Public Services

This varied programme has links with key public services and offers opportunities for confidence-building activities and trips.

Fact Sheet

Level 1 – This course offers an introduction to a healthy, active lifestyle and outdoor activities. Classroom sessions will develop your maths and English, they will also focus on your study and employability skills.

Level 2 – Suitable for those who want to work in active leisure or to pursue careers in the public services. It has a practical emphasis whilst developing organisational and leadership skills required for employment in outdoor and active pursuits as well as careers in public services. You will continue to develop maths and/or English if required and also gain an award in Sports Leadership or Stewarding.

Level 3 – This course provides an excellent and varied programme, giving access to a degree or other higher education or to a wide variety of careers within the uniformed public services. You will gain the additional qualification, Level 2 Award for working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry providing opportunities for work and gain valuable skills for future employment.

Key elements:

  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Independent Thinking
  • Research Skills
  • Career Development
  • Responding to Incidents
  • Fitness Testing
  • Expedition Skills
  • Maths & English
  • Work experience
  1. Gain and develop important life and industry skills.
  2. Great links with key public services.
  3. Chances to take part in adventurous activities and trips.
  4. Gain additional transferable qualifications.
  5. Well experienced and supportive staff.

British Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Policeman, Fireman, Emergency Services, Prison Service, Security, Stewarding, PCSO, Community Warden, Events Management and Planning

What can I go on to do?

  • Enter employment
  • An apprenticeship
  • Progress to a degree programme or other higher education programme

If you are aged 16-19 and have not achieved GCSE grade A*-C in English and maths, any programme you choose will require you to continue studying English and maths.

Joao Bravo

Joao first joined GYC as a level 1 Public Service student who successfully progressed through level 2 onto the extended diploma in Public Services.

Through his hard work and good grades, Joao was offered a place at Lincoln Bishop Grosseteste University to study a BA (Hons) in Psychology.

During his time at GYC he won student of the year 2013 at the Further Education Awards. Joao was recognised for his overall achievement and contribution to college life.

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