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Extended Diploma in Public Services (Uniformed) Level 3

Ashington Campus
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EDEXCEL Extended Diploma in Public Services (QCF) Level 3

Start Date:
10 September

Who is the course for?

The course is suitable for those that wish to learn how the Uniformed Public Services work. Those that are interested in a career in the emergency services, armed forces, judicial services or who wish to advance onto the Extended diploma in Uniformed Public Services. The Extended Diploma gives you a greater understanding of the Uniformed Public Services. This qualification carries UCAS points and can help you gain access to university. Students have gone onto study, politics, law and criminology. Gaining the equivalent of 180 UCAS points can help you enter officer training.

Do I need any formal qualifications?

You should have four GCSEs at Grade C or above or a relevant Level 2 Qualification.

A Subsidiary diploma plus 30 extra credits achieved with a full first year completed.

What will I study on the course?

You will further develop your skills to prepare you for progression to higher education or employment in the uniformed and public services industry. You will study units including teamwork, leadership, planning and response and criminology.

Throughout the course you will have activities with agencies which could include the: Army, RAF, Royal Navy, Emergency Services, and Outdoor Education.

The course runs for 4 to 5 days per week over one year for Subsidiary and two years for the extended.

Your progress will be assessed by a range of methods including practical assessments/ observations, written assignments, and identification tests. The course is 100% course work.

You may also have the opportunity to complement your studies with other qualifications that will help you gain employment, including:

- Health and Safety

- Volunteering

- Duke of Edinburgh Awards (Bronze or Silver).

EDEXCEL Extended Diploma in Public Services (QCF) Level 3

After completing the year 1 you could either progress on to year two (as long as all course work is completed and you have an acceptable attendance and behaviour record) or look to gain employment into the uniformed services. After completing year two you could apply to university to study, law, politics or criminology. You could also look to gain employment into the uniformed services

Many of our learners study for free with a Fee Waiver when they are in receipt of qualifying benefits or studying a first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification and meet age restrictions or are aged between 16-18.

If you are not entitled to a Fee Waiver, you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help with paying your course fees, or if you are aged over 19 and planning to study at Level 3 or 4 and have not previously studied at Level 3 or above you will be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan that covers the costs of your tuition fees. The loan will not cover the cost of any examination / registration fees and these will need to be paid for separately, or you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help cover the cost.

All learners may also apply for help with the cost of travel to college and the college may be able to help with the costs of childcare, travel, books, equipment and meals.

For more information our Help Hub team is available on 01670 841 200 or email helphub@northland.ac.uk.

How can I apply for this course?

Apply online by clicking here and registering, alternatively please contact our Help Hub on 01670 841 200, email helphub@northland.ac.uk or drop in to one of our open events.

Alternatively, if this is the course for you please click Book and Enrol Now – please note this option is only available for certain courses.

Where can I get any further information about the course?

You may find further information within this website including within case studies and our media gallery. You may also come along to an open event – dates of college events are listed here http://www.northumberland.ac.uk/events/

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