When & Where

Suitable For

  • All age groups are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes (course free to 16-18 year olds)
  • Course Code K22ESWC07A

What you will learn

Are you someone who thrives working as part of a team? And are you a community focussed person looking for a career where you can help people? If so, public services is the course for you and the North Kensington Centre is the place to be! We have designed a brand new curriculum that will support you to gain the skills, knowledge and experience to successfully join the hugely diverse uniformed public services. The uniformed protective services sector is diverse and encompasses uniformed public services such as the police service, the fire and rescue service, the armed services and the prison service. These public services are organised and financed by the government to benefit society. There is a wide range of occupations for graduate entry across the uniformed protective services, including roles in the police service and the armed services. This qualification focuses on, but is not limited to, the uniformed protective services such as the police service, fire and rescue service, armed services and prison service. This practical and assignment-based course covers?different disciplines in the public services. It is taught by staff who have worked in the police, prison?and armed?services, fire and rescue. You will study optional units in addition to seven mandatory units:
• Unit 1: Citizenship and Diversity
• Unit 2: Behaviour and Discipline in the Uniformed Protective Services
• Unit 3: Global Affairs, the Media and the Uniformed Protective Services
• Unit 4: Physical Preparation, Health and Wellbeing
• Unit 5: Teamwork, Leadership and Communication in the Uniformed Protective Services
• Unit 6: Government and the Protective Services
• Unit 7: Planning for and Responding to Emergency Incidents

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Citizenship and Diversity
  • Physical Preparation, Health and Wellbeing
  • Responding to Emergency Incidents

Class format and activities

The course is made up of a variety of modules that include both practical and assignment-based assessments covering the range of different disciplines in the public services. You will also take part in community volunteering and fundraising drives, as well as targeted fitness training to prepare you for uniformed public services. There are two external assessments, which are set and marked by Pearson.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including English and maths. A Level 2 qualification in an appropriate subject area will be considered if accompanied by a good reference for attitude, behaviour, attendance and punctuality.

What you need to know before you enrol

Work experience will form an essential part of your study programme. Start making enquiries with public services local to you to see if they accept work experience students.

What you need

You should arrive to your lessons prepared to learn with pens, pencils and writing pad. All other resources and materials you need will be provided. In the event of teaching moving online, you will need a computer with internet access for online lessons on a daily basis. Some additional fees are required to cover costs of trips and activities required to take place to gain criteria to pass this course and you will need to purchase a uniform to take part in the drill sessions.

What you can do next

BTEC Nationals attract UCAS points. Successful completion of this course will enable you to progress onto higher education or enter the workforce. Career routes include?emergency, security, border and prison services, Armed Forces, community leadership.