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Extended Diploma in Public Services - Year 2 (Advanced) - Level 3


This course offers an excellent opportunity to make an informed choice about a leadership career in the Police, Fire, Ambulance Services, Army, Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Royal Air Force, Prison Service, Security Organisations, HM Customs and Excise or the Merchant Navy.

Entry requirements

Completed the Diploma in Public Services (Year 1) - Level 3 course.

Start dates and fees

There will be a kit/uniform to purchase.

How long is the course?

1 year.


What will I study?

  • Understanding discipline in the uniformed public services
  • Career planning
  • Employment in uniformed public services
  • Skills for land-based activities
  • Skills for water-based activities
  • Land navigation by map and compass
  • Outdoor and adventurous expeditions
  • Practical team sports
  • Exercise, health and lifestyle
  • Instructing physical activity and exercise

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

What can I go on to study?

Upon successful completion of the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma, you will have the equivalent of three A Levels, providing opportunities for progression into employment or onto a Higher Education course.

How do I apply?

This course is only suitable for progressing learners who are currently studying the Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science Level 3. Please talk to your tutor who will be able to advise the next step.


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