Emergency, Uniformed and Public Services

  • Level 1 / 2 First Extended Certificate

  • 1 year full-time

Have you thought about a career in the police, armed forces, ambulance, fire or rescue services? Public services is a huge employment source with more than 5.4 million people working in the public sector across the UK.

Our courses will help you develop the personal qualities which the public services require. Communication and personal responsibility are key attributes for any career in the uniformed professions.

This course will introduce you to the work of the Emergency, Uniformed and Public Services e.g. Police Service, Fire and Rescue Service, Military and Prison Service.

You will participate in a mixture of classroom-based written work and practical indoor and outdoor activities, along with taking part in outdoor pursuits and adventure training such as rock climbing and caving.

You will gain the skills, knowledge and understanding you need to progress towards higher qualifications or employment within the Emergency, Uniformed and Public Services.

Modules may include:

  • The role and work of the Public Service
  • Working in the Public Service Sector
  • Carrying out a project in Public Services
  • Citizenship, society and the Public Services
  • Crime and its effects on society and individuals
  • Land navigation by map and compass
  • Preparing to respond to emergency incidents
  • Health, fitness and lifestyle for the Public Services
  • Adventurous activities in the Public Services

Please note, units may be subject to minor changes.

You will also develop a number of skills including numeracy, literacy and digital skills throughout the course, and study towards the Welsh Baccalaureate.

Please note, equipment / materials costs may apply to this course.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways which could include assignments, external examinations, case studies, practical assessment and continual class assessment.

3 GCSEs at grade D or above. Equivalent qualifications are accepted, including a Pass at Level 1.

If you are successful at Level 2, you will be able to apply for progression onto Level 3 courses.

This course will provide you with a wide range of employment skills for work in, or alongside, the Uniformed Public Services.

Skills such as teamwork, communication and leadership are also highly desirable in all career choices.

Enrolment fee: £40

Course-related fees, eg materials/equipment: £250*

*This cost is approximate and is subject to change. Some costs may be payable to the College and some may be payable to external suppliers. Further details can be obtained by contacting hello@bridgend.ac.uk. There may be support available towards these costs; please visit our website for more information.

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

This course will introduce you to the work of the Emergency, Uniformed and Public Services e.g. Police Service, Fire and Rescue Service, Military and Prison Service.

You will participate in a mixture of classroom-based written work and practical indoor and outdoor activities, along with taking part in outdoor pursuits and adventure training such as rock climbing and caving.

You will gain the skills, knowledge and understanding you need to progress towards higher qualifications or employment within the Emergency, Uniformed and Public Services.

Modules may include:

  • The role and work of the Public Service
  • Working in the Public Service Sector
  • Carrying out a project in Public Services
  • Citizenship, society and the Public Services
  • Crime and its effects on society and individuals
  • Land navigation by map and compass
  • Preparing to respond to emergency incidents
  • Health, fitness and lifestyle for the Public Services
  • Adventurous activities in the Public Services

Please note, units may be subject to minor changes.

You will also develop a number of skills including numeracy, literacy and digital skills throughout the course, and study towards the Welsh Baccalaureate.

Please note, equipment / materials costs may apply to this course.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways which could include assignments, external examinations, case studies, practical assessment and continual class assessment.

3 GCSEs at grade D or above. Equivalent qualifications are accepted, including a Pass at Level 1.

If you are successful at Level 2, you will be able to apply for progression onto Level 3 courses.

This course will provide you with a wide range of employment skills for work in, or alongside, the Uniformed Public Services.

Skills such as teamwork, communication and leadership are also highly desirable in all career choices.

Enrolment fee: £40

Course-related fees, eg materials/equipment: £250*

*This cost is approximate and is subject to change. Some costs may be payable to the College and some may be payable to external suppliers. Further details can be obtained by contacting hello@bridgend.ac.uk. There may be support available towards these costs; please visit our website for more information.

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

Pencoed Campus, Pencoed, CF35 5LG

This campus is home to an extensive range of subject areas: Land-based, Construction, Sport and Public Services along with our brand new state-of-the-art STEAM Academy for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths.

The campus has great facilities such as a 3G sports pitch, modern equine areas, sports hall and conditioning gym. Located on the outskirts of the village of Pencoed, this campus also offers local amenities and transport links within easy reach.

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