Level 3 Diplomas in

Public Services

Leading to an Extended Diploma, Diploma or Subsidiary Diploma

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.

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

Student Profile
Betty Evans

Current job role: Special Constable with Cheshire Constabulary

Previous courses: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services; Community Policing and Criminal Investigations degree with University of Chester

“Public services is a course recognised by the police force and officers within Cheshire Police have links with Reaseheath’s public services department.

“My course helped me to progress in my career choice. I learned so much from my tutors and after I graduated they were there to advise me. They offered assistance with my university application and helped me to get onto the course I always wanted to do.”