This programme of study will prepare you for direct employment in the uniformed public services and is suitable for anyone who wishes to enter a particular specialist area of work. It includes work experience with one of the services to build your experience. If you know what career path you want to take in the public services, this is the course for you.
A range of pathways are available, dependent on your qualifications.
- One-year Extended Certificate
- One-year Foundation Diploma
- Two-year Diploma
- Two-year Extended Diploma.
- An insight into the public service sector
- The qualities required for a successful career
- Leadership and teamwork
- Competitive sports and outdoor activities
- Work experience and employability skills
- English and Maths, as required.
One or two years full-time, depending on study route.
Students can progress to study a higher level course at Bishop Burton College.
Many students who complete this course go on directly to careers in the armed forces and security services, among others.
Four GCSEs at grade C or 4 or equivalent, preferably including English and Maths, or a relevant BTEC Level 2 qualification. A satisfactory reference is also needed.
BTEC Level 3 in Public Services
With our new Public Services course due to launch at Riseholme in September 2018, find out more about Katrina Turnbull's time at our partner college Bishop Burton College.
Katrina was named ‘Outstanding Public Services Student of the Year’ at a highly prestigious national awards ceremony for her exceptional commitment to her studies and her efforts to help other people.
She scooped the title at the BTEC Awards 2017 – beating thousands of other students around the country – at the end of a year
which saw her excel in the classroom and highlight the dangers posed to young children by abusers.
“I work as a volunteer for the NSPCC and go into primary schools to give presentations to children about the different types of abuse people suffer from,” Katrina said.
“I wanted to do something related to my course and I saw this opportunity. It was one of the few things I could do related to the industry when I was only 16-years-old.
“On the course itself we have been on a lot of trips and have constantly been out and about building up our experiences. It has been really enjoyable. The tutors are also really good and helpful – they have been really supportive.
“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it and learned so much.”