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Public Services: BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) at The Howard School

Course description

There are five units to complete over two years. Three core units are:

1 - Government, Policies and the Public Services

2 - Leadership and Teamwork in the Public Services (Physical and theory assessment)

3 - Citizenship, Diversity and the Public Services

Additional units may include:

• Understanding Discipline in the Uniformed Public Services

• Physical Preparation, Health and Lifestyle for the Public Services (Physical and theory assessment)

• Outdoor and Adventurous Expeditions (Physical and theory assessment)

• Crime and its Effects on Society

• Planning and Management of Major Incidents

Applications made to The Howard School can be made by both male and female students.

Course content

Students will complete a combination of physical and classroom based activities during the courses. In addition to timetabled lessons, independent study will be crucial. All assessment is internal, and so meeting deadlines is very important.

Entry requirements

Students must have achieved a Grade 4 in English OR Maths. In addition, students must have achieved a minimum of 4 A*-C grades at GCSE or Merits at Level 2 BTEC subject(s).


All units are internally assessed in the BTEC qualification.

There are no external examinations in this specification.

Each unit within the quali¬fication has speci¬fied assessment and grading criteria which are to be used for grading purposes. A summative unit grade can be awarded at pass, merit or distinction:

• to achieve a ‘pass’ a learner must have satis¬fied all the pass assessment criteria

• to achieve a ‘merit’ a learner must additionally have satis¬fied all the merit grading criteria

• to achieve a ‘distinction’ a learner must additionally have satis¬fied all the distinction grading criteria

Future opportunities

This is an applied course that is targeted at learners who would like to gain employment in the public services sector. You will gain transferable skills in organisation and time management, as well as specific knowledge for public service sector working.

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: 06 December 2016

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