Uniformed Public Services Level 3 Coursework Info

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Uniformed Public Services

Campus: Weybridge, What is the course about?

This course will follow on from the Subsidiary Diploma give learners further in-sight into varied aspects of the Emergency Services as well as the Armed Forces helping to further develop essential skills and knowledge in respect of the Uniformed Public Services.

What modules are covered?

Some of the units you will study are:
• International Organisations and Human Rights
• Land Navigation by Map and Compass
• Understanding the impact of War
• Conflict and Terrorism on Public Services
• Employment in the Uniformed Public Service
• Current and Media Affairs in Public Services
• Fitness Testing and Training for the Uniformed Public Services. 



How long does it last?

1 year.

Who is the course suitable for?

Those looking to progress to a career within the Uniformed Service Sectors. Students must be willing to participate in physical activity, as this is a requirement to achieve certain components of the course

What grades do I need?

Level 3 Entry Requirements
5 GCSE passes at grade C/grade 4 or above, ideally including English and Maths (some subject areas may require higher grades than grade C/4 in a specific subject), or for progressing students successful achievement of a level 2 vocational qualification.

How is the course assessed?

You will be assessed continuously, through coursework and physical activity all evidenced in an individual portfolio

Are there any extra costs?

There is an initial contribution to be paid at the start of the course for uniform and induction.  You would also be expected to make a contribution to take part in other trip opportunities like Boot Camp and expeditions.  More details on costs will be provided during the application stages.   

Students are allocated a certain amount of free printing, after which a small fee will be incurred.

What can the course lead to?

On completion of this course with the right grades and UCAS points you can progress onto Higher Education whether at university or onto the HNC/HND.

You can consider a career in the Uniformed Public Service sectors or managerial work.

Useful Information

Enrolling for a course at Brooklands College
Brooklands College Student Agreement
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Click here to download an Enrolment form

If you’re worried about the cost of studying you may be eligible for a grant or a bursary:
College Bursary Information (PDF)
Walton Charity Individual Grants Information (PDF)

What you learn

Course themes:

• Teamwork and leadership

• Government and policy

• Fitness testing

• Crime and its effects on society

• War and terror

• Working in prisons and probation services

Benefits / Skills you will develop

You will develop your own leadership style and practice working in teams to solve problems and manage projects.

You will meet and work with personnel currently serving in the public services sector and participate in various public service fitness tests.

How you will be assessed

There are no exams, you will be assessed through coursework.

Assessment methods include assessments, projects, coursework, case studies and observations of practical exercises.

Where is the course delivered (facilities / classrooms)

The course is delivered at Leeds City College Technology Campus.  Many of your lessons take place in classrooms but you will also be expected to visit places of interest outside of college to enhance what you learn about in the classroom.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 2 GCSEs at grade 4 or C or above including English and maths or a Level 2 Diploma in Public Services. If you do not have these grades contact us and we can find an alternative public services course.

What's next

After completing the course you will be able to apply for positions in one of the uniformed or non-uniformed public service including:

  • Police
  • Fire
  • Armed Forces
  • Dog Handlers
  • Administration roles in the public services
  • Emergency call handlers
  • Prison Service
  • Probationary Service
  • Customs and Border Control

Alternatively or you may choose to progress onto an apprenticeship or a degree.

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