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Uniformed Public Services Level Three BTEC Extended Diploma at East Riding College

Course description

This is a practical, work-related qualification, which is equivalent to three A-levels. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. As well as learning about the uniformed public services, you will develop the skills you needed to embark on your chosen career. The course offers an engaging programme and gives you the opportunity to identify a career on successful completion of the course or go on to higher education.

Course content

Core units:

  • Citizenship and diversity and the public services
  • Government policies and the public services
  • Leadership and teamwork in the public services
  • Understanding discipline in the public services
  • Fitness testing and training


  • Planning and management of major incidents
  • Skills for land-based and adventurous activities
  • Skills for water-based outdoor and adventurous activities
  • Crime and its effects on society
  • Physical preparation, health and lifestyle
  • International institutions and human rights
  • Understand the impact of war, conflict and terrorism
  • Current and media affairs in public services
  • Practical team sports
  • Instructing physical activity and exercise

Entry requirements

  • BTEC Level Two Extended Certificate in Uniformed Public Services at merit level
  • Four GCSEs at grades A* to C (including English)
  • Successful interview demonstrating motivation and commitment to the course
  • An initial assessment


Assessment is based on the completion of assignment work and observation of a range of practical and skills based tasks and activities.

Future opportunities

This course will give you an insight into careers such as the emergency services, the armed forces, HM Coastguard and other uniformed public services. You could progress into higher education, such as our Level Four BTEC Higher National Certificate/Diploma in Public Services 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 April 2016

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