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Public Services (Uniformed) BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 at Burnley College

Course description

Students who are interested in studying or looking for employment in a Public Service area or the Criminal Justice sector will benefit from this course. Students can enhance their skills and qualities by taking part in events that have been organised by individual services. For example, our students recently took part in a Lancashire Fire and Rescue Decontamination Training Exercise, where they took part in a training exercise.

This course covers key areas of the Public Services industry including Leadership and Teamwork, Understanding Discipline, Citizenship and Diversity and Fitness Testing. It also covers industry specific modules such as Crime and its Effects, Outdoor and Adventurous Activities and Law and Police Powers.

Public Services facilities include a professional sports hall, 3G and Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA), climbing wall and fitness suite. Students also use various external facilities, such as Ski Rossendale, Mountain Biking and Outdoor Elements.

Public Services at Burnley College have been named the most successful in the country for 16-18 year olds. This was announced by the Skills Funding Agency’s performance tables, and confirmed that Burnley College was the number one place to study if you want the best chance of success.

Tutors within this division have extremely strong links with the RAF in Preston and Army Reservist Barracks in Blackburn. Students have previously taken part in an Army Reservist Training Course, a competitive exercise and a Drill Competition.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language OR a relevant Level 2 Diploma with a Merit grade and a GCSE grade C in English Language.


Assessment is via coursework, active learning tasks, practical learning tasks, case studies, reports, TV shows, discussions, table top exercises and presentations.

Future opportunities

University study in areas including Police and Criminal Justice Studies, Criminology, Law, Military History, Prison and Law Enforcement, Fire Investigation, Social Work and Nursing. The course is an excellent foundation for a career within the Uniformed Services, or non-uniformed Public Services, such as Police, Fire and Rescue Service, Ambulance Service, HM Revenue and Customs, the Prison Service, the Probation Service or Armed Forces.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 February 2016
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