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Public Services Level 3 at Craven College

Course description

Have aspirations to enter roles within the British Army, Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Police Force, Fire Service, Prison Service or other Emergency Service related organisations? These courses have a strong practical focus but also have an academic aspect incorporating topics such as the Government, Law, Politics and Citizenship.

If your dream job is an exciting, demanding and rewarding career in one of the essential Uniformed Public Services, then these courses enable you to study the different services, develop the leadership skills and participate in the physical training which will allow you to progress towards Degree level study or employment in the Services.

Sport is a significant part of the course and you will take part in team building activities and lots of physical training. The majority of Uniformed Services require potential recruits to undertake a fitness test and you will be expected to reach the standard of entry for the police service by the end of the course.

You will be taught by highly qualified tutors who have many years’ experience working in and developing excellent links with the services. Your learning experience will be enriched with regular visits from sector speakers and industry trips to the Fire Service, Police Service (including HQ, Operations Support and Riot Training), the Army (Look at Life programmes), Royal Marines and Royal Navy. Residential trips have included London, New York and Cyprus.

Course content

  • Current & Media Affairs
  • Security Procedures
  • Practical Team Sports
  • Social Welfare
  • Exercise, Health & Lifestyle
  • Responding to Emergencies 
  • Careers & Behaviour
  • Custodial Care Services
  • Impact of War, Conflict & Terrorism
  • International Institutions & Human Rights

Entry requirements

  • 5 GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C) or Public Services Level 2 (Merit/Distinction) including English & maths GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C)


Written examination and practical examination

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Future opportunities


Your choices may include:

  • Public Services HNC

Your choices may include:

  • Military Services – Army, Navy, RAF, Royal Marine
  • Fire & Rescue
  • HM Coastguard
  • HM Prison Service Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Probation Service Officer
  • Sports Development Officer

Further information

At Craven College we want you to be successful both during your time here at College and anything you decide to do after College.

The support services within College exist to help support you to get the most out of your course:Craven College Support

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 August 2018
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