BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Public Services (For students aged 16-17)

BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Public Services (For students aged 16-17)

Subject Area: Public Services

Course Overview

The 90 Credit Diploma is designed to give you with the skills, knowledge and understanding of a wide range of occupational roles undertaken in the Public Services (uniformed) e.g. Police, Military, Fire Service, Health Service and HM Customs. The course consists of a combination of classroom based taught lessons, visiting speakers from Public Services and practical and physical activities, for example Leadership and Teamwork tasks in Thorpe Woodlands and Tunstall Forest and local Parks. There is also an opportunity to undertake land navigation and outdoor activities units. The qualification prepares you for employment in the Public Services, develops team skills, leadership skills and a wide range of employability skills relevant for a broad range of sectors in the world of work.

The vocational context of the qualification allows for assessment, written and practical assignments, to be directly linked to realistic work-based scenarios and to form links with local Public Service providers. You will also complete 60 hours of work experience in a variety of settings.

  • Start Date: Sep, 2016
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: TPP43F0

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English Language or level 2 in Public Services

Course Highlights

This study programme teaches you the skills required for civilian and public service work both in and out of the classroom.Enhance your job prospects by gaining real life experience, taking part in voluntary work. You will learn from a number of speakers and contacts within the public services, who will help teach you the skills that are required for the next generation of leaders in the workplace.

Next Steps

Students who complete this course may progress on to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services or into employment or on to Higher Education (with significant UCAS points). 94% continued with their studies on completing the 90 credit Diploma.

Tuition Costs

No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2016


Additional Costs

£150 for trips and £10 for uniform

Angus Beaton

I was really impressed with the course – the in-class activities and team-building tasks in particular.

It was really interesting seeing the characters develop and watch as the leaders came through. The course really taught us all a lot about ourselves.

We learnt about different styles of leadership and how people react differently to various styles and stimuli.

The facilities at the College are great and the staff are exceptional – I was really impressed with my tutors, who were really knowledgeable.

I applied to Royal Military Academy Sandhurst to undergo army officer training and have my interview in the next two weeks.

The course has definitely helped me get to this stage.