Uniformed Public Services BTEC Level 3

Uniformed Public Services BTEC Level 3

Uniformed Public Services BTEC Level 3


Course outline:

This Level 3 study programme gives you the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge to help you identify and prepare for a career in the Uniformed Services, such as Army, Royal Navy, RAF, Police, Ambulance, Fire Brigade and Prison Service.

Course structure:

Year 1:
Unit 1 – Government, Policies and the Public Services
Unit 2 – Leadership and Teamwork in the Public Services
Unit 3 – Citizenship, Diversity and the Public Services
Unit 4 – Understanding Discipline in the Uniformed Public Services
Unit 5 – Physical Preparation, Health and Lifestyle for the Public Services
Unit 8 – Understand the Impact of War, Conflict and Terrorism on Public Service
Unit 10 – Skills for Land-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
Unit 11 – Skills for Water-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
Unit 17 – Police Powers in the Public Services

Year 2:
Unit 6 – Fitness Testing and Training for the Uniformed Public Services
Unit 9 – Outdoor and Adventurous Expeditions
Unit 13 – Command and Control in the Uniformed Unit Public Services
Unit 14 – Responding to Emergency Service Incidents
Unit 15 – Planning and Management of Major Incidents
Unit 21 – Custodial Care Services
Unit 24 – Current and Media Affairs in Public Services
Unit 30 – Practical Team Sports
Unit 32 – Instructing Physical Activities and Exercise


Key Facts:

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    Examination Board

    Not applicable

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    Duration

    Two years (You must complete all Year 1 units in order to progress to Year 2)

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    Minimum entry requirements:

    Five GCSEs at Level 4 – 9, or a Merit for the Level 2 Diploma in Public Services (or similar Level 2 qualifications), a Level 4 at GCSE and the support of your tutors

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    Possible combinations:

    This is a full time course in its own right. Students who are yet to gain a Level 4 in English and/or Maths will need to resit those GCSEs alongside this course

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    Enrichment opportunities:

    A range of enrichment opportunities will be available to include as part of your timetable such as Fitness Boot-Camp, Duke of Edinburgh (Bronze, Silver and Gold), Football team, Netball team, Archery and many more.

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    Skills developed:

    • Camping related skills
    • Orienteering
    • Drill
    • Self-Discipline
    • Leadership and Teamwork

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    Likely next step opportunities:

    On successful completion of this study programme, you can apply for a wide range of public sector occupations, including posts in the Armed Forces, Emergency Forces, Coastguard and Prison Service. Alternatively, you can progress onto a relevant Higher Education programme.

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    Assessment summary:

    This will be a mixture of external examinations and internal coursework assessments

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    Course requirements:

    Uniform: All students are required to purchase the course uniform which includes a Navy polo shirt, Black belt, Navy trousers and Black boots (product list provided during enrolment). Must be worn during weekly inspections and college events.
    NCS Week: This involves activities such as Coasteering, Surfing, High Ropes, Lazar-tag, followed by a social action project. This is compulsory.


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