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Public Services Level 3

Course title: Public Services Level 3 Course level: Level 3
Qualification: BTEC Diploma Awarding body: Pearson Education Ltd.
UCAS code: Not applicable Academic year: 2018 - 2019
Course delivery: Full-time Course length: Two years
Venue: Broad Oak Centre


The modules are taught by specialised staff and will involve lectures, practical, presentations and research. As a public service student, you are expected to be active, enthusiastic, disciplined, motivated and have a genuine interest in a career in the public services.

This qualification will provide you an opportunity to focus on the development of personal skills, and wider skills such as discipline and teamwork in a public service context. We have tailored this course to suit the demands of our students and is designed to inspire and motivate you towards your next step.

Modules and units

You will study a variety of modules over the two year programme these include:

  • Custodial care services
  • Land navigation by map and compass
  • Leadership and teamwork in the public services
  • Outdoor and adventurous expeditions
  • Planning and management of major incidents
  • Understanding discipline in the uniformed public services.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above in English and maths or Level 2 in Sport or Public Service. You will also be required to participate in a college interview and show a keen interest and commitment to having a successful career in the public services.

Applicants who have not achieved at least a grade C/4 in English and maths will continue to study these subjects alongside their chosen college course.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by a variety of methods throughout your programme. Assessment is via coursework, practical assessments, case studies and presentations.

Progression and employment

This Level 3 course attracts UCAS points to progress to further study at degree level in Sport, Outdoor Education or Public Services or you could go straight into employment in one of HM Armed Forces, The Police, Fire and Rescue Service, HM Prison Service, Border Force or other public service employment.

How much will the course cost me?

This course is free of charge for 16 – 18 year olds. There may be an additional cost for trips and equipment but this will be disclosed prior to starting your course.

How do I apply?

You can apply online (see apply now button), call 01254 354354 or pop into our College to collect an application form.

Additional and key information

There will be the opportunity to take part in Duke of Edinburgh Scheme and a National Citizen Service qualification.

You will also have the opportunity to visit the Imperial War Museum and Crown Court, take part in an Army residential, Fire and Rescue Service, canoeing, climbing, caving, hill and mountain walking.

If you have any queries please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance Team on 01254 354354 or email

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