BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services | Walsall College

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services

This course is ideal if you want to get into the following careers; the armed forces, emergency services, prison service, security etc. Some units will require visits to different local services as well as compulsory participation in outdoor activities, navigation exercises and even possible camping trips. Although there is no minimum fitness requirement potential there is also an element of physical training which is a compulsory part of the time table.

The structure of the course is such that there are milestones at certain points where you are required to be fully up to date, and you will be assessed through a combination of written assignments, presentations, discussions and group activities. Homework and private study is also required.

The course is split into nine units which cover a wide variety of topics, including:

  • Crime and its effect on society
  • Outdoor and adventurous activities
  • Responding to emergency service incidents
  • Aspects of the legal system

Some units will require visits to different local services as well as outdoor activities, navigation exercises and camping trips.

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5 GCSEs at grades C/GCSE grade 4 or above including English Language and/or Maths, or a Level 2 related qualification with a final grade of at least a Merit.

Progression to study law or sociology at University or a Higher Education course within college such as the HND in Public Services.

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Basic Information

Course Code K01F3PUB9P
Location Wisemore Campus
Level Level 3
Type Full-Time/Part-Time
Fee Aged 16-18: FREE, Aged 19 & Over: Call to speak to Student Finance
Start Date Sep 09 2019

Special Information

This course is eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan - If finances have been holding you back from starting a course, you can now apply for a loan to help with the cost of these fees!



Maths & English Requirement

English and Maths is a mandatory part of the 16-19 study programme.
If you have GCSEs in English and Maths at:

  • A* - C or 4-9 - You will continue to study English and Maths but do not have to take another exam.
  • D or 3 - You will need to resit your GCSE English and Maths at college.
  • E, F or G / 1 or 2 - You will study for Functional Skills until you get to Level 1. Then you will take GCSE English and Maths.

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