This course is an introduction to the work of the Uniformed Public Services and offers you the opportunity to develop the skills and personal qualities needed for further study or employment.
This course is suitable for those interested in a career in the Uniformed Public Services. It is important that you have a positive outlook and a willingness to step out of your comfort zone by trying different activities. You should come with a reasonable level of fitness and stamina, have commitment to the course, and be able to deal with discipline. As BTEC courses are coursework - based programmes with no formal exams, excellent attendance and punctuality is a key to success.
The course is made up of a range of units.
The entry requirements for this course are 4 GCSE grades at A - E. Or a suitable entry level qualification will also be considered.
The BTEC course is assessed by course work. Assessment methods include written assignments, worksheets, role plays, practical assessments, observations and workbooks. Approximately 50% of the course is practical and 50% is classroom work. There will be regular walks in the local area to practise navigation skills. Taking part in a range of sports and fitness activities is a fundamental part of the course.
Successful completion of this course, good attendance and punctuality along with tutor recommendation can lead to our Uniformed Public Services BTEC Level 2 Diploma course or other level 2 courses.
Future career opportunities could include working in, the Armed Forces, Police service, Fire service, Ambulance Service, UK border agency, outdoor activity centres, Prison Service, Security Services and voluntary organisations.
Why study this course at The Sheffield College?
At the Sheffield College you will learn from highly qualified staff with a range of academic and public services work related backgrounds. Our students benefit from our good partnerships with the local emergency services and public sector employers.
Uniformed Public Services students are expected to wear a uniform which includes a course polo shirt and appropriate clothing when at college, but especially when representing the college on visits. You may be entitled to help from the college’s Learner Support Fund with the cost of trips, visits, uniform and anything else you need to buy for your course.