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Public Services BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Tavistock Community College

Course description

The first year of this course is equivalent to an AS level; the student may continue to study for a second year in order to earn an A2 level equivalent qualification. Learners will gain an in-depth understanding of the structure of the public service industry and gain the skills and knowledge for employment within this sector. The programme consists of mandatory and optional units such as: Government Policies, Team Leadership, Citizenship, Team Development, Command and Control. Key Skills also form part of final qualifications. These are transferable skills, including ICT, Numeracy and Literacy which play an essential role in developing personal effectiveness for adult & working life, particularly in the uniformed public services environment.

Entry requirements

5 A* - C grades


This course is internally assessed and verified through coursework, teacher observation, and production of evidence using ICT and other methods.

Future opportunities

Successful candidates on the Level 3 certificate may progress to the level 3 diploma and then on to relevant degrees, such as law, sociology, emergency planning, politics and officer training and the foundation degree in Police and criminal justice. Career possibilities include the Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Police, Ambulance Service, Fire Brigade, Prison Service or Security Guards, Customs and Excise, Coast Guard and the Civil Service.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 June 2015

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