Public Services - Level 2 Diploma (Edexcel)
Qualification Obtained: Diploma in Public Services (QCF)
This course equips students with the relevant knowledge, skills and experience required to gain a career within a public service. This qualification will allow students to achieve a Level 2 vocational qualification relevant to the public sector. This full time course will give students the opportunity to gain knowledge of public service job roles and improve their health and fitness.
Course Entry Requirements
You will have achieved at least 4 D's at GCSE or a merit in a relevant Level 1/ Introductory/ Foundation Diploma.
Career Options and Progression
This course will allow you to focus on a career within Uniformed and Non-Uniformed Public Sectors, building the required knowledge and experience needed to become a successful member of a close knit team. Due to the nature of public service work, public servants need to be resilient and adaptable to a range of unpredictable situations which may occur. Public sector work is highly active and demanding, requiring a high level of physical fitness to complete your job role effectively. In the local area there are many public sector job roles available with various recruitment campaigns taking place throughout the year. In order to best prepare you for your future career, you are encouraged to progress throughout college and levels. Learners have a progression route from L1 to our HE Provision of a BSc (Hons) Public Services and the Community.
Learners' will be required to achieve their MTG prior to achieving progression to the next course.
Modules and Assessment
If you are interested in joining one of the public services, from the Military and Armed Services to the Emergency Services then this is the course for you. The L2 Diploma in Public Services (QCF) is a vocationally recognised 60 credits qualification which will prepare all learners for employment in their vocational sector, job role. It will allow learners' to gain sufficient and sound knowledge and experience, relating to public service work, with a focus on progression onto a higher programme of study.
Learners' will be assessed in a variety of forms and methods and including the completion of handouts, role plays, workbooks, group work, practical skills assessments and peer reflective practise.
This qualification will be conducted over 1 academic year and it is the equivalent to 4 GCSE's, A - C.
The following modules will be completed as part of this programme of study:
- Public Service Skills
- Employment in the Uniformed Public Services
- Career Planning for the Public Services
- Improving Health and Fitness for Entry to the Uniformed Public Services
- Sport and Recreation in the Public Services
- Land Navigation by Map and Compass
- Driving and the Public Services
You will also have a dedicated practical session each week, which you must participate in.
In addition to this main programme of study, you will also complete the following qualifications. You must complete all of these qualifications to be successful:
1. GCSE's/ Functional Skills
2. Tutorial – you will have a one to one every 4 – 5 weeks with your personal tutor in order to assess your progress, and set new targets.
3. Work Experience programme - employer visits, hands on experiences, guest speakers from industry experts.
You will receive two assignments per unit of study with clear numbered tasks to complete within each assignment. The assessment methods will be varied in order to meet learner needs and styles, and including;
- Audio Interview
- Video Interview
- Practical Performance
Teaching and Learning Methods
Our teaching methods are interactive, learner centred and current. Every lesson will have planned objectives, a starter activity, learning chunks and a plenary. The main learning activities will be structured to meet different needs, so learners can work at different speeds. Where possible, Lecturers will try to make learning as practical and as hands on as possible, to enhance the learning experience. Individualised teaching and learning suiting all preferred learning styles is key to the delivery of all courses within the School. Lectures, Industry visits, Guest Speakers, Workshops, Group work, Internet and learning resource centre based research, practical sessions are just a few of our methods.
Work Placement and Field Trips
The learners will spend at least a week on a look at life experience with one of the Armed Forces, they will also complete a week on residential as part of National Citizenship enterprise, this will enhance leadership, teamwork and communication skills as well as establishing if an armed forces career is a viable choice.
All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant vocational and industrial experience and professional practice.
Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.
There may be some additional costs for external trips and visits, with the opportunity to go on a residential as part of the course of study.
Students will be required to bring sports clothing and the correct footwear for practical sessions.
Regulation and Accreditation
This qualification is regulated through Pearson’s and you will achieve your qualification from Edexcel.
Terms and Conditions
Read our full terms and conditions for more information.
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