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Public Services courses include outdoor activities and you will also work closely with a number of
organisations such as the Royal Navy, Army and Marines. Following the BTEC National Diploma course, you
can progress to a range of degrees or HNDs at University. You could also immediately embark on a career
Name: Alex Cain
in the Armed Services or Emergency Services
Age: 18 Course Title Course How long is What will I learn? What qualifications
Code Level the course? do I need?
Full Course Title: BTEC National Diploma Public Services
B4659 Entry to Entry 1 Year
You will learn about team No formal qualifications are
Next Step: Criminology and Sociology degree at
Public
working, fitness and first aid. required for this course but a
Liverpool University
Services
Improve your basic skills in
commitment to regular
English, Maths and IT.
attendance and good
behaviour is essential.
Comments:
B1062 First BTEC - 1 Year
You will study Public Service Foundation / Level 1
Diploma in Level 2
work, skills and fitness with four
qualification in a related
The BTEC National Diploma in Public Services
units from a choice of outdoor
subject, or 4 GCSEs at
Public
activities, crime and its effects,
grades A*-D including Maths
course was great. You’re always out doing different Services
and English.
sports and recreation, driving and
activities like rafting, biking, walking or taking part in
accidents, mapwork and
navigation, community and
days organised by the Armed Forces. In addition to cultural awareness and the law
this, you learn important topics that can help you
and the individual.
progress to a whole range of different careers.
I also got the chance to take part in fundraising
B1063 National BTEC - 2 Years
Study a variety of core subjects 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C
Diploma in Level 3
including working in public
including English, or a BTEC
events and help the College charity.
services, political awareness,
First Diploma in a related
Public
understanding authority,
subject.
Services expedition skills, international
perspectives and human
behaviour.
You will choose additional units in
areas such as health and fitness,
fires and accidents, law and
Did you know?
criminology, disaster and
emergencies traffic and transport,
Public Services students from Deeside College are the current
outdoor activities, crime and its
effects, map work and navigation.
holders of the UK wide Public Services Cup.
Career Paths
There are circumstances where having a criminal record may affect your future career in the public sector. If you have a criminal record, you may be eligible to
attend the course, but once completed, your career options in the public services may be limited as a direct result of the offence committed. You are not
Tutor Spotlight
Armed Forces
required to complete a Criminal Record Bureau check to attend this type of course, but you may wish to speak with a Student Services Adviser in confidence
about whether your criminal record would limit your career options. You can call 01244 834511 or visit in person at the Deeside Campus.
Police
Name: John Lewis
Ambulance
Background:
Fire Service
John joined the British Army at 17 and served until 1991, he
was involved in operations all over the world and had many
varied and interesting experiences during both peacetime
and times of conflict. John enjoys teaching Public Services at
Deeside College as it gives him the opportunity to pass on
his experiences and life skills to the students and hopefully
help them prepare for a career in the Public Services and
life in general. John particularly likes to see the change in
students on completion of the courses and how they have
Apply online at
developed and evolved.
www.deeside.ac.uk/apply
or if you want us to send you an
application form, text APPDC
and your name and address to
88020 (texts are charged at your
normal network rate)
NEED HELP? Call switchboard on 01244 831531 / Student Services on 01244 834511 or visit our website www.deeside.ac.uk Sports Scholarships available if you represent your County/Country. You don’t need to be studying sport to qualify please see page 57
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