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Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Public Services

Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Public Services.

Course Overview


This 1 year course is the equivalent to 3 AS levels and enables you to learn about working within the Public Services. 

Upon successful completion of this year you can progress onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services which will allow you to gain the equivalent to 3 A Levels. 

The course is timetabled for 15 hours per week. A further 8 hours may be allocated to Essential Skills and Employability.

Students can potentially progress onto university to study a wide range of degrees available, or pursue employment.  

Subjects studied may include:  

  • Outdoor and adventurous expeditions
  • Skills for land based outdoor adventurous activities
  • Skills for water based outdoor adventurous activities
  • Land navigation by map and compass
  • Fitness testing and training
  • Teamwork and leadership
  • Understanding discipline
  • Crime and its effects on society
  • Government policies
  • Police powers
  • Aspects of the legal system  


You will work towards a Personal Development qualification and will be involved in a range of activities designed to improve employability. You will be required to complete Essential Skills in Literacy and Numeracy if you do not have a GCSE Grade C or above in English or Maths.  You will also have the opportunity to complete a qualification in ICT.


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Ideal If:
you want work as a Police Officer, fire fighter, paramedic or join the army.
You'll Learn:
teamwork and leadership skills, discipline, criminology and crime and its effects on society.
You'll Love:
the outdoor expeditions and fitness training and the hands-on experience with industry.
You'll Progress:
to the Extended Diploma in Public Services and possible employment as a Police Officer, Fire Fighter or Paramedic or army.
You'll Need:
4 GCSEs between Grades A* to C or equivalent, including English and Maths.
Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

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