Public Services BTEC 90 Credit Diploma Level 3

If you enjoy being at the heart of the action and want to push your limits then why not consider a Public Services course? The 90 Credit Diploma is offered in partnership with the West Yorkshire Police Cadet programme, giving you an outstanding opportunity for an insight into a career in the Police Service.


The course is split into a range of units which will blend theory and practice, allowing students to build up a comprehensive understanding of the skills, knowledge, and attributes necessary to be effective in any Uniformed Public Service.

You’ll study a range of core units in the first year, then in the second year can specialise in military or emergency service pathways. The course combines practical activities with personal research and written work. You’ll visit emergency service premises, prisons and courts and have visiting speakers. You’ll learn to deal with challenging circumstances and develop communication and leadership skills. A one-night survival residential is part of the induction, there is a two-night outdoor activities residential at Howstean Gorge and fantastic work placement opportunities in both Croatia and Sicily.

Units include:

  • Government and policies
  • Leadership and teamwork
  • Citizenship and diversity
  • Command and control
  • Volunteering
  • Physical preparation, health and lifestyle
  • Understanding the impact of war, conflict and terrorism
  • Crime and its effects on society

Combine this course with participation in our sports academies for football, boxing or rugby.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs with the following grades: English at grade 4 and maths at grade 3 or above, and 3 other GCSEs grade 4 or above.

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Assessment Methods

There are no formal exams.

You will be assessed to nationally set standards throughout the year through various activities such as discussions, group presentations, written assessments, essays, practical demonstrations, fitness tests, group activities, observations and completing logbooks/diaries.


HNC/HND or degree level course

Employment in the public services.

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Course code


Start date

2020-09-07 00:00:00.000

End date

2021-07-02 00:00:00.000

Course code


Start date

2020-09-07 00:00:00.000

End date

2021-07-02 00:00:00.000




Huddersfield Centre

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Kirklees College