Public Services Diploma

This BTEC Level 3 Diploma is a practical, work-related, two-year course for students who are interested in learning more about the public services. You may be wanting to pursue a career in the Police, Fire Service, Army, RAF or Navy. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands, and develop your leadership and teamwork skills by completing a range of activities. Your student experience will be enhanced by the fact that our teaching staff have strong academic and vocational backgrounds in public services. Still thinking about whether public services is for you? Visit Click here for more information about the sector. You will also have the opportunity to continue with GCSE maths or English where you have not already achieved this.
Learner:School Leaver (16-19 Full-time)
Subject:Public services
Duration:2 Year(s)
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About the course

You will gain a solid understanding of the skills and demands required for a career in the public services, learning about a range of subjects such as leadership, health and lifestyle, citizenship, politics and law. You will have the opportunity to take part in activities which will enhance your understanding of a career in the industry; for example, opportunities to go on residential visits to develop team work and leadership skills, or listening to a range of guest speakers from the Army, Navy and the Police during your studies. Students who study this course may choose to progress to the HND in Public Services or choose to enter employment. Some of our students are Special Police Constables whilst studying, giving them excellent experience and a good foundation for a career in the Police.

The course is made up of 12 units, core units include:
• Government, policies and the public services
• Team development and leadership
• Citizenship and diversity
• Understanding discipline
• Public service fitness Together with specialist units, taken from:
• Physical preparation for public services
• Police powers
• War, conflict and terrorism
• Major incidents
• Law and the legal system
• Custodial care You will also study English and maths if you have not already achieved these.

What do I need?

You will need: Minimum Merit grade in Level 2 BTEC Public Services and a successful interview. 4 GCSE s Grade 9-4 (A-C) including maths or English at grade 4 (C) and the other at grade 3 (D).

Where can I progress next?

On successful completion of the two-year course, you can move onto university level courses or employment. Opportunities are available to gain entry into a wide range of public sector occupations in both the uniformed and non-uniform sectors such as Local Government Administration, Customs and Excise, The Police Service, The Fire Service, The Armed Forces, The Military Police, Security or The Prison Service.

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Public Services Diploma
Bournville Campus (Longbridge)
Start date:
2 September 2024
Study mode:
Full Time
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