Level 2

Public Services Level 2 Diploma

Duration Age Group Study Year Available Locations
1 YEAR SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 2020
Thurrock Campus
1 YEAR SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 2020
FREE* Southend Campus
Duration Age Group Study Year Available Locations
1 YEAR SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 2020
Thurrock Campus
1 YEAR SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 2020
FREE* Southend Campus

Overview

If you are thinking of a career in the public services sector, this course could be ideal for you. It is the perfect course to find out more about the public services and what you would need to know to join them.

This is a full-time, Intermediate Level 2 qualification in which you study a whole range of subjects that give you a great understanding of public services.  The course is designed to give you a good underpinning knowledge of the public services and develop some essential skills that you will need in the future. 

In addition to the main qualification you will study functional skills.

You will learn in a variety of ways, from traditional class activities and lessons to practical activities such as working in teams.

Predicted Grades

Please be rest assured that we will continue to make an offer based on your predicted grades or by alternative assessments for entry conditions based on your circumstances.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSEs at grade 3/grade D in maths and English, or
  • Public Services Level 1 Diploma plus maths and English at level 1, or equivalent
  • Successful attendance at interview event

Course Structure

  • Working in public services
  • Career planning for public services
  • Basic first aid principles
  • Community and cultural awareness
  • Crime and society
  • Planning own fitness programme
  • Adventurous activities 
  • Emergency incidents in public services
  • Carrying out a public services project
  • Working in a team
  • Volunteering in public services
  • Effective communication in the workplace
  • Development of personal fitness
  • Assisting the public 
  • Interview skills
  • Maths and English

 

We expect all our public services students to wear a uniform when they attend college. The uniform consists of black trousers/skirt (not jeans) with black shoes and a golf shirt and/or fleece with a South Essex College logo. The polo shirt/fleece will be purchased via the college. As an alternative to the black trousers / skirt and black shoes you may choose to opt for smart black combat trousers and plain black trainers. Apart from pen and paper, you also will need clothing suitable for the fitness and sports units. Most students will experience a residential visit, so a sleeping bag, suitable walking and bad weather clothing will be expected.

Assessment & Feedback

  • Portfolio of evidence

Course Cost

School Leavers, Full Time:
School Leavers, full time: FREE

FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment

What Next...

  • Public Services Level 3 Extended Diploma