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Public Services BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Brooklands College

Course description

This course will develop your skills and knowledge needed by employers in the Uniformed Public Services sector. It particularly emphasises teamwork, leadership skills and discipline as well as outdoor skills.

Who is the course suitable for?
This course is ideal if you are considering a career in services such as Police, Ambulance, Fire Brigade, Army, Navy, Royal Marines, RAF, Customs & Excise or The Prison Service. Students must be willing to participate in physical activity, as this is a requirement to achieve certain components of the course.

Course content

The course consists of the following units:

Core Units:
• Government, Policies and the Public Services
• Leadership and Teamwork in the Public Services
• Citizenship, Diversity and the Public Services

Optional Units:
• Understanding Discipline in the Uniformed Public Services
• Skills for Land-based Activities

There will be the opportunity to retake either GCSE English or Mathematics (although you must have achieved a D grade at GCSE for this option). Students who have not achieved a Grade C or above in English or Maths will be expected to resit this.

Entry requirements

You will need 4 GCSE’s at Grade C or above or a Merit at Level 2 Public Services.


You will be assessed continuously on your coursework and physical activities.

Financial information

There is an initial contribution to be paid at the start of the course for uniform and induction.  You would also be expected to make a contribution if you intended to take part in other trip opportunities like Boot Camp and expeditions.  More details on costs will be provided during the application stages. 

Students are allocated a certain amount of free printing, after which a small fee will be incurred.

Future opportunities

This course can lead to a variety of careers within the uniformed sector of Public Services, such as: the Armed Forces, Army, Navy, Customs & Excise etc. You can progress onto the second year of the Level 3 Diploma in Public Services. If you are a student over the FE funding age, you may be considered for the HND in Public Services.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 February 2016
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