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Key details

Attendance Full time
Duration 1 year
Code PLWL1PS
Awarding Body Pearson
Level Further Education
Start Date 06/09/2021

Other start dates

Course overview

This introductory qualification is designed for learners who may be ready to progress quickly to further study. The Award offers a basic introduction to the a variety of careers in Public Services, for example, Police, Fire, Paramedics and Army. Also provides learners with the opportunity to develop generic, transferable and sector-specific skills related to the study entering the public services in order for them to progress to further learning.

What you'll study

Our experienced staff will deliver a variety of lectures, seminars, workshops and presentations alongside independent student research. You will develop skills such as teamwork and leadership and develop their practical skills and improve fitness. We will be visiting such places as Fire stations, Riot training with the police and a week away with the Army trip. Residential and guest speakers are also used to help enrich your learning experience.

The course is based on a Programme of Study, which consists of: the vocational qualification itself; a City & Guilds Employability and Personal Development Award, maths and English, a tutorial programme and work experience. Learners will study three core Employability units and three sector specific units over the duration of the course.

Employability Units:

Keeping safe

  • Crime and its Effects
  • Career Planning
  • Stress Management
  • Team Work
  • Safety in the Work Place
  • Careers Candidate Project
  • ICT Project
  • Interview Skills

Vocational Units:

  • Being Organised
  • Developing a Personal Progression Plan

Sector Units:

  • Finding out about THE Public Services
  • Being Organised
  • Map Reading & Physical Preparation
  • Our experienced staff will deliver a variety of lectures, seminars, workshops and presentations alongside independent student research. You will develop skills such as teamwork and leadership and develop their practical skills and improve fitness. We will be visiting such places as Fire stations, Riot training with the police and a week away with the Army trip. Residential and guest speakers are also used to help enrich your learning experience.

  • The course is based on a Programme of Study, which consists of: the vocational qualification itself; a City & Guilds Employability and Personal Development Award, maths and English, a tutorial programme and work experience. Learners will study three core Employability units and three sector specific units over the duration of the course.

  • Employability Units:

    Keeping safe

    • Crime and its Effects
    • Career Planning
    • Stress Management
    • Team Work
    • Safety in the Work Place
    • Careers Candidate Project
    • ICT Project
    • Interview Skills

    Vocational Units:

    • Being Organised
    • Developing a Personal Progression Plan

    Sector Units:

    • Finding out about THE Public Services
    • Being Organised
    • Map Reading & Physical Preparation

Assessment

You will be assessed through a range of methods that include coursework, assignments and presentations.

Entry requirements

Entry 3: There are no entry requirements for this level apart from an interest in the specified subject and the ability to commit to positive behaviours and attendance.

Level 1: You should have keen interest in The Public Services and achieved a minimum 2 GCSE at grade 2 (E) or above. Entry level 3 qualifications with minimum Entry 3 at Maths and English are also accepted.

English and/or Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.

Work experience

There will be opportunities for experience of work - 30 hours experience of work.

Tuition fees

If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee.

All fees exclude exams, registration and administration charges. These fees apply to all learners, except those with full fee remission.

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