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.

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FdSc Policing, Criminology & Forensic Psychology

By 2020, all new police officers in England and Wales will need to be educated to degree level. The FdA in Policing, Criminology and Forensic Psychology will provide you with a combination of captivating and thought-provoking modules and practical application in order to develop key skills crucial for a career in the Police Service. Other areas that this degree could provide onward qualification in Forensic Psychology, or a career in the National Probation Service or HMP Prison Service. This programme prides itself in active learning and providing invaluable experiences to ensure the learning environment is engaging.

Course delivery by academic and policing experts, trips and experiences such as court and prison visits, Durham history of crime walk, Crime Scene Investigation scenarios, law and debating workshop at the Houses of Parliament, with scope for trips abroad including an Auschwitz tour.


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Attendance: Full time

Duration: Two years

Starting date: September 2019

Location: SRC Bede Sixth Form


What will you do?

This qualification is for individuals who wish to pursue a career in the Police Service or Criminal Justice System.

Year 1

  • Exploring the Criminal Mind and Behaviour
    (20 credits)
  • Police Skills and Practice
  • Victims and their Offenders
  • Criminal Law and Punishment
  • Introduction to Forensic Psychology and Investigation
  • Research Methods and Statistical Analysis

Year 2

  • Policing and the Criminal Justice System
  • Inside the Interview Room: Investigation analysis
  • Behind Bars: Investigating the Prison Experience
  • Deeper Issues in Criminology
  • Small-Scale Research Project in Policing

How am I assessed?

You will be assessed through various methods including assignments, short exams, practical assessments/scenarios and work experience evidence.


You need:

Entry requirements for this programme are 72 UCAS points achieved through an A-Level or BTEC course. A previous course linked with policing studies, public services or law is preferable, although qualifications in other areas may be accepted. Due to the nature of the programme, candidates will need to provide a written reference. This can be an academic reference or from a work based mentor or supervisor. This will demonstrate appropriateness to undertake and cope with the academic requirements. Levels of maturity and commitment to the course and professional development will be evaluated from reference material and during the interview process.


What’s next?

You could progress to the BSc (Hons) Police Studies (Top-up) with one further year of study at Teesside University. After completion of the programme learners will meet the requirements for the police. The programme is also recognised by the College of Policing as an entry route into the service. Other progression routes include the prison service, criminal justice system or, by completing further psychology qualifications becoming a forensic psychologist.


What else do I need to know?
Applicants will require an interview to secure a place on this programme. The Foundation Degree runs over two years, with a guaranteed place at Teesside University to study on the BSc (Hons) Police Studies (Top-Up) programme. The whole programme will result in your achieving a full Bachelor’s degree in policing.


Fees and Applications:

Apply and check fees online via the SRC homepage.


For Further Information Contact:

  • Heidi Lindsay

phil.cummins@stockton.ac.uk

  • Karl Johnson

karl.johnson@stockton.ac.uk


Apply online at www.tees.ac.uk.


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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


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: 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