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Public Services BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Doncaster College

Course description

A one year level 3 programme of study at The Hub which has been tailored to meet your individual needs, education and employment goals.

You will:

  • Spend most of your college week studying an industry recognised qualification – BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Public Services
  • Participate in practical sport and physical activities, command tasks, outdoor activities, fitness testing and training, tutorials, work experience, delivering activities to schools and community groups
  • Continue studying Maths if you did not achieve at least a GCSE grade C.       

The Public Services Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma provides an excellent opportunity for you to identify and develop the skills required to gain a successful career in the Uniformed Public Services

This course will enable students to examine a range of uniformed public services and make informed decisions about their future career. The course combines theory and practical application of knowledge to develop essential leadership and team work skills and improve personal fitness levels to meet the entry requirements of their chosen Public Service.

Course content

The course is made up of 5 units (60 credits).

  • Outdoor and Adventurous Expeditions
  • Government, Policies and the Public Services
  • Physical Preparation, Health and Lifestyle for the Public Services
  • Leadership and Teamwork in the Public Services
  • Citizenship, Diversity and the Public Services


Entry requirements

  • 5 GCSE A*-C including English
  • A BTEC level 2 qualification in Public Services or a related discipline - a minimum of 4 merits, and Functional Skills English
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English and attend an interview



This course is internally assessed by means of performance observations, assignments, presentations, reports and projects, demonstrations, portfolio, group work, video and discussions.

Future opportunities

  • Public Services Level 3 Diploma (Top Up)

Job opportunities include the Fire Service, Police, Army, RAF, Prison Service, Ambulance Service and Customs and Excise.

Further information

PE kit and walking boots are required, some outdoor clothing is provided. Learners will be expected to wear a ‘uniform’ of polo shirt, walking trousers and waterproof jacket.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 April 2016
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