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Public Services BTEC Diploma and Extended Diploma Level 3 at Shoreham Academy

Course description

BTEC National Level 3 in Uniformed Public Services is a vocational courses which provides a real insight into at the major areas within the Uniformed Public Services.

Course aims for students to develop:

  • High personal standards of selfdiscipline
  • An understanding of the skills & qualities required to be a member of the public services
  • Knowledge and skills of the public services
  • The skills necessary to describe, explain and evaluate key ideas
  • Leadership and team work
  • An appreciation of the outdoors
  • An understanding of how to apply for jobs
  • The ability to meet deadlines and improve organisation skills
  • Good levels of personal fitness in order to pass public service fitness tests

Course content

Level 3 Course Structure: Diploma

Learners must complete 120 credits (approximately 12 units)

Units include:

  • Government, Policies and the Public Services
  • Leadership and Teamwork in the Public Services
  • Citizenship, Diversity and the Public Services
  • Understanding Discipline in the Uniformed Public Services
  • Skills for Water-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
  • Physical Preparation, Health and Lifestyle for the Public Services

Level 3 Course Structure: Extended Diploma

In addition to the Diploma Learners must complete another 60 credits (approximately 17 units) equaling 180 credits in total.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A*-C including English or Maths.


This course is 100% vocationally based, which will include a variety of assessment methods including course-work, presentations, expeditions and demonstrations.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of a BTEC level 3 qualification, a learner can progress to or within employment and/or continue their study in the same, or related vocational area.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Shoreham Academy directly.

Last updated date: 19 September 2016
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