Public Services

NCFE Level 2 Diploma

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Public Services, NCFE Level 2 Diploma AF-PSRV2T-D(0000)001

Alton Campus

Type of study
Full Time, Vocational

Academic Year 2022-23 (1 years)

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This course will develop your fitness levels, team-building skills and report writing. You’ll take part in exciting trips and practical activities such as map reading and rock climbing. You’ll meet challenges both inside and outside the classroom and learn a disciplined approach to work.

Students often go on to study Level 3 Public Services, which gives them access to going to university, or join the Public Services as a career in the Civil Service, the Armed Forces, the Police, Fire and Ambulance Service and Apprenticeships with the Public Services including the Civil Service (GCHQ and intelligence services).

You should have achieved a grade 3 profile at GCSE. To study this course, you should also have an interest in working with people.

On this full time Public Services course, you will study the following:

  • Investigate employment in the uniformed services
  • Physical fitness for the uniformed services
  • Develop team working and problem-solving skills
  • Health and safety in the uniformed services
  • Health and hygiene in the uniformed services
  • Follow uniformed service routine
  • Exploring equality and diversity for the uniformed services
  • Carry out map reading and navigation
  • Undertake adventurous activities

Lessons in the classroom will include a mixture of formats including group work, individual activities, guest speakers, role plays, using case studies and some formal note-taking sessions. Outside of the classroom, you will take part in fitness training and a variety of practical teamwork activities which may involve getting wet and muddy.

100% coursework.

Essential purchase of textbooks :£20

Course specific clothing: £15 (approximately)

Trips to Public Services organisations and adventurous training activities such as paintballing, a week residential trip to Wales and many other activities linked to your development: £450

“HSDC provided me with the opportunity for autonomous study and the choice of subjects that I wanted to study, which helped me develop relevant knowledge as well as relevant skills for the workplace.”

Lucas Ratcliffe, A Level and CTEC student

“I owe the staff a lot and I wouldn't be where I am today without them.”

Tom Andrews, A Level Student

My experience at the college has been decent, I’ve met lots of people, its been great to be honest, I’ve really enjoyed it.

Oliver Smith, A Level student