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Public Services - Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services at Calderdale College

Course description

This two year course is designed to prepare you for a career within a Uniformed Public Service Organisation. It will be of particular interest for those who wish to pursue a career in the Police, Fire, Ambulance and Prison or Security Services as well as the Armed Services (Army, Navy and RAF), HM Customs and Excise and other emergency related organisations.

You can study an extra AS Level alongside this course, please click on the link below to find out more information:

Course content

Specialist tutors will deliver the individual units in the form of both theory and practical sessions.  Presentations, group work, day trips, residentials and guest speakers will all add to the learning experience on this course.

Entry requirements

An advanced course suitable for those with at least 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C, which should include  Maths, English or a relevant level 2 qualification at merit or above or relevant work experience. Candidates will also require a satisfactory reference from their school or current tutor. Successful applicants will be asked to complete a research question prior to enrolment.

Interview with a specialist tutor.


A variety of assessment methods will be used including written assignments, oral presentations, practical activities and demonstrations, posters, leaflets and an externally set Integrated Vocational Assignment.

Financial information

In most cases students aged 18 and under who wish to enrol on a full time further education course will have their fees waived.  Students who are aged 19 and over and who wish to enrol on a full time course should contact our Student Services Team on 01422-399367 for more information.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the programme you may be able to progress to university or seek employment in the RAF, Police Force, Royal Navy or Fire and Rescue Service. Learners are supported throughout the course in applying for these positions. 

Further information

Please complete an application form and return it to us at the following freepost address:-
Calderdale College Central Admissions Unit, FREEPOST HX2 004, Francis Street, Halifax, HX1 3BR

 or click on the link to apply online

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 February 2015
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