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Introduction to Criminology and Public Services (Level 2)



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1 year

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Course Overview

Do you love adventure, solving problems and taking on challenges? This course could lead you to an exciting and fulfilling career in the military or uniformed services like the police, fire rescue, army, RAF and more. A wide range of activities will help you develop the skills and qualities essential for your career, such as teamwork, communication, problem solving, navigation and drill. You’ll build your understanding of the fitness and personal commitment required for the uniformed services, and of the importance of health and hygiene in those roles. You will have the opportunity to explore the scientific study of crime and criminals and the impacts criminal behaviour can have on society. You will investigate the concepts, theories and perspectives which categorise criminology. Throughout this Level 2 qualification, you’ll build an understanding of the sector and investigate your career opportunities, including taking a mock interview for a uniformed service. By the end of the course, you’ll feel prepared to study further and progress towards the entry requirements for a specific service.

What will I learn?

Mandatory units:
- Public Service Skills and Support for the Community
- Employment in Uniformed Public Services
- Aspects of crime
- Criminal Justice System, Crime and Social Groups

Optional Units:
- Active/outdoor Ed based/Unit 6 links to L3 Public Servcies
- Health and Fitness for Entry into the Uniformed Public Services
- Expedition and Land Navigation Skills

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

You will be continually assessed through practical observation and written assignments and will be required to do some directed self-study outside of classroom hours. You'll put together a portfolio of work and you'll also be assessed on your attendance, punctuality and physical fitness. The qualification is graded between pass, merit and distinction.

Entry Requirements

- 4 GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above, including English and maths, or successful completion of a relevant subject at Level 1.
- You should be physically and mentally fit, enthusiastic and willing to work hard.
- You will need to attend a selection day and interview at the College.

Additional Costs and Information

Expeditions and outdoor activities form a crucial part of the course and are compulsory – these cost £200. You will also need some personal items, such as a waterproof jacket, trousers and rucksack for use during some of the expeditions and activities.

You will need to purchase uniform for the course, which costs approximately £74. This is available through the College’s online shop.

The College offers financial assistance for these costs for learners who are eligible to receive it. Contact our customer services team at the College for further details and a bursary application form.

You will be required to undertake a minimum of 30 hours of work experience with the British Army. This is also a physically demanding course that will require continual fitness training and testing.

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