Public Services


BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

Exam Board


Entry Requirements


Why study this course?

The Public Services course aims to provide you with the skills, experience and knowledge that will enable you to develop a career in the fire service, ambulance, police or armed forces.

You will study a broad range of areas from Leadership and Teamwork, Citizenship and the Law, Health and Healthy Lifestyles alongside Outdoor adventures and Crime in Society.  This course would go well alongside Applied Sport or Health and Social Care.

What will I study?

The units offered within the course include:

  • Government and policies
  • Health and fitness
  • Leadership and teamwork
  • Citizenship and diversity
  • Crime and its effects on society, and planning and management of major incidents
  • Skills for land-based activities
  • Skills for water-based activities
  • Volunteering in Public services

How will I be assessed?

This course is equal to 60 credits

Mandatory units = must be worth at least 40 credits, option units 20 credits

Government, Policies and the Public Services – 10

Leadership and Teamwork in the Public Services – 15

Citizenship, Diversity and the Public Services – 15

Where can it lead?

Public services apprenticeships, Higher education or careers in the police, prison service, armed services and fire service.


Mr A Rawlin

Head of Faculty

Mr S Hall

Course Materials

  • Please ask your course teacher