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Public Services Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma at Lowestoft College

Course description

This two year course is aimed at anyone who wishes to pursue a career in a uniformed public service. It is physically and mentally demanding and combines academic studies with physical fitness and outdoor activities.

Course content

The qualification contains mandatory and optional units.

Mandatory units:

  • Government, Policies and the Public Services
  • Leadership and Teamwork in the Public Services
  • Citizenship, Diversity and the Public Services
  • Understanding Discipline in the Uniformed Public Services
  • Fitness Testing and Training for Uniformed Public Services

Optional units:

  • Physical Preparation, Health and Lifestyle for Public Services
  • Understanding the Impact of War, Conflict and Terrorism on Public Services
  • Land Navigation by Map and Compass
  • Crime and its Effects on Society
  • Command and Control in the Uniformed Public Services
  • Planning and Management of Major Incidents
  • Career Planning for the Public Services
  • Exercise, Health and Lifestyle
  • Custodial Care Services
  • International Institutions and Human Rights
  • Outdoor and Adventurous Expeditions
  • Security Procedures in the Public Services
  • Employment in the Uniformed Public Services
  • Fitness Testing and Training for the Uniformed Public Services
  • Responding to Emergency Service Incidents
  • Understanding Discipline in the Uniformed Public Services

Entry requirements

Four subjects at GCSE grade C or above (including English Language) or an appropriate Level 2 qualification.


You will be assessed throughout the course via:

  • Practical demonstrations
  • Oral questioning
  • Assignment/project work

Future opportunities

Our students have progressed on to courses at a higher level and then found employment within the Army, RAF, Royal Navy, Police, Fire Service, NHS and Prison Service.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 April 2016
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