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Entry Requirements

You will need 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 including English Language and Maths or completion of a Level 2 course

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Full time

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2 academic year

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Key features and Benefits

  • Enjoy exciting trips ranging from visits to RAF Liverpool, Somme Barracks and Outward Bound residential trip to Aberdovey
  • Learn directly from experienced tutors who have considerable experience in the services
  • Take part in work placements with the RAF, Royal Navy or the British Army
  • Guest speakers from uniformed services such as the Territorial Army, Royal Navy, Lancashire Police and Lancashire Fire & Rescue

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  • Overview

    The course is ideal for those wishing to pursue a career in the Public Services, you will gain an insight into the range of Public Services related topics ranging from fitness testing and training to the planning and management of major incidents, in addition you will interact with a range of Public Services to give you a good understand and knowledge of the services.

    To complement your course you will take part in a 5 day residential to experience canoeing, climbing and hill walking. You will also benefit from our links with the RAF recruitment team, the 4th Battalion Duke of Lancashire regiment and Blackburn Fire & Rescue.

    The Public Services tutors have between them a total of over 40 years of experience and will provide you with first hand knowledge.

    You will gain a full understanding of the roles within both Uniformed and Non-uniformed Public Services to ensure you know the career you want to move into, which could lead to progressing on to university or directly into the Military or Emergency Services.

  • What will I study?

    You will learn a variety of knowledege and skills including teamwork, leadership, discipline, communication and fitness

    In the first year you will study:

    • Leadership and teamwork
    • Career development
    • Behaviour and discipline
    • Outdoor activities

    In the second year you will study:

    • Citizenship and diversity
    • Responding and management of major incidents
    • Sociological perspectives
    • Developing fitness

    In addition, you will take part in a variety of practical lessons held both outdoors and indoors plus classroom-based learning. You will also have the chance to join the Police or Fire & Rescue Cadets.

  • Entry Requirements

    You will need 4 GCSEs at Grade 4 including English Language or Maths.

    If your English Language and Maths results are below these grades, you can resit whilst studying this course.

  • How will I be assessed?

    You will be assessed by written assignments, practical assignments, discussions and presentations. Specific modules are assessed by external examinations.

  • What can I do next?

    Upon completion of this course you will have the options to:

    • Go to University and then apply for the Police after completing a 'Professional Policing Degree'.
    • Go to University and apply for a degree of your choice, take a top up 'Professional Policing Degree' and then apply to the Police.
    • Apply for the 'Police Degree Apprenticeship'
    • British Transport Police
    • Join the HM Border Agency
    • Join the HM Coastguard
    • Join the Probation Service
    • Join HM Customs and Excise
    • Join the British Army
    • Join the Royal Navy
    • Join the Royal Air Force
    • Join the HM Prison Service
    • Join the Fire Service

    There are three ways to become a police officer from 2020:

    • Police Degree Apprenticeship
    • Complete a Professional Policing Degree and apply.
    • Complete a degree and then complete a one year Professional Policing Degree top-up.

    To be eligible you must: be over 18 years old on the programme start date. have lived in the UK for the last three years. have indefinite leave to remain and work in the UK.

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Rated "Good" by Ofsted

January 2022