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Level 3 NCFE Introductory Certificate to Public Services

Full Time

Course Overview

This one-year course provides you with the foundation skills and knowledge to prepare you for employment or more likely higher level study for entry into the services. You will learn about employment in the uniformed services, physical fitness, team-working, health and safety, health and hygiene, equality and diversity, undertaking adventurous activities and competitive sports.

It will provide you with an insight into the practical qualities you will require, not only for uniformed services, but also for employment in general.

Course Content

The course covers a wide range of subjects including:

  • Investigating Employment in the Uniformeed Services
  • Physical Fitness for the Uniformed Services
  • Develop Team working and Problem solving Skill
  • Health  and Safety in the Uniformed Services
  • Health and Hygiene in the Uniformed Services
  • Follow Service Routine
  • Exploring Equality and Diversity for the Uniformed Services
  • Undertake Adventurous Activities
  • Participate in Competitive Sports

Learners will have the opportunity to visit a variety of public services and will also gain knowledge of the industry from a wide range of speakers. To enhance employment opportunities the course may also have additional qualifications built into the programme.

Entry Requirement

  • GCSE English and maths at grade 3 or above, or Level 1 Functional Skills, or completion of our Future Pathways course.


The course is continuously assessed with assignments, projects and case studies.Learners will develop a responsible and co-operative approach to working on your own and in groups, using practical activities and presentations.

Where does this course lead to

This course is a recognised route into a Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Public Services. Learners should aim for a merit or distinction grade at the end of the course to ensure progression.

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Course Outline

Course Code: JF81
Study Mode: Full Time
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: 07/09/2020
Duration: 30 Weeks
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