Course overviewEntry 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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|Course Code||Dates||Duration||Days||Hours per week||Start Time||Location||Fee|
|LMF1173D01-1||11/09/2023 - 02/07/2024||1 years||Date/Day(s) Being Finalised||10.80||09:15||SBSA and Construction Centre||Enquire Apply|
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.
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.
For guidance on which career path to take, to explore career options related to our courses, find out which careers are in demand, and then get the training you need.