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Level 3 BTEC Diploma

Public Services


Level 3

Career Sector

Life & Sports Sciences

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Course overview

Ideal if you want to work in areas like the Armed Forces, Police, Ambulance and Fire  services, this professional pathway will help you progress.

Entry requirements

  • At least five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English Language or Maths. If your English Language is a D/3, your Maths must be at least a C/4 and vice versa


  • A Level 2 BTEC Diploma or above and GCSE English Language or Maths at grade C/4 or above
  • Grade C/4 or above in GCSE Maths
  • Grade C/4 or above in GCSE English Language

What will I study?

This course will provide you with the expertise required to gain employment in a wide range of public services. Alternatively, you will be able to continue your studies at university level. You will need to have a strong interest in a variety of services.


Core Modules

Government, Policies & Public Services

Leadership & Teamwork in the Public Services

Citizenship and Diversity & the Public Services

Behaviour in the Public Sector Employment

Understand the Impact of War, Conflict and Terrorism on Public Services

Skills for Land Based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

Understanding Discipline in the Uniformed Services

Fitness Testing and Training

Additional Modules

Practical Team Sports

Exercise, Health & Lifestyle

Volunteering in the Public Services

Responding to Emergency Service Incidents

Why study Public Services at USP?

  • Compulsory trips and visits on this course are an integral and exciting part
  • Links to employability within the public services Opportunity to access Higher Education

What could I do next?

After completing the course you can apply for employment in the Public Services e.g. the Fire Service, Police, Armed Forces and related civilian occupations. You may also progress onto a Higher Education course.

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