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Introduction to the course

The BTEC qualifications in this specification are QCF level 3 qualifications designed to provide highly specialist, work-related qualifications in a range of vocational sectors. They give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment.

Units that will be covered in your first year are as follows:

Government, Policies and the Public Services

Team Work and Leadership in the Uniformed Public Services

Citizenship, Diversity and the Public Services

Discipline and Self Discipline in the Uniformed Public Services

Health Fitness and Life Style in the Public Services

Fitness Testing for the Public Services

Skills for Land-Based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

Skills for Water-Based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

Communications and Technology in the Uniformed Public Services

The course incorporates visits to the following locations and organisations:

The Royal Marines

A prison

Three days at an Outdoor Activity Centre

A look at life in the Army (one week)

Students will also benefit from the experience of a variety of specialist guest speakers, including:

Experts from the National Crime Agency

Police officers

Naval submariners

You will study water-based activities, instructing physical activity, communications and technology, and policing powers.

What do I need?

4 GCSE's at A*-C or an equivalent Level 2 qualification at Merit grade, to come to an interview, pass an online assessment and have a good reference and an 87% attendance record.

How is the course taught?

This course is taught at both our Enfield and Tottenham centres. You will be taught through sessions in classrooms and workshops, plus outdoor activities such as camping trips and water sports. The course also includes visits from outside speakers and organisations, online teaching, and group and individual work.

How will I be assessed?

Each unit within the qualification has specified assessment and grading criteria. A unit grade can be awarded at pass, merit or distinction. You will be assessed on:

Application of knowledge and understanding

Development of practical and technical skills

Personal development for occupational roles

Application of generic skills

What does it lead to?

This qualification gives full-time students the opportunity to enter employment in the public services sector or to progress to vocational qualifications such as the Edexcel BTEC Higher Nationals in Public Services.


Course Details

Location Start Date - End Date - Study Mode
Enfield Centre 3 Sep 2018 - 5 Jul 2019 - Daytime

Course Code: DD3MPUS1 / 18DA11Z

Information on course fees

If you are aged 16 - 18:
Courses are free up to Level 3

If you are over 18, fees may apply:
If you are over 18, fees may apply. Click here for information on financial help available to you.

If you are aged 24+ click here for information on financial help available to you. This course is eligible for a loan.

Information on how to apply
Apply here
Tottenham Centre 3 Sep 2018 - 5 Jul 2019 - Daytime

Course Code: DD3MPUS1 / 18DA11A

Information on course fees

If you are aged 16 - 18:
Courses are free up to Level 3

If you are over 18, fees may apply:
If you are over 18, fees may apply. Click here for information on financial help available to you.

If you are aged 24+ click here for information on financial help available to you. This course is eligible for a loan.

Information on how to apply
Apply here
Tottenham Centre 3 Sep 2018 - 5 Jul 2019 - Daytime

Course Code: DD3MPUS1 / 18DA11B

Information on course fees

If you are aged 16 - 18:
Courses are free up to Level 3

If you are over 18, fees may apply:
If you are over 18, fees may apply. Click here for information on financial help available to you.

If you are aged 24+ click here for information on financial help available to you. This course is eligible for a loan.

Information on how to apply
Apply here

What are the levels?

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Testimonial

Hasret Keles

The Public Services course that I am doing is excellent with all the best teaching. I’m proud of myself because I finished the Level 1 course three weeks early and was able to jump straight onto Level 3.

Hasret Keles Public Services Diploma Level 3

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