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 2021-22 (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 normally have achieved a grade 3 profile at GCSE. For GCSEs which remain with the old grading system, a grade 3 is equivalent to a grade D.

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:

  • The Role and Work of the Public Services
  • Working Skills in the Public Service Sector
  • Citizenship, Society and the Public Services
  • Crime and its Effects on Society and Individuals
  • Adventurous Activities in the Public Services
  • Preparing to respond to emergency incidents
  • Land Navigation by Map and Compass
  • Sport and Recreation

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.

80% coursework, 20% exams (two exam papers).

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

You take control of your own learning…the college were really helpful and always willing to do anything and go that extra step to help me get my grades.

Scarlette Tiller, A Level student

I would say it’s a college that really balances academia with fun, there is lots of extra-curricular stuff that you can get involved in. It has a really good work/life balance.

Laura Hagedorn, A Level student

Everyone at the College was really helpful, and there’s lots of facilities, meaning it’s very easy to get your work done on time, and get good grades. The teaching and support was excellent, they were always on top of it, and made sure you got work done on time and you were challenged. Everyone is friendly and its really diverse, meaning you can get involved in lots of different things.

Conor Ward, BTEC student