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Public Services BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Guildford College

Course description

Designed to be challenging, active, rewarding and diverse. These programmes are particularly suitable if you are considering a career in Uniformed Public Service - the Armed Forces, the Police, the Prison Service, HM Revenue and Customs, the Ambulance and Paramedic Services or the Fire and Rescue Service.

The programme aims to provide relevant education and training leading to employment within the public service industry.

The programme reflects a vocational approach to a diversified public service sector industry and aims to give a learning experience combining theoretical course study with practical skills in a competitive environment.

You will study a variety of industry related units over the year of the programme. 

The programme presents the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge required to access and embark on a successful career in a range of public uniformed services. The College provides unique outdoor facilities for mountain biking, orienteering and learning survival skills, including a woodland assault course. The programme is taught by an expert teaching team with wide industry experience.

You will take part in trips and visits from external speakers and will have access to extensive outdoor facilities. The College has purpose built pitches for training, for football and rugby, as well as a weights room and sports hall. As well as this there are numerous local facilities including Surrey Sports Park (climbing, swimming, squash etc), Guildford Spectrum Centre (ice skating) and Quayside Water Sports (wakeboarding and waterskiing).

Course content

  • Police powers
  • War and conflict
  • Instructing physical activities
  • Practical team sport
  • Volunteering
  • Expeditions
  • Crime
  • Discipline
  • Communication and technology

Entry requirements

You MUST have completed the Level 3 90 Credit Diploma before applying for this programme.


Written presentations, portfolios, verbal presentations, demonstrations and practicals. There will be clear College submission deadlines which will need to be met. Failure to meet these may result in failure to complete the course.


Future opportunities

You could go onto a degree level programme or work in coaching, sports development, fitness training or sales and marketing.

Further information

All 16-19 year olds on full-time programmes will be required to retake GCSE English and Maths or to undertake Functional Skills, if they have not already attained the equivalent of a GCSE grade C in these subjects, every year of their course, until they complete their studies.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 June 2016
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