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BTEC Extended Diploma, Level 3

Public Services

The UK’s Public Services sector is one of the largest employers in the country. It works to develop and implement government policies and helps deliver a huge range of services. This is a physically demanding course that is designed to examine careers in the uniformed services. The course is designed to provide specialist work related qualifications that will help you develop the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to prepare for employment in the Public Services e.g. Police, Fire Service, Security, Prison Services or the Armed Forces.* Through a wide range of activities the course will also develop and support leadership, management and team-building skills, vital for working in the modern dynamic world of employment.

*Course subject to change

You will study a variety of areas including:

• Law and the Legal System

• Politics and Government

• International Perspectives

• Physical Fitness

• Leadership and Teamwork

• Citizenship and Diversity

• War, Conflict and Terrorism

• Crime and its Effects on Society

In addition, there may be a number of residential visits, trips and expeditions throughout the course, as well as the opportunity to gain additional qualifications such as the Basic Expedition Leaders Award and Practical Leadership skills.

Many of our students progress on to Higher Education to study Criminology and related topics, such as Law, Sports Science and range of Teaching degrees. Whilst others have pursued careers with HM Revenue & Customs and joined the services.

Standard Level 3 vocational entry requirements apply. The minimum requirement is at least five GCSEs at Grade 4 OR at least 3 GCSE subjects at Grade 4 alongside alternative GCSE equivalent requirements. At least one of Maths or English Language must be Grade 4 and neither lower than Grade 3.

You must be physically fit.

Please note: If you have not achieved a Grade 4 or above in GCSE English and/or Maths you will be required to continue studying these alongside your college course.

A combination of coursework and exams