What is it?
This course will provide you with a range of skills and boost your confidence for further study/training and employment. It will focus on the public services and the important roles they play but what you learn can be applied to a very wide range of future routes.
Why study this subject at Blackpool Sixth?
We have excellent links with all the main public services and the armed forces. The course is taught in a dynamic and engaging way with plenty of ‘real life’ experience.
What skills will I develop?
- Working with others/ group management
- IT skills
How will I be taught?
Classes are student led with a variety of activities, guided by outstanding teachers linked to sensitive and real life scenarios. You will have to opportunity to attend trips with different armed services.
How will I be assessed?
All internal assignment are assessed through coursework with a variety of assessment methods from videos, presentations, blogs and posters: 75%.
Externally assessed task based assessments: 25%
You will be led by teachers who have been teaching Public Services 5 years, with a teacher who specialises in this sector.Outstanding teachers with 7 years experience as a Firefighter. Staff who are have been an expedition leader for 6 years working alongside Mountain Rescue personnel during the Duke of Edinburgh Award and previous experience within the Army Reserves.
Field trips, projects and employability opportunities
We are a ‘Live Learning’ course which enables us to have strong links with our employers/partners in which they will help teach and deliver criteria.
Opportunities to learn about the Prison Service and the Army Reserves.
Where does it lead?
The pathway for development is varied for our learners. Most will progress onto a level 3 course here at the sixth form, most of which move onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Uniformed Public Services (however, a very wide range of courses at the college are available). Some learners go direct into employment with most joining the armed forces and some go on to apprenticeships.
Pe kit, polo shirts (provided).
What will I study?
Unit 3 Employment – Learners will get a true understanding of the application process for a career within Public Services whilst researching current roles. The process will ready the learners and prepare them to complete the process of application from start to finish.
- Standard requirements for the Route3 programme.