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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services

This is a two year course designed to give students the opportunity to gain employment in an operational role, in an office-based role or in the uniformed public services.

At present, some of the units being taught are:

1 Government Policies
2 Leadership & Teamwork

Citizenship, Diversity

4 Understanding Discipline
6 Fitness Training and Testing
9 Outdoor & Adventurous Activities
17 Police Powers in the PS
18 Behaviour in PS Employment
20 Communication and Technology
21 Custodial Care services
22 Aspects of Legal System
30 Exercise, Health & lifestyle
35 Land Navigation by Map & Compass

Each unit is assessed through the completion of coursework tasks, using different methods of assessment. You will complete posters, leaflets and booklets, give presentations, prepare reports and take part in role plays.

Each unit has a set of deadlines for submission of completed tasks, these will be assessed and returned for correction by your teachers.

The course is the equivalent to 3 'A' levels.

Students on the course progress onto University to study subjects such as Criminology, Law, Criminal Justice, Airline and Airport Management, social sciences, Policing studies, Fire and Rescue service Management.

A small minority of learners have changed specialism or gone into work.

Recommended reading
Books: Gray D – BTEC Level 3 Public Services First Edition Book 1 & 2 (Pearson 2010).
Journals: Police Review, Prison News, Soldier, Business Review Magazine, Fire, British Medical Journal, Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews

If you have any questions about our courses please contact the Admissions team on 0800 3892 947 or via e-mail to info@bsix.ac.uk and we will arrange for a curriculum specialist to respond to your enquiry
There are 2 full time teachers who teach on the course. Each member of the team has extensive industry and teaching experience.

Public Service beyond the Classroom and Recent Events


Students visited Stoke Newington Police Station, to better understand what it means to be a police officer and the powers they have. This was in relation to Unit 17: Police Powers in the Public Service.


Visit to Cineworld Woodgreen to watch 'Starred Up'- a movie related to Unit 21: Custodial Care services. The film was a very good visual insight into the day to day life and operation of the British prison system.


Students taking part in ‘Listening Walks’ supported by Citizens UK in order to build relationships with local shops and businesses to turn Clapton into a City-safe zone, applying learning from Unit 12: Crime and its effect on society and Unit 3: Citizenship, diversity and the public services. For more information click here