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Public Services - BTEC Level 3 Diploma at City and Islington College

Course description

The course will give you the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life within the Public Services.

Course content

You'll study a range of topics including:

  • Government, policies and public services
  • Leadership and teamwork in the public services and citizenship
  • Citizenship and diversity
  • Crime and its effects on society,
  • Planning and management of major incidents.

The course includes a vocational placement and GCSE English and Maths.   You will also go on trips and visits.

Entry requirements

  • 4 GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language and a grade D in Maths GCSE
  • BTEC Level 2 qualification at merit or above in a related subject and Level 1 or above in Functional Skills English
  • Experience of working with the public would be useful
  • Applicants must also have good references (academic and work experience), interview and assessment.
  • Your commitment and interest in the subject will also be assessed during the interview process.


You will be assessed through course-work, presentations and tests throughout the course.

Future opportunities

You will have a qualification in BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Public Services. After the course you can progress to university, or public services such as the Police Force, Army or Royal Air Force.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City and Islington College directly.

Last updated date: 29 March 2016
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      What We Offer

      Based in Holloway, Islington, we are a Centre of vocational excellence in Beauty Therapy, Child Care, Hairdressing, Counselling, Public Services, Health and Social Child Care, Access to HE courses, Supported Learning including: Skillsbase, Woodwork and Furniture Making which are part of the supported learning curriculum. We offer courses from Entry level through to our level 4 and 5 foundation degrees. On these courses you will have access to the highest standards of teaching and individual support to help you achieve your ambition.