Public Services

Do you have the discipline and determination it takes to work in the uniformed public service industries? Find out by signing up to one of our courses. Focusing on key services including fire and rescue, the police, ambulance, prison services, customs and excise and the armed forces you’ll be given a realistic introduction to what working life is really like in the uniformed services and get the skills to prepare you for this type of work.

What will you do?

Lessons include a mix of class-room based study and outdoor activities, expeditions and group work. You’ll learn about the demands of working in the different service industries, sport and recreation, improving health and fitness, navigation skills, as well as communication skills, team work, time management and problem solving.

Reasons to join us:

Our courses will help you to develop your employability skills to make the transition to public service life easier. You will get the opportunity to work with real serving public service personnel and to take part and complete the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Vocational

Life in the uniformed services means that you will need to be disciplined, determined and able to take the lead in sometimes difficult and dangerous situations.

If you want the challenge, excitement and reward of life in the RAF, Royal Navy, Merchant Navy, Army, Royal Marines or the ‘blue light’ services (Fire Service, Police) or to go to university this could be the course for you.

Our qualifications will give you the best chance of entry through initial training.

If you prefer a less formal career, another option could be working in the outdoor activity industry as an instructor.

Public Services Diploma (Level 2)

 

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Duration: One year
Attendance:
Full-time
Starting date: September 2020
Location: Bede Sixth Form

What will you do?

Lessons include a mix of classroom based study and outdoor activities, expeditions and group work. You’ll learn about the demands of working in the different public service industries, improving health and fitness, outdoor activities as well as communication skills, team work and time management.


How will you learn?

You will learn through a range of practical units followed by opportunities to practice and develop skills and experience outside of the classroom environment, including residential Public Services ‘look at life’ trips, adventure activity courses and other educational trips.


How are you assessed?

This course is assessed through assignments and a range of practical assessments.


You need: 

Take a look at our prospectus to see our entry requirements and how our study programmes work.


What kit/uniform do I need?

All Public Service students will be expected to wear an SRC Bede Sixth Form T-shirt, along with tracksuit bottoms or shorts and suitable footwear.


 

What’s next?

On successful completion of this course you can progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Public Services.


Reasons to join us:

  • You will develop employability skills perfect for working in the public services.
  • You will get the opportunity to work with real serving public service personnel.
  • You will have the opportunity to take part and complete the Duke of Edinburgh awards.

What our students say:

“The opportunities presented for students are fantastic, you really get a good insight into life in different services.”

“The teachers come from a mixture of military and other public service backgrounds, and all have an amazing work ethic. They can identify those who really want to and will thrive, and the course offers an amazing amount of opportunities.”

“The staff have the best outlook on life, and there’s always a point to everything they do or ask you to do.”

“It’s a nice working environment, where everyone has a good work ethic and wants to do well and get something out of it.”


How do I apply/enrol?

Head to our website and complete our simple online application form: www.stockton.ac.uk/apply

Alternatively, you can find a hard copy of our application form at the back of our prospectus. Complete this and post it back to us, or hand it in at our Reception.


What will you do?

Lessons include a mix of classroom based study and outdoor activities, expeditions and group work. You’ll learn about the demands of working in the different public service industries, improving health and fitness, outdoor activities as well as communication skills, team work and time management.


How will you learn?

You will learn through a range of practical units followed by opportunities to practice and develop skills and experience outside of the classroom environment. This could include residential Public Services ‘look at life’ trips, adventure activity courses and other educational trips.


How are you assessed?

Written assignments and observation of practical performance by subject tutors.


What else do you need to know?

You will expected to have excellent levels of attendance and punctuality. You are also required to participate fully in all of the activities included on the main study programme.


What's next?

The next stage would be to enrol onto the level 3 in Public Services. You will need a Merit profile overall to step up onto the level 3 programme.


What kit/uniform do you need?

All Public Service students will be expected to wear a SRC Bede Sixth Form T-shirt, along with tracksuit bottoms or shorts and suitable footwear.

