Public Services: Entry to the Uniformed Services Level 3 Full-time (FPUB)

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code BC185
Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


The aim of our course is to give a realistic insight into the personal and professional skills needed to be an effective member of todays Public Services. Students will also learn about the values and attitudes needed for working in this challenging, but unique sector.


The programme consists of a combination of lectures, practical activities, oral presentations, tutorials, individual research and group work. Speakers from other relevant organisations will also visit classes. As part of the course you will be expected to undertake a range of outdoor activities, including visits to various public services, e.g. Army, RAF, Magistrates Court. You will also take part in expeditions which may involve overnight stays.

In addition to general class work, you will be expected to use a range of textbooks for research purposes, as well as the IT facilities in the Learning Resource Centre. You will also be encouraged to take part in the college sports teams and recreational sporting activities within the structured college programme.

Course themes:

Preparation for a career in the

uniformed services

Crime scene investigation

Developing leadership skills

How will I be assessed?

What equipment will I need?

Where will I study?

What can I do next?

How will it be delivered?

Assessment will occur continually throughout the programme. You will have unit assignments to complete and will be assessed on your group and individual work. You will also have time-constrained assignments, as well as oral presentations.

Entry requirements

You will require five GCSE’s at grade 4 or above including GCSE English together with a good school report Alternatively, you will have successfully completed NCFE Level 2 Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services plus GCSE English at grade 4

You will be required to complete a favourable interview

A good general level of fitness is desirable

A good standard of general health is necessary. Most chronic conditions (e.g. asthma, epilepsy) would prevent an individual from successfully applying for many of the Public Services. For detailed guidance, please see the recruiting office in your chosen area

Your next steps...

On completion of this programme you can apply for a career in any of the public services. This may include; the Police Service, Ambulance Service, Fire and Rescue Service, Army, RAF, Royal Navy, Customs and Excise or Prison Service. Alternatively you may be able to progress onto a Level 4 Higher Education course at Barnsley College Higher Education, or other university.