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This two-year Level 3 course is focused on employment in the Uniformed Public Services including the Police, Fire, Ambulance, Prison Service and Armed Forces.

The course will seek to develop you academically and personally.

Not only will you gain a Level 3 qualification you will gain important employability skills, including teamwork, leadership, determination, life skills, confidence and integrity.

Pictured - Royal duties for EN Public Service students

Assessment

Assignments. Practical assessments, including witness testimonies, presentations and observation records.

Entry Requirements

Grade C in at least four GCSEs or equivalent. Preferred passes are in English, Maths and Science but these are not essential. You will be expected to have a ‘can do’ attitude and there is an emphasis on practical and teamwork activities.

Average GCSE Scores

Please note that for some of our courses, we require a minimum average GCSE score.
We use average GCSE scores to ensure our students enrol on courses where they have the greatest opportunity to succeed.

- - 9
A* - 8
A - 7
B - 6
C - 5
D - 4
E - 3
F - 2
G - 1

How to work out your average GCSE Score
To calculate your score, take your best eight GCSE qualifications which must include GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths. To work out each point score, add them all together and then divide the total by eight.

BTEC Firsts, CiDA, DiDA, Functional Skills Level 1/2, GCSE Short Courses, OCR Vocational & ECDL qualifications are not counted towards Average GCSE Scores however we do take them into consideration when assessing overall academic achievement and your suitability for BTEC and other vocational courses. 

There may be other requirements you need to meet, in order to enter EN on the desired programme you wish to study. If at any time you have any questions or queries please e-mail admissions@eastnorfolk.ac.uk. We will be happy to advise you further.

EN reserves the right to change our Entry Requirements to match the needs of our students.

Content

Year 1 units include:

  • Leadership and Teamwork in the Public Services
  • Government, Policies and the Public Services
  • Citizenship, Diversity and the Public Services
  • Understanding the Impact of War, Conflict, Terrorism
  • Volunteering in Public Services
  • Understanding Discipline in the Uniformed Public Services

Year 2 units include:

  • Physical Preparation, Health and Lifestyle for the Public Services
  • Exercise, Health and Lifestyle
  • Crime and its Effects on Society
  • Police Powers in the Public Services
  • Communication and Technology in the Uniformed Public Services

Outcome/Progression

You will have the necessary skills to apply for any of the public services: armed, emergency or one of the many other uniformed public services. The skills and knowledge developed throughout the year are transferable and can assist in gain employment with most employers. Alternatively, it provides the equivalent of 2 A-levels, which combined with other subjects, allows progression on to degree level courses at university many of which are based around the Public Services.

Course Information

Level

BTEC Level 3

Course Work

Exams

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