Public Services - Level 3

Course Code: TS1FE18

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Start DateLocationDuration
02/09/2019Bispham Campus1 YearApply

Course Overview

Public Services at Blackpool and the Fylde College is an exciting, active and rewarding course delivered by tutors who are experts in their field, these experts can provide you with all the support and guidance you need to get you qualified and employed or for you to progress onto higher level courses.

You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities will be both practical and theory based and include where possible vocational experts currently serving in the Uniformed Public Services.

You will study the following units:

  1. Government, Policies and the Public Services
  2. Leadership and Team work in the Public Services
  3. Citizenship, Diversity and the Public Services
  4. Understanding Discipline in the Uniformed Public Services
  5. Physical Preparation, Health and Lifestyle in the Public Services

 You will also have a dedicated PE practical each week which you must participate in.

As part of your Programme of Study, you will also study the following qualifications. You must complete all of these qualifications to be successful:

  1. GCSE in English or maths (if you have already achieved a D in the subject).
  2. Functional Skills English or maths at an appropriate level , depending on entry grades.
  3. Tutorial – you will have a one to one every 4 – 5 weeks with your tutor to assess your progress and set targets
  4. Work Experience and voluntary opportunities in an area that fits with your career goals.

Entry Requirements

You will need to have completed at least 5 GCSEs at minimum grade 4 (previously grade C), including English or Maths. Alternatively, will need to have competed a relevant Level 2 qualification at merit level and GCSE English or Maths at minimum grade 4/C.

If you are a year 11 student applying for this programme, we will compare your GCSE results with the minimum target grades set for you by your school. This will help us decide whether this is your most suitable programme of study. Other students, including those from outside the area, will have an opportunity to discuss their qualifications and experience to make sure they too are studying at the right level. For some programmes, we might need to observe you carrying out certain practical tasks before we can make you an offer.

Qualification Obtained

Diploma in Public Services (QCF)

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Career Options and Progression

Modules and Assessment

Teaching and Learning Methods

Our teaching methods are interactive, learner centred and up to date. 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

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

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 technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

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.

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

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