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Public Services BTEC Level 3 at Lancaster and Morecambe College

Course description

The BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 in Public Services is a two year, full time work related course. 

Course content

You will study the following core units: • Understanding Discipline • Leadership and Teamwork • Government Policies • Fitness Testing and Training for the Public Services • Citizenship and Diversity and the following specialist units: • Law and the Legal System • Planning an Event or Team Sport • Current and Media Affairs • Crime and Its Effects • Land Based Skills for the Outdoors • Custodial Care 

• International Organisations • Exercise, Health and Lifestyle • Outdoor and Adventurous Activities • Security Procedures in the Public Services • Volunteering in Public Services • Planning and Management of Major Incidents • Impact of War and Conflict • During the course there is a strong emphasis on outdoor activities and physical preparation.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English and maths OR a Level 2 related qualification. Entry criteria will be applied at the discretion of the course manager.


This course is continuously assessed using a range of methods including projects, assignments, case studies, course work, personal fitness development and performance in team and problem solving exercises. There is no final examination.

Financial information

£55.00 Travelling costs (per year) £50.00 Course clothing

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to either apply for employment in one of the Public Services. Alternatively, students may wish to progress to the Level 4/5 HNC/HND course in Public Services at College with the option of topping up to a full degree at University. Students can also apply straight to University to undertake a degree programme in a related subject area. In addition the course will provide a sound foundation for employment in other occupations.

Further information

You will be expected to undertake regular home study on this course. 

On completion of this course you will receive BTEC Extended Diploma in Public Services (Uniformed), is equivalent to three A Levels. An opportunity exists for students to be awarded the BTEC Diploma, equivalent to 2 A Levels or a 90-Credit Diploma equivalent to 1.5 A Levels. 


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lancaster and Morecambe College directly.

Last updated date: 06 May 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
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