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Public Services Level 3 Diploma at Warwickshire College Group

Course description

This course is 50% practical. You will participate in numerous activities including fitness testing, training and sport, adventurous activities including an expedition away from campus. You will also participate in group discussions, presentations and assignment writing, visits to public service establishments, charity/voluntary activities and undertake work experience.

Emphasis is on you getting hands on experience of public service life and developing teamwork and leadership skills.

Course content

You will study the following mandatory units: Government Policies and the Public Services, Leadership and Teamwork, Citizenship, Diversity and the Public Services, Understanding Discipline in the Uniformed Public Services, Fitness Testing and Training

You will also study additional units including Land and Water Based Adventurous Activities, Fitness Training and Instructing, Crime and its effects on society, Command and Control Techniques, Career Planning, Practical Team Sports, and Land Navigation by Map and Compass

Entry requirements

Entry requirements are five GCSEs grade A* - C, including Maths or English, or Merit or Distinction in a relevant BTEC Level 2 course.

All applicants will need to have a successful interview.

English and maths qualifications are vitally important for future employers and universities, so the government has made it a priority for students to improve these skills.

Entry Level / Level 1 and Level 2: We’re here to help you on your journey, so if you do not achieve grade A*-C in GCSE English and/or maths, then you will study English and/or maths as part of your college course.

Students who achieve a D grade will be placed on the relevant GCSE programme, while students who achieve an E or below will be assessed to ensure they are placed on the right study programme for their ability.

Level 3 programmes: You will need to meet the course entry requirements specified on the course information above. For the majority of our Level 3 courses, students will need grade A*-C in GCSE English and/or maths. If this is not specified in the course entry requirement, then you may be able to study English and/or maths as part of your college course.


Continual assessment throughout the course/ written assignments/ online tests/ practical assessments are undertaken.

Future opportunities

The Level 3 qualification is equivalent to gaining three vocational A Levels and attracts UCAS points that equate to similar-sized general qualifications. Students can enter Higher Education through one of the Public Services or study one of the alternative degrees available nationwide. Students would also be well equipped to join one of the Public Service establishments.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 January 2017
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