Public Services

Course Code:

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate – 603/506/2

Typical Entry Requirements:

4 in English and Maths

Career Possibilities:

Public Services, provided by government such as law enforcement, health, defence and central and local government remain in demand and, whilst growth has slowed, will continue to have a vital role in the economic and social welfare of the nation. By studying a BTEC National Award Course, learners develop knowledge, understanding and skills required by the sector, including essential employability skills and apply them in real work contexts.

The Programme:

The BTEC National in Uniformed Protective Service is designed to equip learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success when moving towards a career in the uniformed services, for example, Police, Emergency Fire Services, Prison Service, Security or Armed Services. Its main purpose is to allow learners to develop the core specialist knowledge, understanding and skills, including government policies and leadership and teamwork required by the sector.

Units delivered are:
• Behaviour and Discipline in the Uniformed Protective
Services – examined unit
• Teamwork, Leadership and Communication in the Uni
formed Protective Services
• Introduction to Criminology
• Police Powers and the Law

The course is studied over two years. It is portfolio-based with various assessment methods: practical, written and verbal.

There is an examined unit – Behaviour and Discipline in the Uniformed Protective Services which consists of a 2 ½ hour examination.

Why Study This Subject?:

This qualification will:

Enable students to progress to university to study a variety of degrees including Public Services, Politics, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Exercise and Fitness. Alternatively, students can progress to employment in the Uniformed Services. During the course, you will gain a range of knowledge and skills from the theoretical and practical study. You will develop key team working, leadership and problem-solving skills and will be continually assessed over the two years through various assessment methods.




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