Level 3 Extended Diploma Public Services

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Uniformed Public Services OR285A01/24/2 Further Education

Course Information

The two year Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services (equivalent to 3 A Levels) is designed to give you a range of practical skills and a good understanding of the military and other protective services. This course would suit someone who is looking to progress to a Foundation Degree as part of their progress into the military services and offers the required UCAS points for officer level entry. This course is a combination of academic, practical and vocational studies and all students will take part in a variety of activities such as team building, military skills, fitness training and outdoor adventure.

The first year of study will be focussed on Leadership in the Public Services whilst the second year will help develop your wider understanding of the Protective Services. You will experience hands on delivery by participating in expedition and receiving training from different specialists in the public services, and through fitness training and personal development this course will give you the necessary skills to complete the entry requirements for your chosen sector in the public services.

You will be studying a Level 3 Public Services qualification which will give the academic skills to progress into higher education.


  • Level 3 Extended Diploma Public Services
Course Content
  • A variety of units including
    Citizenship and Diversity (Pearson-set)
    Behaviour and Discipline in the Uniformed Protective Services
    Physical Preparation, Health and Wellbeing
    Teamwork, Leadership and Communication in the Uniformed Protective Services
    Principles of managing security threats

Entry Requirements
  • 4 GCSEs at minimum grades 9-4 or A*-C, including English, maths OR Level 2 Diploma at Merit level including English and maths grades 9-4 or A*- C. You will need a high level of enthusiasm for a career in the Armed Forces, enjoy outdoor adventure pursuits.
Next Steps
  • Entry to the Public or Armed Forces, Foundation Degree in Public Services, Advanced Apprenticeships in related subjects
Career Opportunities
  • Further training to become: army soldier, merchant navy deck officer, police officer, prison service, Royal Air Force

Dates & Fees

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
09-Sep-2024 18-Jun-2026 9.30 a.m. 3.45 p.m.
Mode of attendance
Full Time
Day of the week Number of sessions
Course Fees

There are no course fees for eligible students aged 16-18. Students aged 19-25 may also be eligible for government funding or a student loan depending on their circumstances.

Materials Required

Uniform will be required and can be purchased at enrolment
Approach shoes. Boots. Cross trainers. General fitness kit. Tracksuit. Laptop

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