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Public Services Level 3 90 Credit Diploma at East Sussex College

Course description

Students will complete the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (1xA level) in year one and progress on to the BTEC Extended Diploma in year two (3xA levels). This is an advanced level course equivalent to 3 A-Levels and potentially 420 UCAS points. The subjects studied are designed to underpin the entry requirements of a number of Public Uniformed Services. You will study 15-18 units over the year incorporating both practical and theoretical elements including: • Government• Team leadership• Citizenship • Team development• Discipline• Outdoor Adventurous Activities• Expedition Skills• Fitness Testing & Training• Diversity• Police powers and the Legal system• Command and Control• International perspectives

Entry requirements

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements.

You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C/4.


You will be assessed on a continuous assessment basis with assignments at specific times throughout the year. Assessment methods include essay writing, presentations and practical activities. There will also be compulsory assessments within the outdoor adventurous activity programme

Future opportunities

This course can lead to university, the police, the Armed Forces (including direct officer entry), emergency and rescue services, the Merchant Navy, offender management services and private and public security organisation.

Further information

All students are expected to participate and be able to fully complete all aspects of the course including outdoor and land and water based adventurous activities and physical training

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: 30 January 2019
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Years
  • Course code: 4816/010
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