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Public Services Level 3 Extended Diploma at Reaseheath College

Course description

Depending on your previous qualifications, you could opt to study either an Extended Diploma, Diploma or Subsidiary Diploma in Public Services. For more information on Level 3 Diplomas visit our choosing the right course for you page. You can find out more about each study option using the tabs below.

If you’re keen to start your career in the uniformed public services, this course will help you prepare.

Through theory based and realworld teaching approaches you’ll explore advanced concepts including leadership, citizenship and teamwork alongside adventurous activities, such as rock climbing and water sports.

There’ll also be chance to participate in a ‘look at life’ army course and work with Cheshire Police during their training activities.

You will gain:

  • Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • Nationally recognised awards in adventurous activities
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Course content

  • Government, policies and public services
  • Leadership and teamwork in the public services
  • Citizenship, diversity and the public services
  • Fitness testing and training for uniformed public services
  • Skills for water based outdoor and adventurous activities
  • Skills for land based outdoor and adventurous activities
  • Outdoor and adventurous expeditions
  • Police powers in the public services
  • Responding to emergency service incidents
  • Crime and its effect on society
  • Behaviour in public services
  • International institutions and human rights
  • Command and control in the public services
  • Custodial care services
  • Instructing physical activity
  • Understanding the impact of war, conflict and terrorism on public services
  • Understanding discipline in the uniformed public services
  • Communication and technology in the public services
  • Current and media affairs in public services
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Entry requirements

  • At least 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, these must include English, Maths and Science or PE, or
  • Level 2 Diploma in Public Services

Future opportunities

Course options after this programme

  • Foundation Degree or BSc in Public Services or Adventure Sports

Career options

  • Armed services
  • HM customs
  • Police
  • Fire and rescue
  • Ambulance service

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 September 2016

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    • You will be studying in the beautiful, rural setting of Cheshire, one mile from the market town of Nantwich with good connections to Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Chester. 

      The Reaseheath campus itself is small enough to retain its friendly, family atmosphere, but large enough for you to be able to mix with lots of groups of students. 

      Our front lawn is great to sit out on during the summer and the College lake has much wildlife to watch. 

      Over the past few years we have invested over £50 million in our campus to give you the best possible environment for learning. 

      A further £30 million investment is planned for the campus including a £6 million advanced agricultural technology and engineering facility, new halls of residence and new sporting facilities.