Public Services Level 3 (17/18)

Public Services is an aspect of everyday life –Police, Fire, Paramedics, Armed Forces and Prison and Probation services. Our courses provide the perfect foundation for you to embark on your future career in Public Services. We offer you opportunities through various exercises to give you the knowledge, as well as the physical and mental strength to develop an exciting career providing essential services to millions of Britons each day. This course will enable you to develop a range of high level work and life skills including leadership, teamwork, problem solving and decision making that will prepare you for your chosen career within the Public service sector. You will be given opportunities to visit working public service establishments seek advice regarding the best career choice for you. All your tutors have Public Service experience and will support you throughout your course.

  • What will be studied
    You will study a wide range of content all designed to prepare you for life in the workplace, this includes leadership and teamwork, citizenship and diversity, Government policies and the public service, fitness and outdoor activities. You will receive tutorials covering aspects such as safeguarding, British values and diversity.
  • What are the entry requirements?
    To apply for a place on this highly popular course, you need to hold at least 4 GCSEs or equivilant at grade \'C\' or above, preferably including English and Maths. You should be able to work as part of a team as well as being independent and willing to experiience and explore new things
  • Where does this course lead to?
    Progression from the 90 credit diploma leads to a 2nd year on an extended diploma 180 credit course.
  • What qualifications will be gained?
    At the end of the first year you will achieve the 90 credit diploma in Public Services, (equivalent to 3 AS levels) this leads in to the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services on completion of year 2. This is equivalent to 3 full A levels.
  • How will this course be delivered?
    The course is delivered over 3 days through different methods including presentations, practical actiity and demonstrations, 1:1 support and tutorials and group work. Extended hours will be required when attending day visits and residential trips.
  • How will I be assessed?
    You must complete all 8 Units in the first year programme in order to achieve the 90 credit Diploma. There are 5 core units which must be completed in the first year of the 90 credit diploma, with 3 specialist units. The second year of study on the Extended Diploma covers another 9 Units. Assessment is via continual assessment using practical assignments, physical tasks, course work, presentations and class work in each unit. You will be awarded a Pass, Merit or Distinction grade for each completed Unit.
  • How to get a place?
    Apply online. Places on the course are offered by meeting entry requirements, and course interview with one of the tutors.
  • Other Information:
    During the first year you will take part in two residential visits together with numerous day visits to public service establishments. Fitness and outdoor activities form another aspect of the course. Course fees of £250 and a course polo shirt and Hoodie are required to be purchased from our on line supplier.
  • Exam Board:
    180 credit extended diploma. Possible career choices within Fire, Police , Ambulance, Armed Forces, Local Authority.


Start Date : September 2017 End Date : June 2018 Fee : N/A
Day : Monday Time : 17 hours weekly course hours, plus any additional hours required during visits and residential trips. Fee Description : N/A Duration : 1 Year
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