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Uniformed Public Services - BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma Suite at Myerscough College

Course description

The Level 3 Diploma qualifications are popular options with school leavers and young adults looking to develop a comprehensive understanding of Public Services and the practical techniques, academic knowledge and technical skills needed to forge a career in the industry. The course can be taken over one year in either a 6 Unit Option or a 9 Unit Option or over two years in an 18 Unit Option depending on the level the students is at.

The units studied have a strong academic focus – requiring dedication and hard work- whilst still delivering a range of important practical skills. Students enjoy the wide variety of subjects that are covered, with the course having been designed to develop and build knowledge and skills.

Course content

Students will gain a practical experience in Public Services, learning about Government policies, leadership and teamwork, citizenship and diversity, discipline, fitness testing and training, responding to emergency situations, outdoor and adventurous activities and volunteer work within the sector. Specific units relating to your individual career pathway within the sector will also be available for you to become occupationally ready to take up employment in the public service sector.


Entry requirements

4 to 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above including Maths and English Language (plus any course specific subjects listed on the relevant fact sheet), or an Intermediate Level course (e.g. Level 2 Diploma at Distinction including at least one Functional Skill at Level 2), or equivalent qualifications.


A wide range of assessment methods are used during the course, to enable all students the opportunity to maximise their success.

Future opportunities

The Level 3 Diploma Suite prepares students for supervisory and junior management positions within the industry. Options for progression to the next level are open for all students with those completing the 18 Unit Option able to progress to Higher Education – offering up to 168 UCAS Tariff points towards entrance on a wide range of degree courses here at Myerscough or at other universities or colleges.

Career opportunities include operational and management level positions within the Fire Service, Royal Air Force, Navy, Coastguard, Prison service, Army, Customs and Excise and the Police.

Further information

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 19 October 2017
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