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 Level 3 Diploma course is made up of 12 units of study.
On your programme you will study for Functional Skills or GCSE English and Maths qualifications, if you do not already hold a minimum GCSE grade C. You will also have the opportunity to study for additional qualifications such as awards in first aid, volunteering, self defence and sports leadership.
The BTEC course is continually assessed by coursework. Assessment methods include written assignments, presentations, observations of practical tasks, group or individual projects and role play activities. There are no formal exams.
Successful students can apply to higher education courses including The Sheffield College Foundation Degree in Public Services: Policing Studies. Past students have gone on to study criminology/criminal justice, counselling, legal studies, nursing, outdoor pursuits, paramedic studies, politics, psychology, social care, sociology and sport.
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.
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.
The excellent facilities for our uniformed public services students can include:
All students are expected to wear a course uniform. You may be entitled to help from the college’s Learner Support Fund with the cost of uniform, trips, visits and anything else you need to buy for your course.