Level 3 BTEC Diploma and Extended Diploma Public Services


Both the BTEC Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Public Services are designed to equip learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for a successful career in any of the uniformed or non-uniformed Public Services.

Public Services are at the very heart of our community, and those who pursue a career within one of the public services will be fulfilling a vital role in society. The BTEC Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Public Services has a very practical emphasis. On completion, learners will have taken an important first step onto the ladder of a well-structured and rewarding career with one of the largest employment sectors in the country.


The BTEC Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma courses are completed over 2 years. The Diploma (equivalent to two A Levels) enables students to undertake other qualifications alongside. The Extended Diploma (equivalent to three A Levels) is a full time course.


All the units are assessed by course work. Assessment methods could include essays, projects, presentations and attendance at practical events such as residential experiences and other activities. Our students also use training opportunities provided by the emergency services and armed forces.


You may wish to use the qualification and UCAS points to gain entry into a university. Students who go to university do not necessarily need to study a public service related degree. Others may use the qualification in order to enter specialist areas of employment, obtain a commission in the Armed Services or seek direct employment in the public service sector.


The minimum entry requirements for level 3 applied study apply. Students should also have achieved at least Grade 4 in maths.