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Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Non-Uniformed Public Services

This course is designed to provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to launch a successful career within the public sector.

You will explore what drives people to commit crimes, the legal system and the current response to global issues such as terrorism. You'll also develop a thorough understanding of human rights and how technology is used in public sector organisations.

There is also the opportunity to take part in a range of events and activities, in addition to hearing from special guest speakers with years of experience in their chosen professions.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take two years to complete.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following:

  • Citizenship, diversity and the public services
  • Government policies and the public services
  • Leadership and teamwork in the public services
  • Public service data interpretation
  • Enhancing public service delivery through the use of ICT
  • Physical preparation, health and lifestyle
  • International institutions and human rights
  • Understanding the impact of war conflict and terrorism
  • Outdoor and adventurous expeditions
  • Skills for land-based and adventurous activities
  • Skills for water-based outdoor and adventurous activities
  • Crime and its effects on society
  • Planning and management of major incidents
  • Extended research in public services
  • Current and media affairs in public services
  • Practical team sports
  • Instructing physical activity and exercise

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed through a combination of assignment work, observations, practical activities and presentations.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and maths.

English and maths forms an important part of your future, ensuring you achieve the best success in your chosen career. But don't worry, if you haven't got the desired grades, we will still have a course available for you.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2017), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please click here.

However, if you are 19+, course fees are dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible for funding. For more information, please click here.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will have the opportunity to progress onto University Centre St Helens with an FdA in Criminal Justice, leading to a BA (Hons), accredited by prestigious university partner, University of Chester. Alternatively, you may choose to study for a degree in criminology, social policy and administration or youth work and policing at another university.

This qualification could also lead to employment within the local government, HMRC, Department of Working Pensions, NHS and the Civil Service.

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Why study Public and Uniformed Services with us?

Employer Links

Strong employer links with uniformed and non-uniformed services.

Leading Recruiter

Leading North West recruiter for the RAF (Platinum Partnership Award).

Support and Preparation

Support and preparation for your next stage interview and fitness tests.

Guest Speakers

Special guest speakers such as the Royal Marines, Fire Service and Police Officers.

Develop Your Skills

Develop your teamworking, navigation and communications skills.

Improve Your Fitness

Build your strength, endurance and fitness levels in our gym, exercise studio and sports hall.