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Public Services Extended Certificate level 2 at Leicester College

Course description

The BTEC Extended Certificate in Uniformed Public Services is a one-year programme that introduces you to the service industry and develops the practical skills necessary for gaining employment in a range of uniformed public services. You will be given the opportunity to develop your theoretical knowledge in a range of subjects, whilst also having ample activity to interact with the various different public services. If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on a study programme, which will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths if you haven't already achieved a grade 4 or above. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme.

Course content

Throughout the course you will study a range of units such as: the Role and Work of Public Services; Citizenship; Sport and Recreation; Expedition Skills; and Responding to Incidents. There is also a requirement that you undertake work experience with a relevant employer. You will also undertake a practical expedition, in addition to a number of other relevant visits.

Entry requirements

Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 3 (D) or above is required, plus 2 additional GCSE subjects at Grade 3 (D) or above. Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19 who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.


Assessment will take place in a variety of methods, with some units being external exams whilst others are practical assessment, assignments, presentations etc.

Financial information

Material fee £120.00. You will be required to purchase your uniform at a cost of approximately £90.00 . This will be discussed in detail when you attend a welcome event.

Future opportunities

Following successful completion of the course you may have the opportunity to progress onto the BTEC level 3 Diploma in Uniformed Public Services. Some students will decided they want to move into employment and apply for one of the public services; others will move into a different field but be a well-rounded individual as a result of the skills learnt on the course.

Further information

Apply online via UCAS Progress or the College website. You will need details of your qualifications, a reference, and a personal statement to complete your application. Once your application has been successfully processed, you will be sent a conditional offer and be invited to a Welcome Event at the College to meet your tutors, learn more about your chosen course of study and tour the facilities. You will then need to confirm your acceptance of the course offered to you. At your Welcome Event you will undertake a small fitness test and be interviewed for a place on the course. For more information contact our Customer Service Centre on 0116 2242240 or visit

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: 28 September 2018
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