Public Services Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma

23085L1 | Leigh College
Start Date | 02/09/2019
Time/Day | FULL TIME

Is this course for me?

If you are looking for a challenging career with lots of responsibility and high rewards then a public services course could be for you. You will gain the skills, knowledge and confidence for a career in the Fire Service, Royal Navy, Armed Forces, Customs and Excise or Police. Our courses have been designed with input from experts at the Police, RAF, Fire Services and the Army. You will experience life in the public services through a range of relevant activities, trips, visits and guest speakers. You will work with lots of professionals from the services, who help you build the skills to work in this diverse industry.

What will I study?

The course includes: government and policies, leadership and teamwork, health and fitness, outdoor activities, career and employment, and volunteering. You will also take part in a range of voluntary and work related activities to enhance employability skills. You will also complete the Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award.

How long is the course?

Full time for two academic years

How will I be assessed?

All units are assessed by the completion of assignments.

What qualifications do I need?

A minimum of 5 A*-C / 9-4 GCSE subjects or equivalent including maths or English.

What can I progress onto?

On successful completion at Level 3, you may go on to university level and choose from a wide range of degrees including: Criminology, Police Science and Public Services Management. The average pay for a Police Officer is around £33,000 a year. Qualified Fire Fighters earn over £29,000 a year. Royal Navy Officers may earn between £25,000-£84,000 a year. Other careers include Armed Forces, Prison Officer, Rescue Services, Local Government Official, HM Revenue and Customs Officer and Security Services.

Other Information

You can expect to receive support from a competent, highly experienced team of staff. If you are 16 18 years old, you may be eligible for our FREE bus pass. Find out more at There are also three College bus services available for 16-18 year olds travelling to Leigh College; Bolton, Farnworth and Westhoughton to Leigh College; Walkden to Leigh College and Warrington to Leigh College.

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Do I have to pay for my course?
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Course fees shown are per annum (unless indicated otherwise). Courses lasting longer than one year, fees will be payable per year.

If you need advice on any financial support that may be available to you, please contact us on or phone 01942 761111

Wigan & Leigh College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this publication is accurate at the time of going to publication. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time. The College cannot accept liability arising out of such changes or connected to such changes, however it will undertake to minimise disruption to students.

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