Level 3 Diplomas in

Public Services

Leading to an Extended Diploma, Diploma or Subsidiary Diploma

Depending on your previous qualifications, you could opt to study either an Extended Diploma, Diploma or Subsidiary Diploma in Public Services. For more information on Level 3 Diplomas visit our choosing the right course for you page. You can find out more about each study option using the tabs below.

If you’re keen to start your career in the uniformed public services, this course will help you prepare.

Through theory based and real-world teaching approaches you’ll explore interesting topics such as leadership, citizenship and teamwork alongside adventurous activities, such as rock climbing and water sports.

There’ll also be a chance to participate in a ‘look at life’ army course and work with Cheshire Police and Fire Service during their training activities.

Extended Diploma

What will I study?

  • Government, policies and public services
  • Leadership and teamwork in the public services
  • Citizenship, diversity and the public services
  • Fitness testing and training for uniformed public services
  • Skills for water based outdoor and adventurous activities
  • Skills for land based outdoor and adventurous activities
  • Outdoor and adventurous expeditions
  • Police powers in the public services
  • Responding to emergency service incidents
  • Crime and its effect on society
  • Behaviour in public services
  • International institutions and human rights
  • Command and control in the public services
  • Custodial care services
  • Instructing physical activity
  • Understanding the impact of war, conflict and terrorism on public services
  • Understanding discipline in the uniformed public services
  • Communication and technology in the public services
  • Current and media affairs in public services
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

How long will it take?

  • 2 years, full-time

What qualifications do I need to start?

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

Career options

  • Armed services
  • HM customs
  • Police
  • Fire and rescue
  • Ambulance service
Diploma

What will I study?

A combination of some of the below:

  • Government, policies and public services
  • Leadership and teamwork in public services
  • Citizenship, diversity and public services
  • Skills for water based outdoor and adventurous activities
  • Skills for land based outdoor and adventurous activities
  • Outdoor and adventurous expeditions
  • Police powers the public services
  • Fitness testing and training for the uniformed public services
  • Communication and technology in the public services
  • Instructing physical activity
  • Current and media affairs in public services
  • Understanding the impact of war, conflict and terrorism on public services
  • Understanding discipline in the uniformed public services
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

How long will it take?

  • 2 years, full-time

What qualifications do I need to start?

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

Career options

  • Armed services
  • HM customs
  • Police
  • Fire and rescue
  • Ambulance service
Subsidiary

What will I study?

A combination of some of the below:

  • Government, policies and public services
  • Leadership and teamwork in public services
  • Citizenship, diversity and public services
  • Skills for water based outdoor and adventurous activities
  • Skills for land based outdoor and adventurous activities
  • International institutions and human rights
  • Behaviour in public sector employment
  • Fitness testing and training for the public services
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

How long will it take?

  • 1 year, full-time

What qualifications do I need to start?

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

Career options

  • Armed services
  • HM customs
  • Police
  • Fire and rescue
  • Ambulance service
Additional qualifications

As part of this course you will also have the opportunity to work towards additional awards, including:

  • Level 2 Gym qualification
  • Climbing Wall Award
  • Single Pitch Award
  • Mountain Leader Award
  • BCU Coaching Awards
  • Archery GB Leadership Award
  • Bushcraft Training
  • ITC First Aid
  • Young Leaders Awards
Duke of Edinburgh

We are now offering the Gold Duke of Edinburgh award across college to all students.  So if you are between the ages of 16-25 you can sign up to Duke of Edinburgh here at Reaseheath.

Useful information

How much will this course cost?

If you are under 19 on 31st August 2017 the tuition fees and exam costs are free for our courses. If you are aged 19 or over you may have to pay a fee.

You may also be required to pay costs associated with study tours or additional qualifications.

For more information on fees and to find out about what financial support may be available to you visit the student finance pages on our website.

Transport

Our college buses pick up over 1,000 students each day from a wide area. The cost of daily transport is subsidised if travelling on the College bus service. To find out the cost of transport and a bus route near you visit the transport pages on our website.

Accommodation

At Reaseheath we have on-site residential accommodation for 785 students. If you are aged over 16 and studying on a full-time course you may apply for a residential place. Visit the accommodation pages on our website for more information.

How do I apply?

If you have found a course you are interested in and are in Year 11 or above you can apply now online. For a step by step guide on the application process visit the how to apply pages on our website.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can find out more information about this course on our FAQs page.

Student Profile
Amy Hammond

Ambition: Police officer

School: Eaton Bank Academy, Congleton

Age: 19

Always up for a challenge, Amy’s keen to join the police force and has found our Level 3 course ideal preparation.

During her studies she’s grown in confidence and enjoyed experiences from sea kayaking and canoeing to camping expeditions and a study tour of the Normandy battlefields in Northern France.

Another highlight was taking part in a week long fitness boot camp run by the army.

Amy first completed her Level 2 Diploma in Public Services.

She says: “I’ve learned a lot about careers in the police and armed forces and I can’t wait to join up!”