The course encompasses a wide range of the public and private sectors and develops the skills and attributes that are fundamental in any public, voluntary or private service industry. The course uses CRC's excellent links with relevant external agencies, for example, the Royal Marine Reserves, Army Reserves, Police Specials, County Councils for guest lectures and additional opportunities for students thus ensuring vocational experience is placed at the heart of this programme. During your time on the course you will have the chance to attend extra residential activities. You will be taught by highly qualified and experienced practitioners who have a wealth of experience in the public services industry.
This programme is a full Level 4 qualification which can lead to enhanced employment opportunities in any of the Public Services such as the Police Service, Fire Service and Prison Service or to the BTEC Level 5 HND in Public Services at Cambridge Regional College.
A Levels at grade A* - E or a pass at an equivalent Level 3 qualification (e.g. BTEC L3 Diploma), plus GCSE English and Maths at grade 9-4 (A* - C) or a willingness to complete these. However, this will be viewed on a case by case basis and the final decision will be made by the Course Leader when satisfactory entry has been assessed.
This full-time course is delivered in college over 3 days per week by staff with extensive vocational experience from the field of the Public Services. The course design includes units which will provide students with a wider insight to the Public Services which are assessed using a variety of methods including essays, reports, personal reflection and presentations with extra individual support being provided as required.
The units delivered throughout the duration of the course are:
• Organisational Structures and Culture
• Mental Health and Wellbeing Equality
• Diversity and Fair Treatment
• Public Services in Contemporary Society (Pearson-set)
• Personal & Professional Development
• Modern Warfare and Conflict
• Outdoor Skills Development
• Psychology of Behaviour