Service programme supporting the timetable.
 
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 the chance of 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. You will also be expected to volunteer on selected weekends throughout the year.

Course Content

The course is made up of a number of units which can include:
  • GCSE English and Maths
  • Multi-day Expedition
  • Public Services Project
  • Physical Preparation
  • Work Placement
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. The completion of your GCSEs will enable you to apply for higher level courses.
 
Students will have the opportunity to complete Duke of Edinburgh and Stewarding awards.
 
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 a minimum of 72 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 a 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.

Maths and English will be assessed through course work, controlled assessment and final exam.

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 uniform is that you wear a plain black T-shirt or polo shirt and sweatshirt etc. DC Uniforms can be purchased for £50.
 
All learners must have a tablet or laptop to aid them with their studies.
 
A one-off payment of £50 is required as a contribution towards the end-of-year celebration event, DBS requirements, transport, trips and guest speakers. This money is to be received before November and in return you will receive free gym membership for the academic year.
 
There may be additional costs incurred for selected trips or visits.
 
Overseas work placements are available.

For applicants from outside the region or who travel over distance, the College has residential accommodation if required.

Residential accommodation is based at Broomfield Hall Campus. It is single occupancy with a daily meal allowance included in the fees. For further information about our 'outstanding' Ofsted-rated accommodation provision, please contact maria.banks@derby-college.ac.uk.

 

What can I do after this course?

Further study
 
On successful completion, the course provides an excellent platform for progression to programmes such as the:
  • Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Public Services
  • Level 2 Wilson James Aviation Security Academy
  • Level 3 Wilson James Aviation Security Academy 
Careers
 
You may also wish to seek voluntary or paid employment in the Public Services or security industry as a door supervisor, CCTV operator or security guard - or you could apply for the special constabulary or reservist forces. You do not, of course, have to enter the Public Services as the skills gained on this course are transferable to a wider range of job areas. 

 

 

 

 

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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Amy Dennis

Amy Dennis

Public services course opens new horizons for Amy

Young security officer Amy Dennis said Broomfield Hall's uniformed public services course opens students' eyes to jobs they "probably had no idea were even out there." Nineteen-year-old Amy is thoroughly enjoying her work in the departure lounge at East Midlands Airport. She got the opportunity after representatives from security firm Wilson James came into college and said they were recruiting. College teachers helped her land part-time work at East Midlands Airport and Amy so impressed bosses that she was taken on full-time in July. She said several guest speakers on her two year course gave students an insight into a wide range of career options which they may never have previously considered. The teachers really "connected" with the Level 2 students.

Amy said: "It was so good. I'd recommend it to anybody, particularly if you don't know exactly what you want to do.

"It opens your eyes to so many opportunities and to jobs that you probably had no idea were even out there.


"I've learnt a lot on the job and I learned a lot at the college – it's definitely helped a lot on the customer services side of what I do.


"I feel like I've got a career for the future that I'm enjoying and it wouldn't have happened without the contacts the college have."


 


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