The Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Public Services is a one year programme will give you an insight into the different uniformed services, from fire-fighters, the army and the police to mountain rescue. This qualification will help you understand the importance of team work and effective communication within the Public Services. The natural progression is to the Year 2 Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services
As a student on this course, you are eligible to apply for one of our Sports Academies. To register your interest, please complete our online form in addition to the general course application form.
Course ContentThis course provides learners with an excellent grounding in the skills and knowledge needed for a career in uniformed services or progression on to the next level.
The units covered include:
- Leadership and Teamwork in Public Services
- Crime and its Effect on Society
- Understand the Impact of War, Conflict and Terrorism on Public Services
- Planning and Management of Major Incidents
- Health and Lifestyle for the Public Services
- Responding to Emergency Service Incidents
- Current/Media Affairs in Public Services
Learners will also be offered the opportunity to study Functional Skills/GSCE Mathematics alongside their BTEC.
Entry RequirementsFour GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, which must include English Language and Mathematics or a Level 2 NCFE Entry Diploma in Uniform Services at Distinction grade plus successful completion of GCSE Maths and English (or equivalent), an excellent reference and a successful interview.
International Entry Requirements:High School Leaving Certificate at grade C or above or comparable qualification. IELTS 5.0 or equivalent English Language Certificate. Satisfactory reference.
Duration and Delivery
ProgressionEmployment into various uniformed and non-uniformed public services e.g. the army, police, firefighters and custodial care or progression to Higher Education.
Additional InformationEarly application is advisable as this course is very popular. Information regarding days of attendance and enrolment date will be given at advice and guidance sessions. A contribution charge of £155 will be payable to cover resources (including gym membership and polo shirt) and field trips (price based on 2013/14). Also there is an additional charge of £450; this cost is for a residential trip for a week for the second year.