A career in Public Services relates to anything from the Police Force, the Armed Forces, the Emergency Services, and the Prison Service. People in this industry have the important responsibility of keeping us safe, being the first to react to criminal activity and emergencies, and keep order in society. A successful career in the services requires outstanding dedication, discipline and communication skills, but is incredibly rewarding.
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This course is entitled ‘Preparing for Progression in Active Industries’ and will allow students to develop basic transferable skills to prepare them for the next steps within the college. This course is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in Sport or Public Services. Students will be required to participate in both theory and practical lessons throughout the college week and be encouraged to develop their skills by participating in college extra-curricular activities. Some of the current students have aspirations of becoming a Personal Trainer, a Sports coach or even a Senior Officer in the Police. If a career in an active industry is for you, then why not come and start your journey in Active Industries on this course?
When studying this course, two qualifications will be completed; Level 1 in Uniformed Services and Level 1 in Exercise Studies. Students will complete the following units during a one-year course;
Level 1 Award in Exercise Studies
– Understand the Principles of Exercise
– Apply the Principles of Exercise
– Demonstrate an Understanding of safety factors relating to exercise
Level 1 Award in Uniformed Services
– Team Working Skills
– Health and Safety
– Developing Self-Discipline
– Participating in Competitive Sports
– Well-Being and Physical Fitness
You require 4 GCSEs at grade E/2 or above.
During the duration of this course students will learn about various different aspects relating to the Public Services. Learners will get the opportunity to deal with people who have worked within the Services. Although there are practical elements to this course Learners should be aware that it is 80% theory and 20% practical. The subjects that are currently be covered are Employment, Physical Fitness, Developing Teamwork, Health and Safety, Health and Hygiene, Equality and Diversity, Following Service Routine, Adventurous Activities and Telecommunications. These are all coursework based in the form of booklets.
Learners will participate in activities held at Caldecotte Lake for approx. 3 hours per week undertaking kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing and archery.
You require 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 or above including English and Maths.
The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Uniformed Public Services is a two year course, equivalent to three A Levels. If you are interested in applying to University or going onto an apprenticeship, then this is the course for you.
This course will enhance your understanding of the work of the Uniformed Public Services and will develop in you core skills in communication, teamwork, leadership and discipline essential for the workplace. You will also spend three hours per week at the Caldecotte Experience in year one, where you will complete abseiling, rock climbing and other adrenaline fuelled activities, although the camping expedition is rumoured to be the highlight of the year in year two.
The Public Services department works closely with local authorities and programmes, including the Young Ambulance Citizens Programme, South Central Ambulance Service, Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue. You will also have the option to spend time with Thames Valley Police, where you will be able to gain a unique insight into a number of specialist roles.
You require four GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including Maths and English.
2017 saw a 10% rise in Police-recorded crime, the largest annual rise for a decade
30% of the Police Force are female