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Public Services BTEC Subsidiary Diploma at East Sussex College

Course description

The BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Uniformed Public Services prepares for entry to, and career progression in, a range of services including the Armed Forces, Police and Emergency and Rescue Services. Students will study at least 6 modules during the course including politics, leadership, psychology, citizenship, physical training and outdoor activities. The theoretical units provide background knowledge. During the course students will be required to participate in visits to workplaces, residentials and expedition training which involve overnight stays. Can be part of two year Public Services Courses offered (BTEC Diploma and Extended Diploma). An A-Level in Criminology or Health & Social Care will need to be taken alongside in the first year.

Entry requirements

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements.

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


The course is assessed by a variety of methods which include written assignments and reports, practicals, simulations, role plays, presentations and posters. There are no formal examinations associated with this course but there is an on-going coursework requirement with formal deadlines which must be met.

Future opportunities

The course is equivalent to one A Level and 56 UCAS points can be obtained. This course leads to the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Public Services for the second year. You can apply for entry to the police and other law enforcement organisations, the armed forces, the emergency and rescue services and the merchant navy, amongst others.

Further information

Further information can be obtained from the College website. For specific course information please contact the Guidance team on 030 300 39808 or the course coordinator Carey Bridge at

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: 3938/010
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