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Public Services BTEC Level 3 Diploma at City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College

Course description

Interested in a career in the Fire, Police, Royal Marines, Ambulance Services or the Army, Navy or RAF? This practical, hands-on course will give you an insight into working within the Uniformed Public Services. You will improve your physical fitness, outdoor education skills and develop a better awareness about yourself, your strengths and the knowledge and requirements needed to gain successful entry into a Uniformed Public Service of your choice.

Course content

Topics you will study:

• Outdoor adventurous activities

• Health, fitness and lifestyle

• Practical team sports

• Outdoor adventurous expeditions

• Map reading and navigation

• Citizenship and diversity

• Crime and its effects on society

• Leadership and teamwork

• Understanding discipline

• Fitness testing and training


Entry requirements

Four GCSEs grade A-C, preferably including Maths and English. This is a guideline rather than a requirement and the college will create a programme most suitable for you as an individual.


Awarding Body: Edexcel

Assessment: Coursework 100%

Results 2016: 100%

Financial information

This course is free to students aged 16-19 years old

Future opportunities

You can progress either to employment in any of the military or civic uniformed public services or to any university degree which accepts UCAS points generated from BTEC national qualification. Some examples of possible Higher Education progression are:

  • BA(Hons)in Crime, Deviance and Society
  • BSc(Hons) in Policing and Criminal Investigation
  • LLB(Hons) in Law (Criminology)

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Careers Personal Adviser in school or speak to your teachers. Attend a college Open Evening and chat to our teaching staff, college careers staff and Liaison Team

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 03 October 2016
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      A centre for sporting excellence… sport and physical activity is a core element of life at the Sixth Form College. Whether you are studying a sports related course or simply want to keep fit you will have access to the facilities at Fenton Manor Sports Complex. Only a short walk from the main Leek Road site, Fenton Manor Sports Complex boasts some of the best facilities in the city, including free use of sports arenas, 25m swimming pool and a 3G Astroturf all-weather pitch. Our extensive sports and enrichment programme is available to all students and there are many activities, such as badminton, football, swimming and it couldn’t be easier to get involved!