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Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Public Services

This advanced level course will improve your CV when applying for employment in a public service role or when progressing on to university.

You will be learning about leadership, teamwork, understanding the impact of war, conflict, terrorism, police powers and the custodial care services (prisons).

You will also take part in practical activities such as team sports, outdoor adventure activities and train in the gym/sports studio to improve your health and physical fitness.

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

The course will start in September and offers a one-year, 90-credit diploma route or a two-year, level 3 extended diploma route.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following units:

  • Government, policies and the public services
  • Leadership and teamwork in the public services
  • Citizenship, diversity and the public services
  • Understanding discipline within the uniformed public services
  • Physical preparation, health and lifestyle for the public services
  • Fitness testing and training for the uniformed public services
  • International institutions and human rights
  • Skills for water and land-based outdoor and adventurous activities
  • Crime and its effects on society
  • Understanding the impact of war, conflict and terrorism on public services
  • Planning and management of major incidents
  • Career planning in the public services
  • Police powers in the public services
  • Behaviour in public service sector employment
  • Employment in the uniformed public services
  • Custodial care services (prisons)
  • Aspects of the legal system and law making process
  • Practical team sports
  • Exercise, health and lifestyle

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed through a combination of assignments, projects, case studies, practical exercises and tests. There are no final examinations on this course.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have five GCSEs at grade 4 (equivalent to grade C) or above, including English and maths.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2018), 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.

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

Once you have successfully completed this course, you will be able to apply to university including the FdA in Criminal Justice, at University Centre St Helens, leading to a BA (Hons), accredited by prestigious university partner, University of Chester.

You could also apply for employment within public service roles, which we will help and support you to do.

Ref: Grant Williams

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.