BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma/Diploma in Public Services
4 GCSEs grade A*-C (grade 9 - 4) including English and Maths, or a relevant Level 2 course (with distinction) including English and maths. You will also need to provide a good school report/reference.
Who is the course for
This course is for anyone wishing to gain employment in the Uniformed Public Services, e.g. Border Force, Police, Fire & Rescue, Ambulance, Prison & Probation, Security Industry, Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Ministry of Defence, National Crime Agency.
The course looks at the emergency and armed services in their role to protect society and defend UK interests abroad.
Year 1 course = 60 credits Year 2 course = additional 60 credits (total 120 credits)
Course units include:
- Government policies and the Public Services
- Leadership and teamwork in the Public Services
- Citizenship, diversity and the Public Services
- Understanding discipline in the Uniformed Public Services.
Optional units include:
- Crime and its effects on society / Management of major incidents
- Outdoor & adventurous expeditions / Land navigation
- International institutions & Human Rights / Impact of war, conflict & terrorism
- Security Procedures / Response to emergency incidents
- Physical preparation / Fitness testing for the Uniformed Public Services.
Outdoor activities and fitness will form an important part of the programme.
Transferable Skills Students will be challenged on their team work, leadership, communication skills and ability to problem solve, while developing knowledge for the Uniformed Public Services.
Lectures, career visits, workshops, group activities, practical sessions and a range of outdoor experiences.
How is the course assessed
Assignments throughout the course include reports, projects, presentations, practical scenarios, oral work and time constrained assignments along with a range of outdoor activities.
Where next - Further Studies
Progression from the 60 credit Diploma to the Level 3 Diploma in Public Services. On completion students can then go onto Foundation Higher Education studies in Knowledge in Policing, Terrorism Studies, Criminology and other Uniformed Public Services degree courses.
Where next - Job Opportunities
Students should look to gain employment with Emergency and Armed Forces e.g. Border Force, Police, Fire & Rescue, Ambulance, Prison & Probation, Security Industry, Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Ministry of Defence, National Crime Agency.
Last updated: 21 June 2018
How to Apply
To apply for a course choose one of these methods:
- Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
- Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to: Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.
When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.