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Public Services BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Walsall College

Course description

This course is ideal if you want to get into the following careers; the armed forces, emergency services, prison service, security etc. Some units will require visits to different local services as well as compulsory participation in outdoor activities, navigation exercises and even possible camping trips. Although there is no minimum fitness requirement potential there is also an element of physical training which is a compulsory part of the time table.

The structure of the course is such that there are milestones at certain points where you are required to be fully up to date, and you will be assessed through a combination of written assignments, presentations, discussions and group activities. Homework and private study is also required.

The course is split into nine units which cover a wide variety of topics, including:

  • Crime and its effect on society
  • Outdoor and adventurous activities
  • Responding to emergency service incidents
  • Aspects of the legal system

Some units will require visits to different local services as well as outdoor activities, navigation exercises and camping trips.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE’s at Grades C or above including English Language and/or Maths (some courses may require both, please check your individual course). Or successful completion of Level 2 related qualification.


All work is assessed by way of internally written assignments. These may require learners to produce written work or presentations, or to take part in discussions or group activities.

Future opportunities

Progression to study law or sociology at University or a Higher Education course within college such as the HND in Public Services.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 August 2016
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