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Public Services (1 x A Level equivalent) BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma Edexcel at The Canterbury Academy

Course description

This course would be of particular interest to students who wish to work in any uniformed public service industry including: the Army, Navy, RAF, Police, Fire or Ambulance services.

Course content

The 6 units for the course include:


Unit 1: Government, Policies and the Public Services

This unit enables you to develop knowledge and understanding of the UK government policies and the democratic election process.


Unit 2: Leadership and Teamwork

The focus of the unit is on developing an understanding of leadership and teams and being able to demonstrate the skills required as both a leader and a team member in specific contexts.


Unit 3: Citizenship, Diversity and the Public Services

This unit will provide you with knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to become thoughtful and informed citizens and public service employees. It is designed to develop your awareness of rights and responsibilities as well as respect for different religious, ethnic and national groups within UK society.


Unit 5: Physical Preparation, Health and Lifestyle for the Public Services

Unit 7: International Institutions and Human Rights

Unit 8: Understand the Impact of War, Conflict and Terrorism on Public Services.

Entry requirements

BTEC Level 2 qualification and GCSE English grade 6 or above.

Future opportunities


When you have completed Level 3 you should have gained all the required skills to successfully apply for a career in the public services.



Use your grade to further your study at university.

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: 07 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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