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Uniformed Public Services — NCFE Level 1 Diploma

Public Services

Course ID: 164291

Course Year: 21/22

What to expect from the course

This exciting course is delivered through a mixture of practical, theoretical and work-related tasks and activities. The purpose of this qualification is to provide a basic insight into the uniformed services as a potential area for employment but also open many other doors. You will work with talented tutors and serving members of the Uniformed Public Services. You will have the chance to ask questions, explore employment and receive advice relevant to your chosen career path. The subjects you will study are wide ranging, engaging and enjoyable which will enable you to show off your practical and academic ability. You will learn about:
• employment opportunities
• well-being and physical fitness
• team working skills
• self-discipline
• health & safety

In our safe and supportive environment, you will achieve anything you put your mind to and reach your next steps!

As part of the course you may also be required to study English and Maths to develop your employability skills.

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed continually throughout the year by coursework culminating in a portfolio. There is scope to work independently, as a team and practically

Why study with us?

Excellent grades within the Uniformed Public Services department.

Range of practical activities offered including water and land based.

National Citizenship Award - includes a week residential.

Duke of Edinburgh - nationally recognised award.

Guest speakers from industry - army, police & fire service.

Links to Merseyside Police - public order training, cadets, police specials.

Trips to London and Houses of Parliament.

City centre based.

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

A gym, including treadmills and exercise bikes.
Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

Successful completion of this course may lead to progression onto a variety of Level 2 courses, employment or training in your chosen profession.

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

For our Level 1 Uniformed Public Service course there are no prerequisite qualifications.

Please note that any student not achieving a Level 4 in GCSE Maths/English will resit these GCSEs alongside their main College course.

Some elements of the course will require you to consent to partaking in physical activity but this will be finalised upon enrolment.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t already hold a qualification equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, and you need to study at Entry or Level 1 to progress to Level 2, you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £18,135 a year? You may also qualify to join this course for free. To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for21/22 is 994.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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