Level 3 BTEC 90-Credit Diploma in Public Service

Course Code: 371AD3PS

Units may include:
•    government, policies and the public services
•    leadership and teamwork in the public services
•    citizenship, diversity and the public services
•    understand discipline in the public services
•    fitness testing in the public services
•    communication and technology in the public services
•    land navigation by map and compass
•    volunteering in public services.

During the programme, you’ll have the opportunity to increase your employability skills, undertaking various work experience placements and volunteer for community events. You may also visit indoor and outdoor activity centres, Hampshire fire stations and various public services training locations, such as Royal Navy dockyards. Trips could also include Command Training Centre Royal Marines Lympstone, the Breacon Beacons, Calshot and a residential trip abroad. Enrichment events include self-defence training, a boot camp with the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment and direct entry onto the Duke of Edinburgh ‘Gold award.

Details

Details

  • Venue Highbury Campus

  • Start Date 05/09/2018

  • 16-18 Tuition Fee i x 16-18 Tuition Fee See Costs and Payment for Details FREE

    19+ Tuition Fee i x 19+ Tuition Fee Fees may change. See Costs and Payment for details. £3245
    or FREE

    19+ Registration Fee i x 19+ Registration Fee Fees may change. See Costs and Payment for details. £225

  • Start Date 05/09/2019

  • 16-18 Tuition Fee i x 16-18 Tuition Fee See Costs and Payment for Details TBC

    19+ Tuition Fee i x 19+ Tuition Fee Fees may change. See Costs and Payment for details. TBC
    or FREE

    19+ Registration Fee i x 19+ Registration Fee Fees may change. See Costs and Payment for details. TBC


This course is designed for people who have completed a Level 2 qualification and wish to enter the uniformed emergency services or armed forces.
The diploma is a one year, full time programme. You will attend College approximately 16 hours a week from September to June, over three days a week Monday to Friday.
Assessment will focus on the following:
Written assignments
Test of knowledge
Practical demonstration
Task-based controlled assessment
Final portfolio presentation.
Level 3 BTEC (90-Credit) Diploma in Public Services.
You will need 5 GCSEs at grades 8-4 (A-C), including maths and English.
Evidence of previous work experience would be useful. A willingness to work in the industry and the ability to succeed are very important.
Upon successful completion of the course most students progress on to the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma Public Services – Uniform.
You can apply online at www.highbury.ac.uk or by calling (023) 9238 3131 and speaking to a member of the Information, Advice and Guidance team (option 3).

Fee guidance

General fee guidance (not including Apprenticeships, Foundation Degrees and HNC/HND’s)

Considerations

  • 19+ Tuition Fee indicates the cost of the core tuition and materials required to complete the qualification. Please note these fees may change for 2017-18.
  • 19+ Registration Fee indicates the cost to register with the awarding body. Please note these fees may change for 2017-18.

For more information, please contact the College on 02392 383 131.

Courses below Level 3

You will usually not be expected to pay a fee if you are:

  • under 19 at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August)
  • aged 19 or over at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August) and are unemployed and in receipt of certain government benefits
  • aged 19–23 at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August) and are applying for a course Level 2 or below and do not already hold a full Level 2 qualification

If you are aged 19 over at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August) and are not in the above categories then you will usually pay the advertised fee.

Courses Level 3 and above

You will usually not be expected to pay a fee if you are:

  • under 19 at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August)
  • aged 19–23 at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August) and do not already hold a Full level 3 qualification

Advanced Learner Loan

If you’re 19 or older, you may be able to apply for a loan to help with the costs of a college or training course. The programme must be at Level 3 or Level 4 (such as Access). You won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £21,000 a year.

For more information or to apply please contact 0845 240 2024 or visit www.gov.uk/advanced-learning-loans.

If you’re unsure about taking out a loan and want to seek advice then you’ll have the opportunity to do so. If you want advice on managing your finances, the Money Advice Service, established by the UK government, can offer free, impartial money advice. Visit their website at www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk

Students who are not ordinarily resident in the UK should contact Highbury College to discuss unfunded fees.


Apprenticeships

Apprentices under 19 at the start of their Apprenticeship do not pay fees. Where the apprentice is 19 or over it is usual for the employer to cover the course fees.


