Public Services Diploma (Level 3)
Duration: One year
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.
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.
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.