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Public Services BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 at Bradford College

Course description

If you enjoy working with people, a career in the Public Services is perfect for you. The course will give you a realistic introduction to work in any of the Uniformed Public Services including: Fire, Police, Ambulance, Prison, Customs and Excise or Armed Forces. You should be highly self-motivated, disciplined and punctual. The course is stimulating and varied, as it combines classroom-based study with exciting outdoor activity and group work.

Successful completion of Year One of the course leads to the award of a 90-Credit Diploma.

Course content

You will complete 180 Credits for the Extended Diploma course. The course is a combination of five Mandatory and Optional Units, at 5, 10, or 15 credit points each.

Units include: Government, Policies and the Public Services, Leadership and Teamwork in the Public Services, Citizenship, Diversity and the Public Services, Physical Preparation, Health and Lifestyle for the Public Services, Understand the Impact of War, Conflict and Terrorism in Public Services, Outdoor and Adventurous Expeditions, Police Powers in the Public Services and Career Planning for the Public Services.

Throughout the course you will have opportunities to improve your Mathematics and English skills and to use appropriate computer software. Participation in a range of outdoor activities is an essential element of the course.

Residential visits are an integral part of the course.

Entry requirements

Successful completion of the BTEC 90-Credit Diploma in Public Services with a high grade profile.

You should have an appropriate level of physical fitness and an enthusiasm for exercise.

You will be required to participate in an extended three day assessment that includes Mathematics and English tests, physical assessment and self-discipline.

We welcome applications from mature students who can demonstrate to us, by evidence of other studies or experience, that they have the capability to satisfactorily complete and benefit from the course.

If you meet the above criteria, you must have a successful interview.


The course is assessed by Unit assignments which test knowledge, skills and understanding. To be recommended for the Award you must achieve a Pass grade in all Units.

Future opportunities

  • Communication skills
  • Time management skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • How to work as an individual or as part of a team

Further information

For further information please visit our website or contact our admissions department on 01274 433333.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bradford College directly.

Last updated date: 26 January 2016
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