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Public Services BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 at The Manchester College

Course description

Designed to provide anyone will the skills and abilities to succeed in the public services sector – whether you want to work in the police force, fire department or armed services – this Level 3 Diploma in Uniformed Public Services will help you get a job you’ll love. You’ll be wearing a uniform throughout the duration of the course, and experience the same kind of discipline and structure that you’ll receive in your chosen service. You’ll be learning the knowledge you need in a variety of areas – including government policies, citizenship and legal systems – and also honing your physical fitness. On this Level 3 diploma, you’ll also get to explore more of the skills needed for water and land-based adventure activities, take part in re-creations of major incidents, and learn how to operate a command and control centre! This will give you the best opportunity to pass the recruitment and selection process for your chosen service.



Financial information

You’ll take part in both practical tasks and written assignments throughout this two-year course, each designed for your own self-development and to help improve your skillset.

Future opportunities

All full-time courses are free to 16-18 year olds who meet funding regulations. For further details please call the Course Enquiry Team on 03333 222 444.

Further information

When you’ve achieved this Level 3 Diploma in Public Services, you’ll be well placed to apply for the uniformed service of your choice, and go on to a career in the industry as a police office, fire fighter or army personnel. If you want to develop your knowledge further and pursue a different career path, you could also continue onto a Foundation Degree in Public Services and Social Justice with us at The Manchester College.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 10 April 2018
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    • North Manchester Sixth Form is a friendly, vibrant sixth form centre offering courses for school leavers. There are a wide range of courses to choose from, including acting, medical sciences, childcare, business, film production and forensics. The comfortable, environmentally friendly site is made up of a bright modern building and the restored Harpurhey Baths. There is plenty of space to socialise and a large garden. Many of the facilities at North Manchester Sixth Form are open to the community.

      Harpurhey Baths is a Grade II listed building and part of North Manchester Sixth Form. The college has transformed the building into an award-winning exhibition space for students and the community.

      Facilities at North Manchester Sixth Form include:

      • library resources centre (LRC)
      • large open plan area for eating and socialising
      • canteen
      • garden
      • mock aircraft cabin, check in desk, working luggage scales and tannoy system
      • fitness centre, open to the public
      • exhibition and performance space, open to the public
      • panini bar, open to the public

      Local area

      North Manchester Sixth Form is in Harpurhey, a suburb three miles north of central Manchester. There are a large market, supermarket, shops, fast food chains and a post office nearby. North Manchester Sixth Form is close to Queens Park and Boggart Hole Clough, large community parks hosting events throughout the year. Queens Park has a children’s playground. North City Family and Fitness Centre is five minutes’ walk away and has a health suite and swimming pool.