Uniformed Public Services — NCFE Level 1 Diploma

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Course information

This is a one year course for 16 and over which is designed to equip students with the essential skills needed when considering a future working in the uniformed public services, such as:
• Fire Service
• Royal Air Forces
• Navy
• Prison Service
• Army
• or the Police.
The aim of the course is to give a realistic insight into each of the roles and responsibilities of the Uniformed Public Services and to prepare students for the unique challenges that working life in the UK’s public services brings.
There are two elements to the course, the first is practical based and includes subjects such as team-building and fitness activities, the second is around classroom based research in subjects such as crime and its effect on society.
On this course you will study:
• Public Services Skills
• Career Planning for the Public Services
• Improving Health & Fitness for Entry to the Uniformed Services
• Employment in the Uniformed / Public Services
• Sport & Recreation in the Public Services
• Crime and Society
• Law and its effects
• Citizenship
• Leadership and Teamwork
You will benefit from trips and visits spending time with the Armed Forces and the Civilian Uniformed Services. You will gain essential work experience which we will secure you a place on throughout the course. We deliver a number of educational trips, from fire stations to court visits. We invite key speakers from all areas of public services for you to gain insight into their job role and help you decide which career you want to pursue. Our teaching staff are highly qualified and are from all areas of industry, such as experience from senior positions in Merseyside Police, the RAF and Army. The tutors use their experience to ensure you are supported throughout your studies with us and feel confident in your next step.


• NCFE Level 2 Diploma Public Services

• NCFE Level 2 Job and Interview Skills

This course leads to...

This course can lead to our BTEC Level 3 Diploma Public Services or other Level 3 sector related qualifications. It can also lead to Apprenticeship provision or employment in related areas.

Entry Requirements

• You must be aged 16-18 and have 3 GCSEs at Grade D or above, including English. You will also need Maths at Entry Level 3 (GCSE F-G standard).

• All applicants will need to complete a satisfactory interview and an Initial Assessment.

• You should show a genuine interest in the study of public services, be disciplined and committed to working hard.

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Further Information...

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You can contact us online via applications@liv-coll.ac.uk or call us at any point on 0151 252 3000 with any queries you may have – we’re here to help.


Course ID: 158256

Course Year: 19/20

Course Duration: 1 Year


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 £15,736 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 applications@liv-coll.ac.uk.

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