Foundation Degrees and HNCs/HNDs

We’re completely open about all our costs and payments at Highbury. We want to make sure there will be no hidden charges or nasty little surprises when you least expect them – enabling our students to plan their finances well in advance. That means you can focus on your studies, instead of worrying about money (at least not when it comes to your course!) For full details, or for more information on funding your course – please click here.


Please note: The College reserves the right to change the fees before the start of the course, such a course of action will only occur in exceptional circumstances.

Terms and conditions

Confirmation

In these terms and conditions, the ‘Student’ signifies a person who has applied or enrolled on any type of learning provision offered through Highbury College. These terms apply to all website applications and once enrolled, the Student is deemed to have accepted these terms. Before you apply or enrol please be sure that you're clear about:

  • the level of study
  • the time you'll need
  • how the course fits into your qualification and career development plans
  • the resources you'll need access to
  • your payment options
  • the financial support available to you
  • the English language requirements for your study
  • whether your study plans are appropriate for your country of residence

Convictions

Relevant proceedings or ciminal convictions are only against the person, whether of a violent or sexual nature or offences involving unlawfully controlled drugs or substances.  Failure to declare information may result in disclipinary action being taken. If yes, please seek supplementary information from the college before completing.

Payment

You may not be required to pay fees, be eligible for a loan or have financial assistance. For more information please contact our Information Services team on 02392 383131 or click here.

Equality and Diversity

At Highbury College we are committed to fairness and equality of access, opportunity and outcome for all students.

We expect everyone who learns and works with us to treat each other with dignity and respect, regardless of individual differences in age, gender, gender identity, race, background, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

We aim to provide students with the best possible support. We explain more about the range of our services in our Disability Statement, available on our website and in our centres.

Disclosure of Disability

We want you to enjoy learning with us. If there is anything you wish to tell us, e.g. relating to a disability or medical condition, that may affect your learning or using any of our facilities, please contact the Head of Student Services on 02392 32 8950

Enrolment Requirements

Some of our courses require students to satisfy certain criteria before they enrol. Students should ensure they read all the information on the website about their specific course before enrolling. By enrolling via the Highbury College website, students are confirming they have read these details and meet any enrolment requirements specified on the Course Outline. If you have any concerns or queries about the content of the course or the requirements, please contact the Advice and Guidance Team on 02392 38 3131 Option4.

Course Fees

Current prices are published in our brochure and on the website. These prices are subject to change. The total price quoted is the amount payable in order to secure a course place. The total price includes tuition costs, examination fees, where applicable and in some cases, additional costs which relate to the particular course.

Course Cancellations by Highbury College

Courses usually run as advertised, but Highbury College reserves the right to alter or cancel courses in some cases. Students will be contacted and offered an alternative course if the original course they enrolled on is cancelled or closed by Highbury College. If no suitable alternative is available a refund can be requested.

Cancellation / Transfer Requests from Students

If a Student has enrolled via the Highbury website and wishes to cancel an enrolment or transfer to a different course they should contact Highbury College by emailing: info@highbury.ac.uk or by contacting the Advice and Guidance Team on 02392 38 3131 Option4.

Students will not be entitled to a refund unless the withdrawal from the course is due to exceptional circumstances (evidence maybe required) and then refunds will only be permitted if the withdrawal is within the first third of the course duration. A minimum charge of £50.00 will apply in any event.

Student Charter

A copy of our Student Charter is available from the College website. This sets out the services you can expect from Highbury College and what we expect from you.

Student Safety

At Highbury College all students are entitled to learn in an environment which is physically safe and free from abuse, as set out in our Student Charter.

Student Disciplinary Procedure

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Details

  • Venue Highbury Campus

  • Start Date 05/09/2018

  • 16-18 Tuition Fee i x 16-18 Tuition Fee See Costs and Payment for Details FREE

    19+ Tuition Fee i x 19+ Tuition Fee Fees may change. See Costs and Payment for details. £3245
    or FREE

    19+ Registration Fee i x 19+ Registration Fee Fees may change. See Costs and Payment for details. £225

  • Start Date 05/09/2019

  • 16-18 Tuition Fee i x 16-18 Tuition Fee See Costs and Payment for Details TBC

    19+ Tuition Fee i x 19+ Tuition Fee Fees may change. See Costs and Payment for details. TBC
    or FREE

    19+ Registration Fee i x 19+ Registration Fee Fees may change. See Costs and Payment for details. TBC


Qualification gained

  • 90-credit Diploma in Public Services (QCF)