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Uniformed Public Services BTEC Level 2 Diploma at Basingstoke College of Technology

Course description

The course covers a wide range of subjects including:

  • Uniformed Public Services Employment
  • Public Service Skills
  • Career Planning for the Public Services
  • Adventurous Activities and Teamwork for the Public Services (this will include a one week residential visit to an appropriate outdoor activity centre)
  • Citizenship, the Individual and Society
  • Improving Health and Fitness for Entry to the Uniformed Public Services


Students will have the opportunity to visit a variety of public services and will also gain knowledge of the industry from a wide range of speakers.

Students may also choose to study for a GCSE to increase their qualifications, or to resit a previous GCSE subject to improve a grade. To enhance employment opportunities the course may also have additional qualifications built into the programme.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade D or above, including English and Maths.


The course is continuously assessed with assignments, projects and case studies. Students will develop a responsible and co-operative approach to working on their own and in groups, using practical activities and presentations.

Financial information

If you are aged 16-18, tuition and registration fees are free. 
If you are aged 19 or over, tuition and registration fees are payable at the start of each year of study; please ask for details.
If you are aged 24 or over, you may be eligible for a Student Loan to assist with your fees; please ask for details.

Future opportunities

This course is a recognised route into a Level 3 Extended Diploma course. Students should aim for a merit or distinction grade at the end of the course to ensure progression.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Basingstoke College of Technology directly.

Last updated date: 28 January 2016

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