This course is a work-related one year study programme that gives you a balance of specific public service knowledge, understanding and skills.
Being a public servant requires good communication skills, leadership ability, compassion, discipline, and commitment to improving the lives of people in your community.
This programme aims to improve these essential skills and also gives you access to relevant public service professionals. Plus you will have the advantage of starting out on your chosen career path.
Finally, you will have the opportunity to improve your GCSE grades to a 3 or 4, plus the possibility to progress to our Level 3 course.
Why choose Brock for Teamwork & Leadership in the Community Level 2 Certificate?
At Brock all our Public Services courses have close ties with Hampshire Police and Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service. Representatives from these two organisations will regularly visit to update you about ongoing initiatives and recruitment processes.
You will be taught by former public service professionals who have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field. There is also an Army Cadet Force element, which facilitates field exercises, external trips, rifle range activities and leadership roles.
Teaching & learning
Course delivery is a mixture of traditional lecturing methods, witness statement activities, practical assessments, presentations and research projects.
External speakers from each of the public services regularly interact with individual classes, and groups will participate in frequent trips to places like Hampshire Police and locations of The British Army.
Practical elements include adventurous activities such as kayaking, archery and climbing, as well as expeditions that test your navigation and camping skills.
- Work on your leadership and teamwork skills to help you become a more effective all-round public service asset.
- Develop skills that will serve you well in land-based public service outdoor pursuits.
- Undergo fitness testing to give you an idea of where to set your personal fitness targets.
- Gain a detailed understanding of discipline, citizenship and diversity, which is what employers want to see.
- Participate in work experience through the Army Cadets.
- Improve Maths and English in preparation for a Uniformed Public Services application or progression to a level 3 course.
Minimum entry requirements
Four GCSEs grade D or grade 3 to include:
- English language at least at grade E (2)
- Maths at least at grade E (2)
If you have previously taken a foundation course you should have achieved at least a Merit.
What can I do with this qualification?
This course leads to a number of different public service-orientated opportunities.
For example, you may choose to go into the military in any one of a range of roles. Or you may wish to go into one of the ‘blue light’ services like police, fire and ambulance.
Some past students have taken roles in the Prison Service, the Probation Service and the UK Border Agency. Meanwhile, others have opted to complete a Level 3 qualification before launching their careers.
I arrived at Brockenhurst with the aim to develop my rugby game. Not only has my technical ability improved but my physicality, knowledge of the game and social skills have as well. This is due to the high standard of coaching alongside top quality facilities, high level games and being surrounded by great players with a similar ambition to me. In my first year of playing for the college, I got the chance to play in the regional final, under floodlights and in front of a large crowd. It was definitely an experience which left me wanting more.
Overall A Level pass rate
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Of students gained A* to C