Public Services Diploma (Level 3)

 

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Duration: One year
Attendance: Full-time
Starting date: September 2020
Location: Bede Sixth Form

What will you do?

Lessons include a mix of classroom based study and outdoor activities, expeditions and group work. You’ll learn about the demands of working in the different public service industries, improving health and fitness, outdoor activities as well as communication skills, team work and time management.


How will you learn?

You will learn through a range of practical units followed by opportunities to practice and develop skills and experience outside of the classroom environment, including residential Public Services ‘look at life’ trips, adventure activity courses and other educational trips.


How are you assessed?

This course is assessed through assignments and a range of practical assessments.


You need:

Take a look at our prospectus to see our entry requirements and how our study programmes work.


What kit/uniform do I need?

You are expected to wear a Bede Sixth Form t-shirt along with tracksuit bottoms or shorts and suitable footwear for active learning.


 

What’s next?

This course opens up a wide range of possibilities for you, including going on to university or directly into working in the public services. Some of our previous students have gone on to join the British Army, Royal Signals, Royal Navy, Royal Marines, and Fire Service. Other students have gone on to university to study Policing and Paramedic Science and work in the outdoor adventure industry.


Reasons to join us:

  • You will develop employability skills perfect for working in the public services.
  • You will get the opportunity to work with real serving public service personnel.
  • You will have the opportunity to take part and complete the Duke of Edinburgh awards.

What our students say:

“Students get as many opportunities as possible, and all of the things we learned on the course have helped in some way.”

“The expeditions that we took part in were challenging, but the teamwork and determination we learnt has stuck with me.”

“Taking part in things like the Remembrance Day parade and tactical training experiences with the police and fire service have all helped with my organisation.”

“Garreth has two phrases from the armed forces that he uses a lot: “Cheerfulness in the face of adversity”, and “Improvise, adapt, overcome”. I use those all the time, changing the plan when I need to both in the fast-paced environment at work and in my own life.”


How do I apply/enrol?

Head to our website and complete our simple online application form: www.stockton.ac.uk/apply

Alternatively, you can find a hard copy of our application form at the back of our prospectus. Complete this and post it back to us, or hand it in at our Reception.

Public Services Extended Diploma (Level 3)

 

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Duration: Two years

Attendance: Full-time
Starting date: September 2020
Location: Bede Sixth Form

What will you do?

Lessons include a mix of classroom based study and outdoor activities, expeditions and group work. You’ll learn about the demands of working in the different public service industries, improving health and fitness, outdoor activities as well as communication skills, team work and time management.


How will you learn?

You will learn through a range of practical units followed by opportunities to practice and develop skills and experience outside of the classroom environment, including residential Public Services ‘look at life’ trips, adventure activity courses and other educational trips.


How are you assessed?

This course is assessed through assignments and a range of practical assessments.


You need:

Take a look at our prospectus to see our entry requirements and how our study programmes work.


 

What kit/uniform do I need?

You are expected to wear a Bede Sixth Form t-shirt along with tracksuit bottoms or shorts and suitable footwear for active learning.


What’s next?

This course opens up a wide range of possibilities for you, including going on to university or directly into working in the public services. Some of our previous students have gone on to join the British Army, Royal Signals, Royal Navy, Royal Marines, and Fire Service. Other students have gone on to university to study Policing and Paramedic Science and work in the outdoor adventure industry.


Reasons to join us:

  • You will develop employability skills perfect for working in the public services.
  • You will get the opportunity to work with real serving public service personnel.
  • You will have the opportunity to take part and complete the Duke of Edinburgh awards.

What our students say:

“Studying Public Services at Bede really helped build my confidence. The staff taught me to have more faith and trust in myself.”

“Support for students is outstanding”

“There is never a dull moment on the course.”


How do I apply/enrol?

Head to our website and complete our simple online application form: www.stockton.ac.uk/apply

Alternatively, you can find a hard copy of our application form at the back of our prospectus. Complete this and post it back to us, or hand it in at our Reception.