Level 3 Diplomas in

Public Services

Leading to an Extended Diploma or 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
  • UK Border Force
  • Police
  • Fire and rescue
  • Ambulance service

Student Profile
Olivia Kettle

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services 2022 

Next step: Police constable apprenticeship (degree level) 

Ambition: Complete probation, then specialise  

“I’m keen to join the police force because I want to make community life safer.  Applying for a police constable apprenticeship isn’t the traditional route to a degree, but it’s a great way to gain both a qualification and experience.  

“I’m confident that my college course will support my application. Most of my lecturers have worked in the services and are keen to support and guide. They understand the requirements of service careers and this makes learning from them more engaging. 

“I chose to study at Reaseheath because the course has a hands-on approach which is good for your CV. We’ve taken part in riot control with specialised police units and joined ambulance and fire teams, and also completed team building activities with the adventure sports department.”