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.
The course is made up of a range of units.
Approximately 40% of the course is practical and 60% is classroom work. There will be regular walks in the local area to practise navigation skills and camp-craft. Taking part in a range of sports and fitness activities is a fundamental part of the course.
Depending on your choice of campus, course enrichment activities include visits to places such as:
4 GCSEs at A* - D grades (or acceptable alternatives) including English Language.
The BTEC course is assessed by course work. Assessment methods include written assignments, worksheets, role plays, practical assessments, observations and workbooks. There are no formal exams, although you may be asked to take small tests at times to assess your understanding.
Successful completion of this course, good attendance and punctuality along with a tutor recommendation can lead to our Uniformed Public Services BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma or other Level 3 course.
Staff and Facilities:
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.
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.