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Uniformed Public Services BTEC Level 2 Diploma at Strode College

Course description

This one year course will equip you with the skills, knowledge and personal attributes required to be successful in the public services or the general workplace.

Public sector services include: the armed forces; prison services; HMRC; Border Agency; ambulance; security services; paramedics; Fire Service; rescue services; countryside rangers; Police and Civil Service.

You will study a range of subjects including: Public Service Skills; Employment in the Uniformed Public Services; Improving Health and Fitness for Entry into the Uniformed Public Services; Citizenship; Land Navigation by Map and Compass; Law and its Impact on the Individual.

You will participate in visits to a range of public sector organisations such as the Marines, the Police Command Centre at Portishead and the Crown Court at Bristol or Taunton. Some activities run by external agencies may exclude students on medical grounds.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE grades E or above or equivalent, such as NVQ Level 1 plus a GCSE grade E or above.


Most of the units are internally assessed through assignments that are set and marked by your teachers, but one unit will be externally assessed. Pearson Exam Board.

Future opportunities

You can progress to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services, or other appropriate level 3 qualification. Direct entry into the public services is also possible at trainee or apprentice level.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 29 April 2016

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