Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 1 Year Level 2 Full-Time Ashington Main Campus Full-time Vocational

What’s it all about?

This course is designed to equip students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for a career in the uniformed services for example, police, emergency, fire services, security, prison services, or sport, for example, coach, trainer etc. It will provide learners with an insight into the practical qualities they require, not only for sport and the uniformed services, but also for employment in general.

You will, through the different specialist units offered, find out about the different public services and how they work individually and interact with each other; inter-agency working. There will also be opportunities to discover the levels of fitness required for each of the uniformed services and how to improve health and fitness for entry into these services.

The range of optional units will support you in the direction they wish to take in their careers.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire You will need to provide your own stationery and you will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits.

English and maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your chosen career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE maths and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.

Full-time over Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm. Days and times of study are subject to change and timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

The aim of this course is to introduce you to the areas of sport and uniformed services, focusing on the skills and knowledge required for both sectors. Engaging and interesting, with focussed guest speakers, visits and volunteering projects, this course will ensure you are fully informed and confident in your career choice and progression to next level.

The course will:

- focus on the study of the uniformed services
- offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge
- provide opportunities to acquire a number of practical and technical skills

Modules include:

Investigate employment in the uniformed services
Physical fitness for the uniformed services
Develop team working and problem solving skills
Health and safety in the uniformed services
Health and hygiene in the uniformed services
Follow uniformed service routine
Exploring equality and diversity for the uniformed services


What’s next?

You may progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Public Services

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