BTEC Public Services (Extended Diploma) Level 3

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Sport, Travel and Public Services



Mode of Study

Mode of Study
Full Time


Usk Campus

Start Date

Start Date
31 August 2021


1 year

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above to include either Maths/Numeracy or English/Welsh 1st Language, or appropriate Level 2 Diploma qualification at Merit grade with GCSEs to include either Maths/Numeracy or English/Welsh 1st Language at grade C or above.

In a nutshell

You’ll study units including leadership and teamwork in the public service, citizenship and diversity in the public service, exercise, health and lifestyle, crime and its effects and government and policies in the public services.

This course is for you if...

...You’d like to work for the armed forces, prison or emergency services
...You’d like a career in community service related organisations
...You’d like a blend of practical and classroom study

What will I be doing?

This course is split equally between theory-based classroom activities and practical outdoor activities. In support of these you’ll also experience a wide range of trips, visits and guest speakers, plus two expeditions and a course residential trip.

You’ll be assessed through practical and written assignments, presentations, portfolios and observation. On completion you’ll achieve:

  • Level 3 Public Services
  • Skills Activities
  • Maths and English (if you haven't achieved a Grade C or above at GCSE level)
  • Other relevant qualifications to enhance your skill set

What is expected of me?

To enter the course, we require a minimum of 5 GCSEs Grade C or above to include either Maths/Maths Numeracy or English/Welsh First Language, or appropriate Level 2 Diploma qualification at Merit Grade with GCSEs to include either Maths/Maths Numeracy or English/Welsh First Language at Grade C or above.

Full commitment to attendance is required, practical participation is essential in completing this course.

What comes next?

Successful completion of the Year 1 90 Credit Diploma will allow you to progress on to the second year and complete the full Extended Diploma. From there, progression routes include Higher Education courses in public and emergency services at Coleg Gwent or university, or employment in the uniformed public services or outdoor activity industry.

Additional information

Additional costs of up to £125.00 for kit and protective equipment, plus £40 for D of E registration.

Additional costs at Crosskeys campus:

£80 for a School kit

£45 for outdoor activities

Usk Campus
(Full Time)
Start Date: 31 August 2021

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