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Public Services

Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Public Services

Full Time

Course Overview

Year one: Level 3 BTEC 90 Credit Diploma in Public Services
Year two: Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Public Services

This two-year advanced level course will give you a thorough grounding in all areas required for entry into the uniformed services or for higher level study at university. You will learn about government, policies and public services, leadership and teamwork, citizenship, discipline, fitness testing and training, human rights, and understanding the impact of war, conflict and terrorism.

Course Content

The course covers a wide range of subjects including:

  • 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
  • Physical preparation, health and lifestyle for the public services
  • International institutions and human rights
  • Understand the impact of war, conflict and terrorism on public services
  • Skills for land based and adventurous activities
  • Command and control
  • Career planning for the public services
  • Instructing physical activity and exercise
  • Skills for water based activities and adventurous activities
  • Crime and its effects on society
  • Responding to emergency incidents
  • Communication and technology in the uniformed public services
  • Aspects of the legal system and law making process
  • Exercise, health and lifestyle
  • Land navigation by map and compass

Entry Requirement

  • Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and maths, or completion of the Level 3 Introduction to Public Services.


The course is continuously assessed through assignments, projects and case studies. Students will develop a responsible and co-operative approach to working on their own and in groups. The course uses practical activities, presentations and involvement with personnel from the public services wherever possible.

Where does this course lead to

This course is a recognised route into Higher Education or employment in areas such as the armed forces, police service, fire service, ambulance service, HM Customs and Excise, outdoor activity centres, prison and security services and voluntary organisations.

UCAS points for this course:
Year one: Level 3 BTEC 90 Credit Diploma in Public Services
D*D* (84)
D*D (78)
DD (72)
DM (60)
MM (48)
MP (36)
PP (24)

Year two: Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Public Services
D*D*D* (168)
D*D*D (160)
D*DD (152)
DDD (144)
DDM (128)
DMM (112)
MMM (96)
MMP (80)
MPP (64)
PPP (48)

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Course Outline

Course Code: JF35
Study Mode: Full Time
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: 06/09/2021
Duration: 2 Years
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