Diploma for Entry to Uniformed Services L1

Full Time · Public Services & Criminology · Bishop Auckland Campus

Start Date:
03 September 2024
Cost or fee remission information
Level 1
Taught at:
Bishop Auckland Campus

Course overview

If you are looking for a career within the Uniformed Public Services area such as the Armed Forces or the Emergency Services then here is the place to start. This course is designed to help you develop the skills needed for today's workforce within the Public Services. This course can help you grow in confidence and become self disciplined, learn how to solve problems, meet deadlines, keep fit and work as part of a team.

For more information please visit: Public Services/Criminology - Bishop Auckland College (bacoll.ac.uk)

Course requirements

Minimum 3 GCSE’s at grades 2 - 1 (E - F) or equivalent, or entry level qualification. Alternative qualifications and experience will be considered.

What will I do?

This full time course is taught over three days a week for one year and includes maths, English tutorials and Work Experience.

You will study a range of subjects relating to the Uniformed Public Services including:

  • Public service skills
  • Exploring careers in uniformed and non-uniformed public services
  • Improving health and fitness for entry to the uniformed services
  • Sport and recreation in the public services
  • Navigation skills
  • You will also get involved in practical sessions relating to exercise and fitness and outdoor activities
  • You will also be given the opportunity to experience various work related vocations via guest speakers and a work placement as well as improving and developing enterprise within the section

There will be an opportunity for you to undertake some certificated 1st aid training whilst on your course. This will ensure you stay ahead of the competition when applying for jobs and will enable you to respond in an emergency situation - a skill which is valued by any employer.

What will it give me?

The skills and confidence to develop a career in the Uniformed and Public Services.

Materials needed

Students will be required to purchase a uniform pack consisting of jacket, t-shirts, combat trousers, boots and sports kit. There will be a cost implication for the uniform and educational trips, this will be subsidised by the college. The exact cost will be given prior to enrolment after offer of place has been confirmed. Concessions may apply for students based on their personal circumstances.

What can I do when I finish?

If you gain suitable grades you may progress to the Level 2 Diploma in Public Services. Alternatively, you may progress on to an apprenticeship at college or into employment in one of the armed or emergency services.

What next?

If you would like to apply, please click the "Apply Now" section below and follow the steps. Thank you!

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