Course Code: TS1FE164 Entry to the Uniformed Services - Fast Track to Degree Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration 22 Jan 2024 Bispham Campus 12 Weeks Apply now 21 Jan 2025 Bispham Campus 12 Weeks Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryCareers in uniformed services largely involve serving and protecting the public. Whether it's as a police officer, firefighter, paramedic or soldier, you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact on people's lives and ensure public safety. Throughout the course, you will be trained and equipped with essential skills in critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork and leadership. Whilst the course is aimed at individuals who want to enter uniformed services as a career, these skills are highly transferable so even if you ultimately decide to pursue other employment opportunities they would prove valuable no matter what you do next. Public Services programmes at Blackpool and The Fylde College are exciting, practical and rewarding courses delivered by tutors who are experts in their field. These experts can provide you with all the support and guidance you need to get qualified and find suitable employment or to progress onto higher level courses, such as our HNC in Military Leadership. Entry RequirementsThis course is for adults aged 19+ with at least five GCSEs at grade 9-4 (previously grades A*-C), including English or Maths, or equivalent qualifications. We also welcome applications from those with relevant work/voluntary experience in place of the above qualifications, in which case a pre-course assessment may be required. Qualification ObtainedIntroductory Certificate for Entry to the Uniformed Services Industry Placement and Field TripsThere is no formal requirement to complete Industry Placement hours although we will actively encourage and support you to take part in voluntary work throughout you course as volunteering is a key way to boost your employment prospects and progression to a higher education course. Learning and Teaching MethodsAt Blackpool and The Fylde College we recognise that all students learn differently and for some it may be a return to the classroom following a break from formal learning. Our tutors work with you to ensure that their teaching methods support the way that you prefer to learn. This twelve week course comprises of six hours per week direct tutor contact and up to six hours per week of E-learning and independent study. Demonstrations are a regular feature in teaching sessions and an effective way to showcase the skills and techniques that will be explained to you before you try them for yourself. Some of the lessons will be practical based. At B&FC we believe that an effective way you can learn and visualise a concept is by practising and testing these ideas for yourself. Our cutting-edge teaching facilities are equipped with all the tools and resources that will enable you to learn practically and safely. This course is designed, delivered and assessed by ex-service personnel with extensive teaching experience. Assessment MethodsDuring the course you will study one mandatory module and two modules that have been specifically chosen by Blackpool and The Fylde College to provide you with the skills you need in today's competitive job market. You will study the following modules: Prepare for a career in a chosen uniformed service (33.3%) Develop leadership skills (33.3%) Understand the impact of war and conflict on uniformed services (33.3%) This qualification is achieved by completing 100% internally-assessed modules, there are no external examinations. Assessment methods include reports, presentations and projects. Other Costs and Equipment NeededAll students will be expected to provide their own stationery, including pens, notepad and an A4 folder. Replacement ID badges cost £3 or £8 if incorporated with a bus pass. For photocopying, students are provided with the first 80 blackk and white free of charge. Any additional copies for black and white are charged at 4p per copy. Terms and conditions Please read our full terms and conditions. Career Options and ProgressionSuccessful completion of this course will give you the option to progress onto our Level 4 HNC in Military Leadership. Qualifications in Public Services offer opportunities for career progression and leadership roles. As you gain experience and demonstrate your capabilities, you may have the chance to take on managerial or executive positions, leading teams or entire departments. Being in a leadership position can be challenging but also rewarding, as you have the ability to shape policies and make significant decisions to have a positive impact on the public.