Level 3 90 Credit Diploma leading onto completion of the Level 3 Extended Diploma in the A2 year.

Pass Rate



100% Coursework

Entry Requirements

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About the Course

Fire-fighters, police officers, soldiers, sailors, air crew, prison officers, civil servants, teachers and nurses. Just some of the vital careers in public services. This course offers you the opportunity to develop your knowledge of the public services and prepare you for your career in this area.

Course Structure:

Government, Policies and the Public Services
This unit enables you to develop your knowledge and understanding of the UK government policies and the democratic election process. It also enables you to demonstrate the process of developing government policies and how these policies impact on the public services.

Leadership and Teamwork in the Public Services
You will develop a knowledge of leadership style and an understanding of teams and teamwork activities within the public services. You will also gain the skills needed to communicate with, and lead, teams.

Citizenship, Diversity and the Public Services
The aim of this unit is to provide you with knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to become thoughtful and informed citizens and public service employees. The unit is designed to develop an awareness of rights and responsibilities and respect for different religious, ethnic and national groups within UK society.

Understand the Impact of War, Conflict and Terrorism on Public Services
The aim of this unit is to enable you to understand the impact of war and conflict on UK public services and how the public services deal with terrorism both within the UK and on the international scene.

Physical Preparation and Fitness Testing
These two units look at different training methods and the principles of fitness. You will complete a number of fitness tests and be required to undertake a six training programme.

Behaviour in Public Sector Employment
The aim of this unit is to enable you to develop a knowledge of the approaches to psychology and behaviour and its management.


Past Students: 

Public Services students’ progress onto a wide variety of degrees and careers. Below are some examples from last year’s cohort. John Cregg – Weapons Engineer, Royal Navy

Georgia Rutley – Police Apprentice with GMP
Rae Hewitt – Community Policing and Criminal Investigation at the University of Chester


Key Facts 
70% High Grades