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.
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You will also have the opportunity to continue with GCSE maths or English where you have not already achieved this.
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.
What areas will I study?
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.