Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Public Services - Outdoor Leadership Level 2 Diploma

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Course Code: FE0144-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: East Brighton Campus Start Date: September 2019 Duration: 1 Year Qualification: NCFE Diploma in Sport Level 2 Awarding Body: NCFE

Course aims

This is an ideal course to prepare you for life in the public and protective services.

Studying the Level 2 Outdoor Leadership course is an excellent way to develop your skills in teamwork and leadership. You will take part in a wide range of activities such as hiking, watersports and rock climbing, as well as learning the skills required to be an effective leader.

You will become skilled in delivering activities ranging from fitness sessions, teamwork and problem solving tasks and much more. 

The course will equip you with the experience and knowledge to plan, deliver and evaluate activity sessions as well as give you an understanding of the fitness requirements for different public services and how to reach them. 

Your organisational, communication, time management, group management and planning skills will be developed over the year so that you are ready for the next step of your journey in either education or a workplace. 

To see what the Public Services department get up to, check them out on Instagram: @brightonmetpublicservices

Entry requirements

Start at Level 2 if you have at least three GCSEs at grade 3 or or above, including English and maths.

If you do not have these grades, we have options for you. You could start on our Pathways course in Public Services and Sport, which would lead you onto Level 2 after completion.

Entry requirements

Course content

  • Developing personal fitness
  • Teamwork and leadership
  • Leading activity sessions
  • Navigation with map and compass
  • Planning outdoor adventurous activities
  • Expedition skills
  • Delivering an event

Why the MET?

This course offers an exciting and diverse college experience with expeditions, adventurous activities and trips.

The department has strong link with Sussex Police and throughout the year we welcome guest speakers from a range of relevant organisations.

Excellent enrichment activities are also available, including table tennis, badminton, recreational football, boxing, yoga, circuit training.

Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.

  • Direct access to the South Downs
  • Work experience coordinator
  • Fully equipped gym and sports hall
  • Links with local OAA providers
  • Links with Local council initiatives


Facilities

  • Fully-equipped free gym, sports hall, Astroturf and 3G pitches
  • Direct access to the South Downs
  • Off-site MET student deals at Boulder Brighton and Freedom Leisure Pools
  • Online access to resources and study support through the MET’s virtual learning environment
  • Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support
  • Access to quality teaching resources, rooms and studios
Facilities
  • Assessment
    • Practical assessment
    • Written assignment
    • Portfolio
    • Evidence based participation & leadership


Work experience

The course has excellent links with the public services, in particular Sussex Police, and our students can apply to do work experience with the Police to gain a valuable insight into their daily work life.

Recently our students have worked with East Sussex Fire and Rescue as volunteers in energy scenario simulations, and joined the Army Look at Life course, where students train alongside the Army for a full week.

Students are also expected to volunteer at various community events.

Brighton MET is keen to offer our students work experience placements, particularly with the increasing importance for students to complete placements as part of their study programmes across all industry areas.

This is an exciting opportunity for employers and students alike to gain something valuable with long term benefits for the business and for students.

What's next?

After successfully completing this course you may progress onto the Level 3 qualification, which is a 2 year course - Subsidiary and Extended Diploma in Public Services.

Public service work can also mean community-based roles such as teaching, social work, council or charity work and foreign aid work abroad. Our units such as citizenship and diversity will give you the confidence and proficiency needed for either route into employment.

Future careers include:

  • Armed forces (Army, Marines, Navy etc)
  • Fire Service
  • Police
  • Ambulance service
  • Immigration service
  • Prison service
  • Foreign aid work
  • Education
  • Adventure sector
  • Paintball
  • Volleyball group
  • Volleyball
  • Games
  • Marines
  • Pitch
  • Gym
Potential
Careers

Potential Careers

Senior police officer

Typical Tasks:

  • Liaises with senior officers to determine staff, financial and other short- and long-term needs.
  • Plans, directs and co-ordinates general policing for an area or functional unit.
  • Directs and monitors the work of subordinate officers.
  • Establishes contacts and sources of information concerning crimes planned or committed.
  • Directs and co-ordinates the operation of record keeping systems and the preparation of reports.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities -1.6% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £37,499

AVERAGE £62,478

POTENTIAL £109,493

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Active Learning
  • Mathematics

Senior officer in fire, ambulance, prison or related services

Typical Tasks:

  • Liaises with other senior officials and/or government departments to determine staffing, financial and other short- and long-term needs.
  • Prepares reports for insurance companies, the Home Office, Scottish Home and Health Department, and other bodies as necessary.
  • Advises on the recruitment, training and monitoring of staff.
  • Plans, direcst and co-ordinates an operational plan for one or more fire stations, attends fires and other emergencies to minimise danger to property and people, arranges for the salvaging of goods, immediate temporary repairs and security measures for fire damaged premises as necessary.
  • Plans, organises, directs and co-ordinates the activities of ambulance personnel and control room assistants, for the provision of ambulance services for emergency and non-emergency cases.
  • Interviews prisoners on arrival and discharge/departure, receives reports on disciplinary problems and decides on appropriate action, makes periodic checks on internal and external security, and provides care and support to prisoners in custody.
  • Advises on the interpretation of regulations concerning taxes, duties and immigration requirements and enforces these regulations through the monitoring of premises, examining goods entering the country to ensure correct duty is paid and establishing that passengers have the necessary authorisation for crossing national borders.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities -0.8% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £20,553

AVERAGE £38,669

POTENTIAL £71,682

Desired Skills:
  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Senior professional of educational establishments

Typical Tasks:

  • Considers staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term needs.
  • Arranges for evaluation of management, accounting, information storage and retrieval and other facilities.
  • Provides administrative support to the academic team.
  • Leads or contributes to decision making processes regarding curricula, budgetary, disciplinary and other matters.
  • Controls administrative aspects of student admission, registration and graduation.
  • Acts as secretary to statutory and other bodies/committees associated with the educational establishment.
  • Drafts and interprets regulations and deals with queries and complaints procedures.
  • Organises examinations, necessary invigilations and any security procedures required.
  • Arranges for the preparation and publication of syllabuses and other official documents.
  • Assists with recruitment, public relations and marketing activities.
  • Coordinates and maintains quality assurance procedures.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities -1.1% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £34,554

AVERAGE £63,687

POTENTIAL £97,208

Desired Skills:
  • Monitoring
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Probation officer

Typical Tasks:

  • Produces pre-sentence reports to the court about an individual.
  • Enforces court orders and serves the public by providing a wide range of supervision programmes for those in receipt of a community sentence.
  • Draws up probation plans with offenders and helps them follow it, advises them on any work and helps them with any family or social problems.
  • Works with prisoners in giving advice on problems such as drug and alcohol abuse, addressing training needs, finding work and getting accommodation.
  • Keeps accurate and comprehensive records.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 0.5% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £15,717

AVERAGE £25,292

POTENTIAL £35,646

Desired Skills:
  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring
  • Active Listening
  • Learning Strategies
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Learning
  • Mathematics
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