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Public Services BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 at The Manchester College

Course description

Designed to provide anyone will the skills and abilities to succeed in the public services sector – whether you want to work in the police force, fire department or armed services – this Level 3 Diploma in Uniformed Public Services will help you get a job you’ll love. You’ll be wearing a uniform throughout the duration of the course, and experience the same kind of discipline and structure that you’ll receive in your chosen service. You’ll be learning the knowledge you need in a variety of areas – including government policies, citizenship and legal systems – and also honing your physical fitness. On this Level 3 diploma, you’ll also get to explore more of the skills needed for water and land-based adventure activities, take part in re-creations of major incidents, and learn how to operate a command and control centre! This will give you the best opportunity to pass the recruitment and selection process for your chosen service.



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You’ll take part in both practical tasks and written assignments throughout this two-year course, each designed for your own self-development and to help improve your skillset.

Future opportunities

All full-time courses are free to 16-18 year olds who meet funding regulations. For further details please call the Course Enquiry Team on 03333 222 444.

Further information

When you’ve achieved this Level 3 Diploma in Public Services, you’ll be well placed to apply for the uniformed service of your choice, and go on to a career in the industry as a police office, fire fighter or army personnel. If you want to develop your knowledge further and pursue a different career path, you could also continue onto a Foundation Degree in Public Services and Social Justice with us at The Manchester College.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 04 December 2018
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    • Northenden Campus is a large, welcoming campus, offering a wide range of courses for school leavers, apprentices, adults and university-level students. We’ve invested £2 million in the campus to make it a great place to study vocational and academic courses. We’ve created a wildlife haven within the grounds and wildlife corridors connecting the site to the beautiful Wythenshawe Park nearby. Some of the facilities at Northenden are open to the public, including beauty salons.

      Facilities at Northenden Campus include:

      • fitness suite
      • football pitch
      • games area
      • large library resource centre (LRC)
      • SkillZone with extensive IT tools
      • art and design workshops
      • canteen and coffee bar
      • purpose built kitchen for catering courses
      • woodwork, ceramics and jewellery workshops
      • photography studios
      • salons (open to the public)
      • wildlife corridors to Wythenshawe Park
      • wildflower meadows
      • habitats for wildlife
      • birdboxes

      Local area

      Northenden is a suburb of south Manchester. There are shops, a supermarket, restaurants and takeaways 15 minutes’ walk from the campus in central Northenden. There are also a small supermarket and shops closer to the campus. Northenden is surrounded by green space. The campus is minutes away from Gib Lane Wood and Wythenshawe Park which includes a community farm. It is also close to the Mersey Valley nature reserve; a riverside walk through miles of countryside and parkland.