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Public Services BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Grantham College

Course description

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services is an academically based course designed to link theory to realistic work - based situations. As well as learning about the special employment area students may choose you with the knowledge, you develop the skills needed to start your career. Physical fitness is an important aspect of the course, but not a pre - requisite for entry.

Course content

Units of study include:

  • Command & Control
  • Communications & Technology
  • Crime & its effects on society
  • Major incident planning
  • Outdoor & adventurous expeditions.

Entry requirements

You need to have achieved 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above including maths and English), or equivalent qualifications e.g. Level 2 Diploma in Public Services at Merit/Distinction including English Grade C.


Assignments, observation & practical tests.

Financial information

Full Time Further Education courses are free for those who are under 19 on 31 August of the year they start their course.  Exam resit fees may apply if and when applicable.

Future opportunities

This course will be delivered in the first year as a one year Subsidiary Diploma and if relevant grades are met learners will continue onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma in their second year.

Further information

This Extended Diploma is equivalent to 3 vocational A-Levels. You can progress on to degree level study in relevant subjects. Students gaining a Merit/Distinction profile may be considered for direct entry into the commissioned ranks of the uniformed services. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 November 2016
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