The course is an ideal opportunity to develop your knowledge of the uniformed public services and prepare you for your career in this area. You’ll explore government, policies, leadership, causes of crime and behaviours in the public sector.
This particular course is a vocational course equivalent to one A-Level. You will need to choose two other subjects to study alongside this Public Services course.
Government, Policies and the Public Services
This unit enables you to develop your knowledge and understanding of the UK government policies and the democratic election process. It also enables you to demonstrate the process of developing government policies and how these policies impact on the public services.
Citizenship, Diversity and the Public Services
The aim of this unit is to provide you with knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to become thoughtful and informed citizens and public service employees. The unit is designed to develop an awareness of rights and responsibilities and respect for different religious, ethnic and national groups within UK society.
Crime and its Effects on Society
This unit will give you a knowledge of current UK crime and disorder legislation and the sentences and orders available to the criminal justice agencies. You will also develop knowledge of the effects of criminal behaviour on communities and an understanding of how society works to reduce crime, disorder and antisocial behaviour and to support the victims and witnesses of crime.
The aim of this unit is to enable you to develop an understanding of discipline and demonstrate self-discipline in the uniformed public services. You will develop a knowledge of conformity, obedience and the complex nature of authority. You will also explore the concept through theory research and practicality.