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Public Services - Entry to Uniformed Public Services Level 2 Study Programme

Wakefield College

Margaret Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2DH

Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Level 2
Health, Public Services and Care

Course Summary

Life in the public services can be challenging, rewarding, interesting, and exciting and you will require a variety of skills, knowledge, and expertise to succeed. This course/programme will help you develop all these qualities and give you an introduction to careers within this sector, whilst providing you with many other attributes such as communication and leadership skills, teamworking skills and confidence, that are vitally important in all uniformed public service roles.

Future Career and Earning Potentials: Police Officer

£20K-£60K Prison Officer £20K-£60K Soldier £15K-£35K(Source: National Careers Service)

Please Note: Work placement opportunities will be available at all levels. (This make it sound as though there will be placement opportunities within the services which is unlikely.)

Work placement and voluntary work opportunities are part of your programme which will help transfer the skills you have gained into the working environment.

Course Details

What you will study

Level 2

• Undertake Adventurous Activities Follow Uniformed Service Routine

• Carry out Map Reading and Navigation

• Investigate employment in the uniformed services

• Physical fitness for the uniformed services

• Develop team working and problem-solving skills

How will it be delivered?

There are continuous assessments throughout the course. These consist of projects, presentations, physical demonstrations and written assignments. You may also be required to sit a controlled assessment as part of the course requirements; this will aid and develop your time management and rational thinking skills that will help you in your future career.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs 9-3, including English or Maths


Level 1 Public Services plus English or Maths GCSE grade 3 or Level 1 equivalent

Your next steps...

Further study

On completion with the appropriate pass and English and maths grades you can progress through the levels. After level 3 previous students have undertaken degrees in law, public policy, criminology, peace studies, psychology, sociology and many more.

Wakefield College also provides the opportunity to continue your studies onto our Foundation Degree in Public Sector Management programme offered at our City campus.

Career Opportunities

Entry into public services careers such as the Armed Forces, Police, Fire Service, Coastguard, Prison Service, Customs or other public organisations.

Additional information

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