The BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 in Public Services is a two year, full time work related course.
This course is designed for 16-18 year old and adult learners, the course will include a substantial amount of careers related learning designed to support progression to the suitable next step, this could include educational trips, employability skills and employer encounters such as guest speakers. For 16-18 year old learners this will be delivered as a study programme which includes math and English where applicable and work experience.
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to either apply for employment in one of the Public Services. Alternatively, students may wish to progress to the Level 4/5 HNC/HND course in Public Services at College with the option of topping up to a full degree at University. Students can also apply straight to University to undertake a degree programme in a related subject area.
In addition the course will provide a sound foundation for employment in other occupations.
5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or higher including Maths and English OR a Level 2 related qualification PLUS grade C/4 or higher in BOTH Maths and English.
Entry criteria will be applied at the discretion of the course manager.
You will study the following core units:
• Understanding Discipline
• Leadership and Teamwork
• Government Policies
• Fitness Testing and Training for the Public Services
• Citizenship and Diversity and the following specialist units:
• Law and the Legal System
• Planning an Event or Team Sport
• Current and Media Affairs
• Crime and Its Effects
• Land Based Skills for the Outdoors
• Custodial Care
• International Organisations
• Physical Preparation, Health and Lifestyle
• Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
• Security Procedures in the Public Services
• Volunteering in Public Services
• Planning and Management of Major Incidents
• Impact of War and Conflict
All LMC students will receive tutorial support.
This course is continuously assessed using a range of methods including projects, assignments, case studies, course work, personal fitness development and performance in team and problem solving exercises.
There is no final examination.
On completion of this course you will receive BTEC Extended Diploma in Public Services (Uniformed), is equivalent to three A Levels. An opportunity exists for students to be awarded the BTEC Diploma, equivalent to 2 A Levels or a 90-Credit Diploma equivalent to 1.5 A Levels.
Studying on the business course at LMC will open up numerous doors for your future, so if you can see business as a key part of your future and are prepared to seize every opportunity, our course will be the most amazing thing you ever sign up for.
Come and join us here as LMC! You’ll gain new skills, use industry standard equipment, be taught by a dedicated team of specialists who are passionate about educating you to a higher skills level, so that you can gain an Apprenticeship or full time employment.
The best thing about our courses is that the teaching team have excellent industry experience with up-to-date equipment and materials. We are also very focused on all of our students achieving and being successful in their chosen careers.
I really enjoy passing on my joinery experiences and skills to the students, as well watching them develop into good citizens.
LMC is a great community asset and I think the local district are lucky to have such a modern, flexible and engaging place of education.
I teach a subject that I am passionate about and transfer my knowledge and skills to our students. I also work with an amazing team, every day is different and a unique challenge - the job is never boring!