Public Services - Level 3 Extended Diploma (BTEC)

Start Date: 05 September 2022
Attendance: Full Time
Suitable for: School Leavers
Location: Centre for Applied Sciences, Angel

Start Date: 05 September 2022
Attendance: Full Time
Suitable for: School Leavers
Location: Centre for Applied Sciences, Angel

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ABOUT THE COURSE

The course will train you to work in all areas of the Public Services sector, developing your knowledge and skills necessary for careers in the police, ambulance, military, fire services and local government.

You will participate in a wide range of practical work, including opportunities to steward at events, a life training course with the Fire Brigade and fitness assessments run with the Armed Forces. You will also take part in a yearly residential trip.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

This course consists of two separate qualifications. In your first year of study, you will work towards the Level 3 90-Credit Diploma. Following successful completion of this qualification, you will be able to progress to the Extended Diploma. Our Extended Diplomas offer equivalent UCAS points to studying 3 A Levels.

Topics covered can include:

  • Government, policies and the public services
  • Team development and leadership
  • Citizenship and diversity
  • Understanding discipline
  • Public service fitness
  • Physical preparation for public services
  • Outdoor activities
  • Police powers
  • War, conflict and terrorism
  • Major incidents
  • Law and the legal system
  • Custodial care
  • Instructing physical activity

WHAT WILL I NEED?

You will need:

  • Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Maths (at grade 3 or above) or an equivalent Level 2 qualification at Merit (and Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 2/GCSE English Language at grade 4 or above and Maths at grade 3 or above)

All applicants must have an interview and assessment to confirm that the course is suitable for them.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Your progress will be assessed throughout the course, using a range of methods such as assignments and presentations.

WHAT WILL IT COST?

School Leavers

If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.

WHAT CAN I DO AFTER?

This course will help you to move on to higher level courses, such as a Bachelor of Science, or to pursue employment in the Public Services industry.

OUR CENTRES
Centre for Business, Arts
and Technology
444 Camden Road
N7 0SP
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Sixth Form College
Angel
283-309 Goswell Road
EC1V 7LA
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Centre for Lifelong Learning
28-42 Blackstock Road
Finsbury Park
N4 2DG
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Centre for Applied Sciences
Angel
311-321 Goswell Road
EC1V 7DD
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020 7700 9200
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