OverviewPublic Services Intermediate (Level 2)
This study programme will provide you with the opportunity to develop skills and experiences that will help you to pursue a career in the uniformed public services, and is ideal if you wish to join the armed forces, emergency services, paramedical services or the Prison Service. The study programme will allow you to participate in a wide range of activities to aid your learning, such as outdoor pursuits, fitness training and team building events. You will gain valuable insight from current and former public services employees, as teaching staff have served as members of Armed Forces or emergency services. You will also have the opportunity to meet working members of the public services.
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All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses are still free if you’re under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. If you’re over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at: www.bedfordcollegegroup.co.uk/finance or view the Full-time Fee Flow Chart below.
If you are unsure whether you need to pay or not then please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.Full-time Fee Flow Chart
If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. You can also pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable.Find out more
If you live in any of the following areas and wish to apply for or enrol onto one of our courses, please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990 to check if your course is funded or not (Please note that if your course is not funded then you will pay a higher fee than what is listed, please contact our Customer Contact team for more information):
- Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
- Greater Manchester
- Greater London
- Liverpool City Region
- Tees Valley
- West of England
- West Midlands
- Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Barnsley and Doncaster
- West Yorkshire
Before joining this study programme I studied Animal Care at Shuttleworth College. I decided to continue my education on this Uniformed Public Services course because I would like to be a Dog Handler, either in the Army or the Police.
Our tutors all come from different services backgrounds, including the RAF and the Marines, so we learn a lot from their experiences and the stories they tell us. They’re very friendly and you can talk to them about anything you need help with. We also have speakers come in from the Army, RAF and the Police to talk to us about their services and the different job roles available.
I prefer College to school because you have more freedom and can focus on what you are interested in rather than having to study lots of different subjects.
Once I complete Level 2 I would like to move on to the Level 3 programme and then go straight into work before progressing into one of the services.
To begin this study programme you will need:
Duration: 1 year
- 3 GCSEs grades 9–3 ideally including English & maths OR
- Relevant Level 1 qualification
During the study programme you will learn about the types of careers available within the public services, including the application and selection process. You will also learn about fitness requirements for the public services. There will be opportunities to participate in a range of leadership and teamwork activities, as well as outdoor activities like climbing, bush-craft and campcraft.
- Subject units:
- Uniformed public service employment
- Outdoor adventure activities
- Equality and diversity
- Health & Safety
- Health and Hygiene
- Service Routine
- Health and Fitness
- English and maths:
If you don’t already have GCSE English and maths grade 9-4 (A*-C), we will work with you to help you develop your maths and English skills.
- Work experience
- Personal development skills, study skills and employability skills
- Additional vocational learning and qualifications:
Trips and exhibitions will form a key part of the course and you will have the opportunity to attend various trips and expeditions, including army days, multi-day expeditions, team building events and visits to local public services.
- You will study to achieve additional qualifications/awards in a range of different activities including:
Emergency First Aid
You will be assessed via a variety of methods, including discussions, presentations, practical demonstrations, workbooks and written tasks.
You will gain:
- Uniformed Public Services NCFE Level 2 Diploma
Plus: English and maths qualifications if required
On successful completion of this study programme you could progress on to the Uniformed Public Services Level 3, or apply for relevant job roles in the public services.
To take part in this study programme you will be required to pay a fee of approximately £45 for required clothing. Any trips/visits will need to be paid for nearer the time.
All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses are still free if you’re under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. If you’re over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at www.bedfordcollegegroup.ac.uk/finance.
If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Find out more at www.bedfordcollegegroup.ac.uk/loans. You can also pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable.
Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.
Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.
We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 to order your copy.