This two-year course will provide you with a broad understanding of how the public services are funded and run, together with the roles and responsibilities that are required in each of these areas.

You will be assessed on your general coursework which is an even mix of practical and theoretical, and the course will prepare you for progression to university in a similar subject to help improve your employment opportunities.

You will also develop your physical fitness, levels of self-discipline and ability to lead others. Interaction with serving public service personnel is a big part of the course as this will give you first-hand experience of what a prospective career in your chosen service may look like.

You will study units such as:

  • Career planning for the public services
  • Teamwork and leadership
  • Citizenship and diversity in British society
  • Improving physical fitness for entry into the services
  • Planning and management of major incidents
  • Land navigation by map and compass
  • Outdoor adventurous activities.

There will be opportunities to attend a wide range of team-building activities, and take part in off-campus visits to related organisations such as the Police and Fire Service, Army, RAF, Royal Navy and the Royal Marines.

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School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies.

If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. Find more information on Advanced Learner Loans on our website.

If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived:

  • Universal Credit
  • Income Support

You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course).

* If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement.

It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

For any questions about fees, remissions and entitlements, please contact our helpful Careers Team on 01329 815 200.