Title

Public & Uniformed Services

Protective Services 3 National Foundation Diploma - K094

Oval Campus Full Time Level 3 Duration 36 weeks

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This course is the first year of a 2 year programme and is designed to give you the skills you need to either progress to higher education or into employment. The range of careers that you can progress into include: Police, Fire Service, Security, Prison Service, Armed Services, Maritime and Coastguard Agency and UK Border Agency.

Course Details

Areas of study will include:

  • Government, Policies and the Public Services
  • Leadership and Teamwork in the Public Services
  • Citizenship, Diversity and the Public Services
  • Understanding Discipline in the Uniformed Public Services
  • Physical Preparation, Health and Lifestyle for the Public Services
  • Volunteering in Public Services

In addition you will gain Information Technology skills and will have the opportunity to make use of all the College I.T. facilities. An important part of the programme will be talks and demonstrations by visiting speakers from Public Services, and visits to various Public Service establishments.

Entry Guidelines
  • Priority will be given to those aged 16-18 years old.
  • Relevant BTEC Level 2 Diploma/Certificate (preferably merit or distinction) or four GCSEs at grade 9-4 (grade A* - C), preferably including English and maths.
  • Satisfactory interview, assessment and school report and/or satisfactory reference.
  • Equipment Required

    To learn effectively on your course you will need to use certain items of equipment and undertake particular activities as part of your studies. To further enhance your learning experience the following will be required: Uniform £80 Educational Visits £50 If you need support with these costs, don't worry, click on the link below and complete a bursary application form. https://www.wmc.ac.uk/student-support/financial-support/bursaries-loans Equipment purchased will be yours to keep and you will be able to use them for practice at home and in your future career. N.B. prices correct as of 23/06/2021

    Assessment Method

    Course work. Details to be discussed at interview.

    Additional Information

    You will be required to contribute financially to some of the cost of trips, visits and residentials, although these will be kept as low as possible. More information will be given at interview.

    Are you aged 16-18?
    Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

    • A qualification such as BTEC Diploma
    • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
    • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A* - C (grade 4 or above) in English and maths
    • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips
    Where can I progress to?

    At the end of the course, you could progress to higher education or employment or continue onto a second year Extended Diploma.  Most of the Public Services have their own entry tests, but the requirements for them will be considered during the course.

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    Starting 5th September 2022 - Ending - 22nd June 2023REF K094O001

    Planned Timetable

    Day Times Campus
    Monday 11:00 — 16:00 Oval Campus
    Tuesday 10:00 — 14:00 Oval Campus
    Thursday 09:00 — 16:00 Oval Campus

    If you are aged 16-18:

    Free

    This study programme is free for students, who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, and students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for this course).

    Did you know that many of our courses are free for students aged 19 and above?

    Find out if you are eligible for free funding here, or contact our student service team on 0151 551 7777.

    If you are required to pay a fee you may be entitled to an Adult Learner Loan or other financial support. For more information on support available visit Bursaries and Loans. We also allow payment by instalments for some courses.

    Fee : £2573.00

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 22/23.

    Starting 6th September 2022 - Ending - 23rd June 2023REF K094O002

    Planned Timetable

    Day Times Campus
    Tuesday 10:00 — 12:00 Oval Campus
    Wednesday 10:00 — 17:00 Oval Campus
    Friday 10:00 — 16:00 Oval Campus

    If you are aged 16-18:

    Free

    This study programme is free for students, who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, and students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for this course).

    Did you know that many of our courses are free for students aged 19 and above?

    Find out if you are eligible for free funding here, or contact our student service team on 0151 551 7777.

    If you are required to pay a fee you may be entitled to an Adult Learner Loan or other financial support. For more information on support available visit Bursaries and Loans. We also allow payment by instalments for some courses.

    Fee : £2573.00

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 22/23.


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