Public Services Level 1 Hillsborough

Start Date
Course Course
Uniformed Public Services
Hillsborough Campus

About this Course

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.

Key Units

Key Units
  • Uniformed Public Services Roles
  • Improving Health and Fitness for Uniformed Public Services
  • Teamwork and Leadership
  • Working With Others and the Community
  • Public Service Incidents
  • First Aid
  • Employment Opportunities in the Uniformed Public Services

You will be expected to study Functional Skills qualifications in English and Maths, and a course in Personal and Social Development. There is also the opportunity to study for additional qualifications such as awards in volunteering, self defence and sports leadership.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for this course are 4 GCSE grades A* - E / grade 2 or above.

Alternatively, a suitable entry level qualification will also be considered.


The BTEC course is mainly assessed by coursework.

Other assessment methods include:
  • Written assignments
  • Worksheets
  • Role plays
  • Practical assessments
  • Observations
  • Workbooks

Where does this Lead

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 Opportunities

Future career opportunities could include working in:

  • The Armed Forces
  • Police/Fire/Ambulance Service
  • UK Border Agency
  • Outdoor Activity Centres
  • Prison Service
  • Security Services
  • Other voluntary organisations

Tell Me More

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.

Extra Costs

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. 

Students in financial hardship may be eligible to apply to the Learner Support Fund for assistance with course related expenses.

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