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 2019
Location: SRC 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. 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.


You need: 

To have achieved A*/9-D/3 grades in two GCSE programmes.


What 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 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.


How do I apply/enrol?

www.stockton.ac.uk/apply

Public Services Diploma (Level 3)

 

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Duration: Two years (Year one: Public Services Subsidiary Diploma, Year Two: Public Services Diploma)
Attendance: Full-time
Starting date: September 2019
Location: SRC 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. 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.


You need:

To have achieved A*/9-C/4 grades in at least four GCSE programmes.


What 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. You will also get the opportunity to complete the Duke of Edinburgh’s award alongside your main study programme.


What’s next?

Direct entry into the Public Services or on to Higher Education.


What kit/uniform do I 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.


How do I apply/enrol?

www.stockton.ac.uk/apply

Public Services Extended Diploma (Level 3)

 

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Duration: Two years
(Year one: Public Services 90 Credit Diploma, Year two: Public Services Extended Diploma)
Attendance: Full-time
Starting date: September 2019
Location: SRC 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. 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.


You need:

To have achieved A*/9-C/4 grades in at least four GCSE programmes, including GCSE Maths and English.


Why English and Maths matter…

Working in the public service industries your role could involve writing reports, understanding the law, filling in time sheets, working out rotas, calculating response times and medicine dosages.


What 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. You will have the opportunity to take part and complete the Duke of Edinburgh’s award.


What kit/uniform do I need?

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


What’s next?

Direct entry into the Public Services or on to Higher Education.


How do I apply/enrol?

www.stockton.ac.uk/apply