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Public Services Subsidiary Diploma at Solihull College & University Centre

Course description

Employment towards a Public Service and Higher Education. Modules cover a broad range of topics, subjects and activities; our Extended Diploma caters for those who leave school looking to get into the emergency or armed services. Delving in to a varied mixture of theoretical tasks and practical activities, you will gain an understanding of a range of public service sectors as well as the effects these sectors have on our society.

Course content

You will study a range of academic and practical subjects as detailed below.

-Citizenship and Diversity
-Public Service Fitness
-Land and Water Based Activities
-Teamwork and Leadership Skills
-Crime and its effects on society

Entry requirements

3 GCSE grades at C/4 or above including either Maths or English at grade C OR Progression from a Level 2 Diploma at Merit level.

You will need to have a suitable reference and undertake a successful interview.

You will undertake either Maths or English GCSE alongside the Public Service course until you achieve grade C/4 or above.


To pass this course you will complete assignments throughout the year. Assignments will include project work, training sessions, essays & reports, role-plays and practical and teamwork sessions.

Future opportunities

After completing the level three course, you can progress onto a higher level qualification at University depending on their final grade and equivalent UCAS points.

Further information

You will need to dress smartly and wear an appropriate uniform. You will be expected to attend residential trips during the autumn and summer term.

There will be a cost of £60* (for students that do not meet the criteria for student finance support) to cover the cost of trips, residential and travel for the academic year. In addition you will also be required to purchase a uniform before the start of the course.

If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.

Solihull College and University Centre offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Solihull College & University Centre directly.

Last updated date: 11 November 2016
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