This course is designed to prepare students for a wide range
of careers within the Uniformed Public Services or for progression on to higher
education. Core units include Government Policies, Team Leadership &
Development, Citizenship & Diversity.
Students will also study Crime & Its Effects and
practical units including Physical Fitness and Instructing Physical Activity and
Exercise. Within the practical elements of the course students will participate
in different kinds of fitness training, take part in a number of team building
activities and participate in Royal Marines fitness
The course covers a wide range of topics
- Government Policies
- Citizenship & Diversity
- Health & Fitness
- Land Navigation
Course Specific Trips & Visits &
The College runs a number of educational experiences each
year to enable students to contextualise their learning. These experiences
include trips, visiting speakers and residentials.
Students will get physically involved in a wide range of
activities that involve team work such as army assault courses and the field gun
They will also have the chance to engage with Public
Services personnel through a variety of external trips and visits including a
Career Opportunities & Further Study
A qualification in Public Services provides a firm
foundation for a career path in this area and can help to set you apart from
other applicants. The course also provides students with the transferrable
skills that are needed to work in many different areas, eg Team Work and Self
Discipline. Many students progress on to university degree courses in Public
Services (such as Policing or Criminology) and others go direct into employment
within the Public Services.
Students will enjoy this course if they like to:
- Complete coursework
- Participate in practical tasks to enhance
- Participate in physical activities and enjoy the outdoor
- Complete independent research
Students should have a keen interest in working within the
Public Services and enjoy communicating through speaking and working
independently as well as part of a team.
This course is assessed purely through coursework (100%).
Some coursework tasks might involve writing reports, individual or group
presentations or practical tasks. Students will complete 30 or 60 credits worth
of coursework during the duration of the Certificate or Subsidiary
The exam board for this course is Pearson
Students wishing to do BTEC Level 3 courses, need to have
(or expect to achieve) at least four GCSE passes at Grade 4 or above including
English and Mathematics (and a satisfactory school reference) in order to be
accepted on a BTEC Level 3 Programme.