This course will help you investigate what it really means to be a firefighter or police officer and whether you would be right for the job. There are plenty of practical sessions for you to take part in including a Boot Camp in September when we will introduce you to the core principles of physical fitness, self discipline and team work. You will receive talks from a number of the armed services and visit them so that you can see for yourself what really happens in that uniform.
What can I do next?
- On successful completion of the level 1 and functional skills, you will be able to progress onto a Level 2 Diploma in Sport or Public Services
What will I be doing?
- You will be studying on the Foundation Learning Tier. This comprises of three components (45 credits in total) including; Vocational Subjects (e.g. Teamwork, Volunteering, Fitness), Functional Skills (Maths and English)
- Participating in theoretical and practical lessons which have been designed to help you explore a vocational area that you have an interest in or are curious about
- Attend a compulsory Boot Camp residential trip
- Participate in sport and fitness activities
Trips, visits and enrichment activities which include vocational guest speakers.
There may be additional costs to participate in these activities.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed continuously using a range of activities these will include, role plays, presentations, displays, discussions, written reports and case studies.
- Demonstrate determination and enthusiasm and demonstrate literacy skills at Level 1 or Entry Level 3.
- The outcome of your initial diagnostic assessment will also be taken into consideration when offering you a programme of study.
- Tuition fees may apply if you are 19 years or over on August 31st.
What do I need to bring?
- Full sports kit including correct footwear for running and physical activities
- Public Services uniform £105*
- Textbooks, pens and personal stationery
- Residential costs £200*
*Please note that these costs may be subject to change in line with inflation
Free to those under 19 on 31st August 2017. If you are 19 or over on 31st August 2017, have been a permanent resident in the EU for the last 3 years and are a fee paying new entrant, you will pay approx. £1500 tuition fee for a Level 2 qualification and approx. £3000 for a Level 3 qualification (these were the fees for 2016/17 and could be subject to change for 2017/18). Fee paying students continuing on the same course for a second year will be charged £1500 tuition fee for a Level 2 qualification and approx. £3000 for a Level 3 qualification (these were the fees for 2016/17 and could be subject to change for 2017/18). If you are aged 19-23 you may also be entitled to free training if the course you choose is your first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification.
You may also be required to pay an administration fee, exam fees, kit fee and an Awarding Body Registration fee if applicable. For these costs please contact our Information Centre.
Kit fee - £105 (this was the fee for 2014/15 and could be subject to change for 2015/16).