Uniformed & Public Services - National Foundation Diploma - Level 3

Further Details
Course Code
LP01393
Location
Deeside
Duration
Full Time, This is initially a 1 year full time course with a second year extension for the Extended Diploma.
Department
Uniformed Public Services
Start Date
05 Sep 2022
End Date
23 Jun 2023

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Course Overview
The course will develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed in preparation to join a chosen Protective Service organisation. Those organisations include Criminal Justice and Offender Management establishments such as the Police, Prison Service or Border Agency. The Fire and Rescue Service or the Armed Services such as the British Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy; or alternatively further study within a related area at University.

In this course you will study a variety of theoretical and practical mandatory topics such as Citizenship and Diversity, Behaviour and Discipline in the Uniformed Protective Services, Physical Preparation, Health and Wellbeing and Teamwork, Leadership and Communication in the Uniformed Protective Services; whilst optional units will include an Introduction to Criminology and Professional Development in the Uniformed Protective Services.

All students will study for their Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification at advanced level and will be expected to undertake a Global Citizenship Challenge. Additionally, they will also be expected to volunteer for community engagement activities as part of a Community Challenge.

Learners will also be working to improve their literacy and numeracy throughout the course.
Learners will be assessed through a range of methods including exams, written assignments, oral presentations, practical activities and other skill development exercises. Assessment on this programme will be continuous and achievement can be either at Pass, Merit or Distinction level.

During the course, learners will benefit from visits to various Protective Service establishments (subject to availability) and receive visits from voluntary agencies and organisations relevant to their career and this programme. Additionally, there will also be visits by personnel from a wide variety of Uniformed Protective Services including the Police and Armed Services.
5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including Maths and English/Welsh (1st Language).

For progression learners – successful completion of a level 2 course at Merit level or above and working at the equivalent of GCSE grade C/4 in Maths and English is required.

At Coleg Cambria we would encourage you to do the very best that you can in your exams. The better your grades the more options you will have, and may result in you gaining entry onto a higher level course.
The course will be an ideal base for progression into either Police apprenticeships, Fire and Rescue Service apprenticeships, Armed Service apprenticeships or alternatively Higher Education; in a variety of disciplines including the FdSc Criminal Justice with Offender Management degree.

Former students have studied subjects as diverse as Criminal Justice, Policing Studies, Sport, Psychology, Sociology, Criminology or a HND in Public Services.

It will also be a particular benefit for individuals who wish to enter and pursue a career in the British Army, the Royal Air Force, the Royal Navy, Prison Service or the Border Agency.
Some courses may require equipment and/or uniforms to be purchased. Please see attached equipment list for further information.
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