Course overview

Entry to Uniformed Public Services City of Bristol College

The Entry to Uniformed Services Diploma is a one-year, full-time course which will prepare you to join a variety of public services. This includes the police, the fire service and the military. You will gain insight into the roles, responsibilities and associated standards and skills which public services demand.

This course will also prepare you to access higher-level learning in a related field.

Dates and applications

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Entry to Uniformed Public Services SBSA and Construction Centre
Bristol
Course Code
LMF1173D01-1
Dates
05/09/2022 - 27/06/2023
Duration
1 years
Days
Groups (mixed days)
Hours per week
10.80
Start Time
09:15
Location
SBSA and Construction Centre
Fee
This course costs £993. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
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Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
LMF1173D01-1 05/09/2022 - 27/06/2023 1 years Groups (mixed days) 10.80 09:15 SBSA and Construction Centre
This course costs £993. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
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Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is for young people aged 16-18.

If you are interested in joining the public services, in an active or administrative role, or you are interested more generally in the role played by public services in society, then this could be the right course for you.

What you'll learn

Units include Public Service Fitness, Outdoor Activities, Health and Safety and Teamwork & Leadership which are assessed through practicals, presentations, teaching, written assignments and external assessment.

Students who do not have GCSE English and maths at grade 4 or above will also be supported to resit these subjects to achieve progression to employment or the Level 3 Uniformed Services Extended Diploma.

Course entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 3 (D), including maths and English. Alternatively, you may have successfully completed another vocational qualification at Level 1 and achieved Level 1 Functional Skills in maths and English. Evidence of excellent attendance, punctuality, reasonable fitness and a track record of effort, and a commitment to study is essential.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

You will learn from our experienced and supportive teachers through a mix of classroom work, practical activities and visits, and will also undertake volunteering or work experience. You will be assessed in a variety of ways to give you the best opportunity to demonstrate your skills throughout the year. This will include, for example, fitness tests, observation of practical activities and course work assignments. Maths and English will be assessed through tests and exams.

Future career and study opportunities

Your next steps will depend on the level of learning and personal development which you reach and the qualifications you have gained. You could progress to a Level 3 course, or you might prefer to go directly into employment. We will support and guide you to achieve your potential and your goals.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery. For the level 2 Uniformed Public Services you will be required to purchase COBC branded activity wear. You will contribute towards a gym membership and you will be provided with outdoor clothing for your practical aspects of the course. This is also included in your course fee.

If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

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