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Public Services BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
Study Mode
Full Time 
Practical Assessment 
Public Services 
Course Code:
Entry Requirements
5 GCSE - C and above including English Language

Public Services BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

This course is an introduction to the work of the uniformed public services and offers you the opportunity to develop the skills and personal qualities needed for further study or employment.

About the Course

The course is designed to equip students with a practical and theoretical foundation for careers in the uniformed public services such as the police force, fire service and armed forces. Students will gain an understanding of this industry in general and an insight into the various career options available to them.

Key Units

  • Government, Policies and the Public Services
  • Leadership and Teamwork in the Public Services 
  • Citizenship, Diversity and the Public Services 
  • Understanding Discipline in the Uniformed Public Services
  • Fitness Testing and Training for the Uniformed Public Services

Entry Requirements

5 GCSE - C and above including English Language


Practical Assessment and Coursework

Future Opportunities

Future opportunities include full time employment or higher education, including a Foundation Degree in Public Services Policing Studies which is taught at Hillsborough Campus.

Tell Me More

The course is 70% theory with 30% practical element.
Course enrichment activities include visits, training days and residential courses. A wide range of public services organisations come into college to give presentations and work with the students on major incidents, navigation and communication technology and give them an insight to their chosen career and experience.

Extra Costs

The cost of £50 is required for assessed outdoor activities and there is an approximate cost of £90 for compulsory uniform, which should cover two years wear.