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Introduction to Public Services

The Study Programme covers the skills needed to work in public services, this can include both the Uniformed Services (Fire, Army, Police, Navy, Airforce) and other services for example Ambulance Service Paramedics and Ambulance Technicians.
Tameside Training Centre

The Public Services qualification covers the skills needed to work in the public domain. This can include both the Uniformed Services (Fire, Army, Police, Navy, Airforce) and other services like the Ambulance Service Paramedics, Ambulance technicians etc.

Your Study Programme will be tailored to meet your needs and will include one of the above vocational qualifications plus a combination of qualifications which can include Essential Digital Skills, Employability Skills, Health and Safety and Maths and English (if needed). You will also be given the opportunity to complete a work placement/work experience whilst studying with us.

When does the course start?

13 September 2022

However, this course can be started at any point during the academic year. 


What does the course cover?

The course covers a range of topics that are important within public services including:

  • Crime and the impact on communities
  • Skills and behaviour whilst in employment
  • Sports, fitness and recreational activities
  • Responding to incidents.
What will I achieve?

On successful completion, you will achieve a Level 1 Award or Certificate in Introduction to Public Services.

You will also achieve one of the following qualifications:

  • Employability Skills
  • Customer Services
  • Digital Skills
  • Maths and English (if required)


What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements for this Study Programme.

Prior to enrolment, you will complete an assessment, and the outcome of the assessment will decide which level you will be enrolled on.

How much does the course cost?

This course is free to young people aged between 16 to 18 years of age.

When will I attend?

You will be given an Individual Timetable - usually 3 days or 6 sessions per week but can vary depending on the level you are working towards.