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Public Services EDEXCEL BTEC Certificate Level 3 at Duchy College

Course description

This programme is for those who aspire to careers in technical trades or commissions in the Armed Services or entry to the civilian emergency or public services. The Level 3 Certificate in Public Services is broadly equivalent to one GCE AS level. It is the first qualification of the four part Level 3 qualification which leads to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services.  The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services is equivalent to gaining 3 Vocational A-levels and attracts UCAS points that equate to similar-sized general qualifications within education institutions in the UK.

Course content

You will study the following mandatory unit :
Government, Policies and the Public Services 

In addition you will study a number of Optional units to the value of 20 credits.  The optional units are nominated by your centre from the following list :
Leadership and Teamwork in the Public Services 
Citizenship, Diversity and the Public Services 
Understanding Discipline in the Uniformed Public Services 
Physical Preparation, Health and Lifestyle for the Public Services 
International Institutions and Human Rights 
Understand the Impact of War, Conflict and Terrorism on Public Services 
Outdoor and Adventurous Expeditions 
Skills for Land-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities 
Skills for Water-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities 
Crime and its Effects on Society 
Command and Control in the Uniformed Public Services 
Planning and Management of Major Incidents 
Police Powers in the Public Services 
Behaviour in Public Sector Employment 
Enhancing Public Service Delivery Through the Use of ICT 
Environmental Policies and Practices

Entry requirements

Entry requirements are 4 or 5  GCSEs grade C or above which may include Maths or English (depending on Cornwall College individual centre requirements). Students must have an interest in the work of the Uniformed Public Services and need to be fit and well enough to take part in physical activity as part of your course.  There are core units which are practical based and an active participation is an essential part of the course.

Future opportunities

On completion of the Level 3 Certificate you can progress onto the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Public Services.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 June 2015
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