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Uniformed Public Services Level 3 BTEC 90 Credit Diploma at Mid Cheshire College

Course description

The course is made up of core units - Government, Policies and the Public Services, Leadership and Teamwork, Understanding Discipline in the Uniformed Public Services, Physical Preparation, Health and Lifestyle. And specialist units - Fitness Testing and Training, Responding to Emergency Service Incidents, Career Planning for the Public Services, Volunteering in Public Services, Land Navigation by map and compass

The public service department is exciting, active and vibrant and will provide you with all the support and guidance you need to get you qualified and succeed in your chosen career path.

The course will help you to:
- Develop an understanding of aspects of the uniformed service of your choice
- Find employment in the uniformed service of your choice
- Gain access to higher education
- Develop skills necessary to study at degree level

Course content

This course includes a Study Programme to provide learners with a coherent and enriching curriculum which will provide them with the academic, social and employability skills to progress to further or higher education or employment.

The content of the study programme is designed to broaden the learner experience beyond the main qualification of study.

The key theme of Study Programmes at Level 3 will be the development of personal, social and enterprise skills to enable progression to higher levels of study or employment.

As well as your core qualification you will study GCSE or Functional Skills in English or Maths plus English and maths development as part of the core qualification.

Learners will also undertake personal progress planning and pastoral education. Plus additional personal development activity which may include work experience and projects.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade A* - C or equivalent.


This is through projects, assignments, individual and group work and written and oral presentations. You will be assessed on a portfolio of work. You will also undergo a physical fitness assessment for entry into a uniformed service.
Visits will be made to public service organisations and guest speakers will be invited to talk about their public service experiences

Future opportunities

This BTEC Credit Diploma or Extended Diploma is valued by employers and higher education institutions alike. Students will be able to progress into careers in the Police, Armed Services, Fire Service, public service and security industry. At higher education level, you will be able to specialise in subjects such as Criminology, Risk and Emergency Management and Public Services.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 April 2016

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