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Public Services BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 at New College Nottingham

Course description

Do you have the drive and passion to one day be part of the uniformed services? Have you always wondered what goes on behind all the blue flashing lights? If so then this course is designed to give you an in depth view and better understanding of these kinds of roles.

Public service covers a variety of roles including; paramedics and police officers to environmental and public health officers.

These busy and challenging roles provide an active lifestyle with things changing at a minutes notice. Up for the challenge? Then sign up to understand more about what promises to be a rewarding and fulfilling journey.
Taking you through the range of services and roles in uniformed public services, the course will help you to understand more about the skills needed to work in this sector.

Course content

This level 3 course will provide you with an in depth knowledge of the service for you to progress onto further training within this area. You will be studying  core units and three specialist units to take your knowledge to the next level.

Progressing the skills that you will need to carry out roles in public services the course includes the following units;

  • Government, policies & the public services 
  • Team Leadership
  • Citizenship
  • Team development
  • Understanding discipline

You will also study seven specialist units, which may include the following;

  • Expedition skills
  • Outdoor activities
  • Fitness

All units are designed to give you a sound knowledge of the industry in order for you to progress in your chosen role.

Entry requirements

You must have:

5 GCSEs at grades A*- C, including English and Maths

Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Public Services at merit, plus GCSE English and Maths at grades A*-C  

Equivalent qualifications - Functional Skills may be accepted in place of GCSE Maths and /or English


You will be assessed throughout the course including; written assignments and reports, presentations, research projects, displays, case studies, tests, practical programmes and group activities.

You will also be asked to collate your assessments and produce a portfolio of evidence that is used to assess your final grade.

Future opportunities

A Foundation Degree
Degree-level study in areas such as psychology, social policy or criminology

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 April 2016

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