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Bradford College

Level 1 Public Services

Subject Area
Uniformed and Protective Services
Qualification Gained
Pearson Level 1 Introductory Award/Certificate in Public Services
Study Level
Entry Level, Entry
1 year Full-time
Start Date
Study Mode


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.

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.

  Key Info

The course is based on a Programme of Study, which consists of:

  • The Vocational Qualification itself
  • A City & Guilds Employability and Personal Development Award
  • English and Maths
  • A Tutorial Programme
  • Work Experience

Successful completion of the Award allows for progression to the Certificate.

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


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 Maths 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.

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

30 hours of relevant experience of work are included in the course.

Successful completion of the Public Services course can help you embark on a career in a Public and Uniformed Services related area. You will will be able to progress to further learning, an apprenticeship or employment. You also have the option for progression to the Certificate.


If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees. If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee.

Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement.

When you sign forms and accept a place at the College, you agree to abide by College rules and any changes made to them, and accept that we have the right to reject applicants. You also accept that there are certain circumstances that could prevent us from providing some services or programmes. These are: changes in Government funding policy, low class numbers; severe weather conditions; severe damage to buildings; circumstances which may affect the health and safety of staff and/or students, or any other relevant circumstances outside the reasonable control of the College. In these cases, we reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service.



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