Public Services

Extended Diploma in Public Services, Level 3

Course overview

A diverse range of careers in the Public Sector are available to you. A genuine interest in public services is absolutely essential for you to get into this highly-competitive industry, but you don’t need to be currently working as you will gain the skills and experience to prepare you for it.

You will study a variety of public services based modules designed to give you the best chance of progressing to a career that is dynamic, exciting and full of opportunities.

You will be at the college main campuses and Public Services HQ 4-5 days a week with practical aspects of the course taking place at Perdiswell Sports centre in Worcester, and our Redditch campus Sports centre.

There is a real focus on providing you with exceptional opportunities to get work placements with local employers in the Public Sector. Many of our students go into well paid jobs locally and a significant number continue their education at university/ Higher Education degree level.

Please note that this course is predominantly aimed at 16 to 19 year olds.

Entry requirements

A total of 5 GCSE’s A* - C (9 - 4) including English and maths or Level 2 Public services or Level 2 Sport.

Good practical and communication skills.

Course Modules

- Leadership and teamwork
- Planning and management of major incidents
- Citizenship
- Impact of war and terrorism
- Fitness and training
- Custodial care
- Adventurous activities

Additional qualifications - Level 2 Sports Leadership Award and First Aid

How will I be assessed?

Continuous assessment through
1. Practical assessment of knowledge and skills for leading and instructing
2. Group and individual presentations of public services specific work
3. Written reports and evaluations

What can I do next

You can progress onto a broad range of academic and vocational higher education courses at a Foundation Degree, HND or BA (Hons) level.

These include:
HND Public Services
FdA Sports Leadership and Management